Auto transport technology company Ship.Cars USA says that for too long, shippers, carriers and brokers have struggled to make their operations thrive.
The company adds that drivers, dispatchers and owner-operators have been “drowning in paperwork,” looking for ways to select loads online and process multi-vehicle orders.
“Shippers have been searching for a viable method to rapidly replenish inventory with a few simple clicks,” the company said in a news release.
In response, Ship.Cars USA is releasing what it describes as a “powerful, omnichannel suite of products for shippers, owner operators and brokers, and carriers with multiple trucks as well as owner operators. The company said it is uniting the car-hauling industry around the banner of “Ship Cars Smarter.”
Ship.Cars describes itself as having a strong commitment to customer-centric services for smarter, faster shipping. The company says it is transforming the way vehicle loads are processed, priced and delivered.
The company says its digital platforms for shippers and carriers allows more flexibility and transparency along with an improved customer experience. It is doing that by using automation to complete various time-consuming tasks.
“Designed as a fully integratable and scalable solution for any sized business, our digital tools and platforms create seamless connections that delight customers, open markets and break down existing barriers,” Ship.Cars chief executive officer Ravi Adatrao said. “This ensures customers spend less time in their business, and more time on their business.”
The company said that for the broker and shipper community, it has initiated digital transformation in the form of a suite of software applications that it says optimizes the load posting and management experience and more efficiently moves vehicles.
It describes Shipper TMS as a platform to help auctions, dealers and brokers efficiently eliminate paperwork, manage orders, automate payments, post loads, negotiate terms and dispatch and deliver.
The company says “Market” is harmoniously integrated into Shipper TMS. It describes Market as a modern online digital marketplace where carriers can procure the best loads posted by shippers and brokers.
Ship.Cars adds that dealers and small brokers can use a stripped-down version of the load board called Shipper Lite to post loads. The Shipper Suite includes the next-generation quoting engine and pricing calculator called Calcatron. The company said the calculator gives users a competitive edge while maximizing margins.
The company goes on to note that the Carrier Suite provides auto transport services to carriers, including dispatchers, drivers and owner operators. Ship.Cars provides a driver delivery app called Driver ePOD, in addition to the order and driver management capabilities built into the Carrier TMS platform.
The company said that with dispatchers and owner-operators having access to Ship.Cars’ Market Load Board, they can connect with brokers in a “bustling online car-hauling marketplace teaming with loads.”
"This industry is primed for innovation,” Adatrao said. “We are at an inflection point. Using next-generation technology, we are creating solutions that meet the evolving demands of the auto transportation industry. Secure, transparent, reliable transactions are a must, and there is absolutely no room for uncertainty or inefficiency.”