Echo Global Logistics has announced that it has added a booking functionality, ‘Book Now’ to enable carriers to book loads online via the EchoDrive web portal and mobile app. Echo Logistics claims that this feature streamlines the booking process and provides greater rate visibility while offering dispatchers and drivers the flexibility to book loads digitally. The implementation of this functionality follows an extensive pilot programme that lasted several months and included thousands of participants.
EchoDrive, which is built on the EchoAccelerator proprietary architecture, is a web portal and mobile app that gives carriers real-time access to search, bid, book, manage, track, and get paid on freight hauled for Echo. The platform’s load management tool and document upload capabilities streamline operations, keep dispatchers organised, and help drivers get back on the road faster.
With Book Now, carriers can book loads with Echo through the EchoDrive web portal and mobile app. The feature provides carriers with visibility into rates for loads within EchoDrive. Carriers can book the load directly in EchoDrive and receive a rate confirmation email from the platform within seconds.
“At Echo, technology is at the centre of how we support our carrier network, and we are continuously looking to invest in new tools that add efficiency and create more value for our carrier partners,” said Jay Gustafson, SVP of Marketplace Solutions at Echo.
Source: Echo Global Logistics