C.H. Robinson Introduces Freightview for Small and Midsized Businesses

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (July 20, 2015) C.H. Robinson has introduced Freightview®, a neutral, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software platform which cuts the time and money small and midsized businesses (SMBs) spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting.

Freightview was created to provide an innovative and valuable communication tool to SMBs who remain underserved by the TMS software market and use multiple less than truckload (LTL) transportation service providers. These businesses, despite producing almost half of the U.S. private nonfarm GDP, typically ship freight using a manual, inefficient, labor-intensive process that ties up internal resources for hours each day.

When a shipper adopts Freightview as their TMS platform, they maintain direct relationships with their LTL providers while being able to compare shipment cost, transit time, and service level; eliminating the need to repeatedly log into multiple LTL carrier websites. Early adopters of the online freight management software system have said Freightview increases employee productivity by reducing time spent on shipping activities, and arms them with the data needed to negotiate better rates, ensure accountability, and uncover additional savings.

"Many shippers are growing quickly, but managing freight is slowing them down. We built Freightview so small and midsized business can be more competitive in today's marketplace," said Jason Roberts, co-founder of Freightview. "Freightview redefines a business's relationship with shipping as employees ship freight in a fraction of the time and managers gain control and visibility of shipping operations."

Through an intuitive three-step startup process, Freightview allows a shipper to be completely setup with the system in 24-48 hours. Freightview facilitates automated communication between a shipper and their service provider utilizing a patent pending Application Program Interface (API) workflow process. API eliminates the need to connect electronically with carriers through the intensive and drawn out Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) process.

To aid in the sales process, Freightview can easily integrate into a shipper's website and sales applications to provide shipping rates on internet purchases or incorporate freight quotes into sales bids. New Freightview users are afforded a free 30-day trial period, followed by a standard $199 per location monthly fee.

"In this new era of cloud based applications, API's are the standard protocol that allow computing systems to interact with one another, thus allowing businesses to exchange information faster and easier," said Jordan Kass, president of Managed Services at C.H. Robinson. "This is the EDI of the future."

About TMC

TMC is a division of C.H. Robinson, one of the world's largest third party logistics (3PL) providers. TMC offers Managed TMS®, which combines a global transportation management system (TMS), logistics process expertise, and consulting services. Through six Control Tower locations around the globe in Amsterdam, Chicago, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, and Wroclaw, clients can access cloud-based, proprietary TMS technology, logistics experts, and supply chain engineers to manage their day-to-day operations and optimize supply chain performance. In 2014, TMC managed over 4.2M shipments and handled $2.7B in freight under management for clients around the world. For more information, visit http://www.mytmc.com/.

About C.H. Robinson

Founded in 1905, C.H. Robinson is a global provider of multimodal logistics services, fresh produce sourcing, and information services to 46,000 customers through a network of more than 280 offices and over 12,000 employees around the world. The company works with 66,000 transportation providers worldwide. C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenues of $13.5 billion in 2014.

Through the company and its Foundation, C.H. Robinson and its employees contribute millions of dollars annually to a variety of organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Community Health Charities, American Red Cross, Children's Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, and Global Impact. The company is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has been publicly traded on the NASDAQ since 1997. For more information about C.H. Robinson, visit http://www.chrobinson.com/.   

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