The expanded Local Carrier solution responds to the growing need of B2B customers for first/final mile, expedited, time sensitive, next-day, and same-day shipments. The expanded offering increases client access to more than 10,000 assets and drivers in the U.S. and Canada, enabling clients to quickly and easily rate, schedule, and track Local Carrier shipments anywhere in North America. It also augments Banyan’s OTR coverage by capitalizing on the company’s extensive history and first-to-market approach for API connectivity for less-than-truckload and Truckload shipping.
Banyan connections to Local Carrier partners enable clients to rate, shop, and schedule local pickups and deliveries across all primary and secondary markets in the U.S. (and some in Canada) within the LIVE Connect platform, enabling B2B customers to service their client base more efficiently.
The integration of these new connections into Banyan’s LIVE Connect platform will help streamline client operations by consolidating vetted Local Carriers and other supported OTR modes of LTL, Truckload, and Parcel in a single platform. The inclusion of all OTR shipping modes from a single screen makes it possible for users to easily schedule shipments and maximize efficiencies across the organization.
It also houses many valuable features that help Shippers and 3PLs manage their OTR freight, like the Freight Bill Management tool, QuickConnect, and the Business Intelligence suite. Clients can validate their freight invoices, manage inbound shipping, and gain actionable insight into all of their OTR shipping in a single platform.