Finding the best LTL rates with Freightquote by C.H. Robinson's Volume API technology.

May 23, 2019

Finding and comparing LTL rates can be one of the most time-consuming and frustrating challenges facing small and medium-sized business owners. Though, with the Volume API technology we've developed here at Freightquote by C.H. Robinson, the shipping process can be simplified and the best available rates can be acquired.

Let's take a closer look at how LTL API technology can boost your bottom line.


Leveraging freight technology to obtain quotes for volume shipments.

Less than truckload shipping (LTL) is one of the most common methods for freight shippers to use when transporting freight. Though, before the arrival of solutions such as Volume API, the technology and tools needed to get a quote on that type of volume shipping were lacking. 

In fact, obtaining volume rates for LTL shipments previously required calling individual carriers with the specs for each order. This would take up valuable employee time and provide a less than ideal experience for the customer. 

Solutions like our Volume API change that, allowing customers to easily compare LTL quotes from the nation’s best contract carriers in real-time, with guaranteed rates and timely deliveries.


Ease the shipping logistics burden with help from the pros.

Freightquote obtains hundreds of volume quotes each day for its customers, so we know it works. Using Volume API, Freightquote has retrieved more than 40,000 volume quotes automatically and increased the rate of converting quotes into booked shipments by ~30%. As a result, small to medium-sized businesses can devote more time and resources to focus on their core offerings. 


Final thoughts.

“With our new technology and collaboration with a few select carriers, we can now retrieve volume rates with the click of a button,” said Nick Osbern, a senior procurement manager at Freightquote. “We save time for our sales force and our contracted-carrier’s customer service teams, all while dramatically improving the customer experience and allowing them to book their loads faster.”

If you’re looking to learn more about how LTL API can help your business, look no further. Head over to our custom solutions page for more information or start quoting your next shipment, today.

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