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AscendTMS And project44 Partner To Provide SMB Carriers With A Complete Digital Freight Ecosystem
AscendTMS Provides The Free TMS Software and project44 Provides The Automatic Connections To Tens Of Thousands Of Global Shippers
The agreement puts the world's most widely used and #1 rated TMS software in the hands of any carrier, broker or shipper for free, with a direct connection to project44's vast network of shippers, in order to further digitize the daily freight operations and visibility needs of anyone involved in freight movements.
This process enables the world's largest and most forward-thinking shippers to gain automatic shipment visibility when an AscendTMS carrier moves their loads. Moreover, AscendTMS carriers will quickly become preferred carriers for those shippers and brokers using project44 for visibility.
Zero effort is needed by the AscendTMS carrier to update project44's shippers, even if the carrier changes trucks, trailers, or drivers after the load has been tendered and is in transit. This is because the AscendTMS and project44 systems are constantly talking to each other and updating the project44 shipper or broker on behalf of the carrier.
"When an AscendTMS carrier is tendered a load from any project44 shipper or broker, our systems automatically provide the project44 customer with visibility throughout the life of the load – even if the equipment or driver is swapped out during the load. This is the true power of automation at work for every party, which directly lowers costs for both the shipper and the carrier," said Tim Higham, CEO of AscendTMS. "Additionally, participating AscendTMS carriers get a live feed, back into their AscendTMS account from project44, showing their real-time truck and trailer locations, no matter the ELD vendor being used in that specific equipment. This is highly beneficial for carriers running a mix of different ELD systems within their fleet, which is very common for fleets running a mix of company drivers, owner operators or leased equipment."
Jett McCandles, Founder and CEO of project44, stated; "Everything project44 does is centered around efficiency, automation, visibility and transparency for each party involved in a shipment. AscendTMS holds those same core values, and thus became the obvious choice for project44 to help the smaller carrier segment, which represents over 90% of the market, to participate in the ongoing digital evolution in freight transactions. The only way digital freight becomes a reality for everyone is by providing that 90% of the market with proven digital freight tools, like AscendTMS and project44, so they can realize the same digital efficiencies as the top 10% of the market."
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