CHICAGO – project44, a progressive Chicago-based technology company, has introduced volume LTL rating APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to facilitate instant, real-time volume rate exchange between carriers and their shipper, broker and 3PL customers. This volume rating technology has been integrated by the largest LTL consolidator in Southern California, Sunset Pacific Transportation, to increase profitability and visibility, while reducing administrative costs.
“Unlike traditional rate bureaus, fulfilling volume rate requests via our Freight API eliminates the need for a carrier to manually respond to quote requests,” said project44 Chief Technology Officer, Wally Ibrahim. “Rolling out a volume rating API via project44’s network increases Sunset Pacific’s ability to communicate more effectively with an even larger audience of customers.”
As an early adopter of cloud-based technology, Sunset Pacific’s API connections score in the top percentile for both response time and clarity of data, according to project44’s complimentary Carrier API Health Check. Overall, project44’s APIs allow the carrier to exchange real-time rates with potential customers directly on their website using their online quoting engine - improving their customers’ experience and reducing the likelihood of errors. With Sunset Pacific’s new volume rating API, the carrier is able to respond to specifically to volume rate requests in a more automated way and at a lower cost.
“Integrating volume rating via API is a great example of how our ongoing relationship with project44 has helped us to adopt emerging technological advancements with limited IT investment,” said Josh Craig, President and COO of Sunset Pacific Transportation. “project44 allows us to focus on what matters most - providing best-in-class technology and service to our customers. We’re able to respond to a higher number of volume and LTL rate requests in milliseconds through our online quoting engine, while also delivering increased data transparency and real-time insights to our customers.”
This is not the first time Sunset Pacific Transportation has leveraged project44’s cloud-based technology to increase profits, gain market share and control costs. In 2015, Sunset Pacific Transportation became the first customer to adopt project44’s API-enabled dynamic rating engine, which allowed them to offer instant rates to shippers, brokers and 3PLs on a live-market schedule.
project44 is a forward-thinking technology company that provides standardized, secure web service API integrations that allow shippers and 3PLs to connect to carriers in real-time – eliminating the use of EDI and instantly creating a better experience for customers. For more information, visit www.p-44.com or follow along on Twitter, @freightpipes
About Sunset Pacific Transportation, Inc.
Sunset Pacific Transportation, Inc. is a leading consolidator specializing in Volume LTL and Partial Truckload originating from California, Arizona, and Nevada for final destination in all 48 states. Sunset Pacific Transportation targets freight moves that are too large for LTL and too small for full Truckload, allowing 3PLs, Brokers, or Direct Customers to realize significant savings. For more information, visit www.sunsetpacific.com.