The not-so-distant future of LTL shipping is going to look a lot different. Booking LTL freight shipments is a muddled mess. It requires too much communication, too much wasted time and too much money spent. What’s to blame: too many middlemen. Third Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) and other Freight Forwarders are expensive, inconvenient and no longer necessary. FreightorGator poses this simple question: What if there were no more middlemen?
3PLs and Freight Forwarders aren’t completely useless: they help navigate a confusing LTL industry and get shippers volume discounted rates. Right now, it’s impossible to picture the LTL shipping industry without them. Twenty years ago, it was impossible to picture the travel industry without travel agents. Expedia, Travelocity and Kayak revolutionized travel by replacing the middleman. FreightorGator is here to show the world how the combination of an intuitive user experience and modern online technology can leave out the middlemen and keep shippers in control of their shipping.
The FreightorGator Solution
FreightorGator CEO, Augie Grasis: “We were new to LTL shipping; we had a fresh set of eyes looking at the industry. We quickly learned that for LTL shippers, transparency is everything. There’s time and money to be saved by making the whole booking process more transparent.” The best way to accomplish this is through a simple user interface connected to cloud-based technology and a totally transparent, flat rate booking fee.
User Experience plays a vital role in today’s online interfaces. FreightorGator understands that a simple, intuitive digital experience can simultaneously simplify the LTL shipping process and solve one of the underlying issues plaguing the industry—wasted time.
The middleman recipe calls for a huge time commitment on the shippers’ side: sitting on hold with a 3PL to book, sending emails that never get answered and delayed shipments. While the FreightorGator freight exchange connects you, the shipper, directly to carriers, it never feels like it’s blocking your view. You remain in control the entire time. The FreightorGator experience is fast and transparent, two words new to the LTL industry.
LTL Industry Evolution
The LTL freight industry is antiquated. The cloud-based technology that powers FreightorGator is not. FreightorGator uses tech to connect shippers to carriers and provide real-time spot pricing, much like Expedia did for the travel industry. 3PLs tout the volume discounts they provide, but FreightorGator aggregates all of its online users to pass on the same discounts. The result is a transparent selection of competitive freight quotes from top carriers, all in one place, at one time. We don’t hide our fees in percentage-based formulas or make you jump through hoops to book shipments. Quotes are free and booking costs a flat $25 fee—regardless of your shipment size—so you always know what it costs to ship.
Blending technology into the LTL booking process will transform the industry. LTL shippers waste time and money dealing with middlemen to handle their shipping needs. FreightorGator understands the power of technology when it’s pointed in the right direction: we can effectively dismiss the middleman from the LTL booking process through our online freight exchange. An intuitive user experience combined with the right technology keeps shippers in control and saves them money: “I thought I was getting a great volume rate from my local carrier. FreightorGator found me multiple carriers with lower prices—and have saved 80% over our LTL contracted rates,” says Mike Taranto, President at Solar Shade USA and frequent LTL shipper.
FreightorGator would like to welcome you to the future of the LTL shipping, (middlemen not included).