Freight matching site GR8FR8 is offering carriers a complimentary six-month membership for a limited time.
After the complimentary membership period ends, carriers can decide to remain active for an annual fee. There are no transactional fees associated with carriers using GR8FR8, and no payment information is collected for the promotional offer, the company said.
“We’re building our carrier network concurrently with efforts to bring shippers onto the system. We are over half way to our goal of 10,000 carriers by June,” said John VanKampen, GR8FR8’s executive vp, noting that the six-month trial is an effort to populate the site with frequent shippers.
GR8FR8’s transportation management system (TMS) serves as a centralized freight management portal where carriers can not only find available loads, but also to interact with potential business partners.
Carriers are directed to use the firm’s FR8Mart online marketplace, where they can search for available freight in desired lanes and submit rates online, the company noted. They can also submit rates they are comfortable with as the system does not require a bid to be lower than the current low bid.