If you’re in search of available shipments for your fleet, then look no further. LoadWatcher allows fleet owners to search automatically through its platform for freight in the exact area of an empty truck, or within a specific zip code. Once a shipment of interest has been identified, you can submit a new bid offer based off the customer’s target rate or your rate for that particular lane. Your bid will be automatically sent to the customer for approval. If you are selected as the carrier of choice for that shipment, all load information will be transmitted through the system to both you and the application on your drivers device. The driver is given turn by turn directions to both pick & delivery, the ability to check in/out of each stop so no more questions regarding detention, along with uploading the POD & BOL once delivered. The carrier will also have the ability to send an invoice along with the proper paperwork i.e. POD, BOL, Toll receipts etc. to your billing teams email for approval.
Current Industry Process
minimum 1 hour
- Search new Shipment
(loadboard or call prior contacts)
- Negotiate Rate
- Transfer Documents
- Check in/Out of Pickup/Delivery
- Track & Trace
- Transmit BOL & POD
- Invoice Customer
maximum 8 minutes
- Search/Bid Loads & transmit Doc’s
(Within drivers current location or any zip code)
- Check in/Out of Pickup & Delivery
(with the click of a button)
- Location updates
(Automatic email sent periodically)
- Upload BOL and POD
(directly throught users device)
- Invoice customer
(create and edit invoice throught users device)
- Register Free
or call us at:
- Negotiate rates & select a carrier
- Shipper/receiver check in & out updates
- Email updates throughout run
- POD & BOL uploaded once delivered
- Receive carriers invoice directly from the system
- Live online dashboard
Sign in or register
New users will be required to “Sign in” under a carrier or create a new account if the carrier has not registered prior. (If user/driver is signing in under a carrier the account manager that has registered with LoadWatcher will need to set up user/driver as a company driver along with his/her vehicle information on their dashboard. User will then receive a text message with their unique ID# once account manager has fully set user./driver up with an account in order to sign in.)
Searching for a new shipment
Selecting “Search Load” on the user’s application home page allows them to, select a radius of (100, 200 or 300 miles) from either their current location or a specific zip code user/driver intends on being available for their next shipment.
Searching for a new shipment (cont.)
A list of available shipments will display to the user/driver allowing them to scroll through and find the appropriate lane they wish to run. (Shipments on this page will display, BOL#, P/U & Del city/St/Zip, dates/times, vehicle type needed, and shipper target rate)
Once lane of interest is selected, a detailed list of that shipment will be displayed for the user/driver to better analyze and see if load fits their needs. In addition to the shipment information above, user/driver will receive the miles to pickup and delivery, Special license and insurance required, and detailed load info i.e. team or solo, pieces and weight Dim, and weight by the shipper.
User/driver will have the ability to see total miles to better calculate the appropriate rate they wish to bid to the customer for a lane. User/driver also have the ability to add a note for the customer if needed.
Once bid has been submitted user/driver will be taken back to the search screen listing all available shipments in their desired area of pickup so they may place additional bids to maximize their chances of capturing a load out of town.
If customer selects carrier to haul their shipment the user/driver will receive a push notification alerting them that they have been awarded the shipment, user/driver will have 20 min to accept or deny the run.
User/driver will need to agree to the terms and conditions and start the shipment, at which point the customer is now monitoring the user/driver.
Customers will receive updates at each event throughout the run. (i.e. Shipment started by carrier, check in/out of pickup, location updates throughout, check in/out of delivery, BOL & POD uploads along with a copy of the invoice)
Shipment detailed process
Once Carrier starts a shipment they will take the following steps by pushing 1 button for each step:
- Navigate to the pickup
- Check in/out of the Pickup and confirm piece & weight count. (Customer will receive a warning email if either are different then what they entered)
- Navigate to the delivery, (the system will update carrier’s location throughout the run to the customer). Helping minimize multiple calls throughout the day. Allowing carriers to focus on the task at hand. Driving
- Check in/out of the receiver. Once delivered carrier will type the POD name and take an image of the BOL to upload through the application to end the shipment. At this point all monitoring will complete.
Once shipment has delivered, customer will have access to the load documentation at any time.
Invoice customer (optional)
Carriers have the ability to invoice the customer and add any additional fees directly from their device.