Haulage Exchange Takes Online Trading to a New Level

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UK hauliers can improve their profitability, increase the utilisation of their fleets and reduce empty running by accessing a 1,500 member “virtual” national network. This is thanks to a new Haulage Exchange being launched this week.

Transport Exchnage Group are proud to announce the new Haulage Exchange site, which is now available online at http://www.haulageexchange.co.uk

Haulage Exchange has been developed by the experienced team behind Courier Exchange that has become established in six years as the busiest and largest freight marketplace in the UK. In 2005 Courier Exchange reached two significant milestones: 1,500 subscribers and 250,000 jobs posted on the site.

These high levels of activity and the development of an online capability to provide hauilers with total visibility and complete control of the sub-contract operation from initial order to final invoice, coupled with market demand has led to the creation of the new Haulage Exchange.

Having researched carefully what hauliers need from an online marketplace, Haulage Exchange has the capability to manage subscriber activity from three pallets to full loads. Unlike other electronic exchanges, Haulage Exchange is fully managed with support staff available to help subscribers maximise the benefits of using the site.

The dedicated support team also maintains the quality of the Haulage Exchange subscribers through strict accreditation, checking of ‘O’ Licences, goods in transit and other insurance, cover proof of identity and trade references. In addition subscribers ‘score’ each other across a number of operational benchmarks including on time deliveries, payment record, quality and accuracy of ‘paperwork’. This ‘self policing’ aspect of Haulage Exchange gives it additional strength.

Hauliers can join the Haulage Exchange by paying a small monthly subscription of around £60 a month to give them access to the thousands of jobs on offer by other operators. Haulage Exchange provides the marketplace but does not get involved in the ‘deal’. This remains the domain of the two parties involved in the sub-contract operation. This ‘neutrality and independence’ of Haulage Exchange is another key differentiator from other types of online exchanges.

“We have created a real sense of community among the 1,500 subscribers to Courier Exchange and with the experience and understanding of how electronic marketplaces work, we believe we have created a truly collaborative network built on real success,” commented Lyall Cresswell, managing director of Haulage Exchange.

Haulage Exchange is a trading division of Transport Exchange Group Ltd, which specialises in the development & operation of real time collaborative trading platforms & associated services for the European transport industry. Transport Exchange Group delivers fully supported and managed online services for the transport sector, which enable businesses to realise the synergies that exist when organisations work together. Transport Exchange Group provides the framework & venues for successful online marketplaces, as well as the mechanisms for ensuring that inter-company transactions are conducted seamlessly.

Courier Exchange - Real time trading platform for the sameday & express freight industry.

Haulage Exchange - Online trading platform for the Haulage industry.

CX Mobile - A sophisticated, yet affordable & easy to use mobile data service for courier & transport companies.

Transport Exchange Group is a member of the “Fret Alliance”, Europe’s largest network of professional freight exchanges.

For further information on Transport Exchange Group please visit http://www.transportexchange.co.uk. Tel: 0870 241 1472.

Issued on behalf of Transport Exchange Group by Huw Thomas at LeadGenerators, Tel: 08452300169.

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