What Does the Future of Load Boards Look Like?

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ComFreight.com is the original Shipper Load Board, Freight Matching and Bidding Marketplace designed to help manufacturers and shippers get freight quotes and bids from logistics companies, freight carriers and owner-operators of trucking companies.

In the past shippers and manufacturers were limited in the ways that they were able to get visibility and competitive bids and options for RFPs or RFQs (Requests for Pricing or Requests for Quotes) for their freight shipments and supply chain needs. There is now a cloud based web app to help answer this everyday demand and to help bolster the support of the the growing field of tech tools that are supporting the future of logistics industry and the future of load boards.

ComFreight.com is changing the face of how companies handle their logistics quoting processes and changing the traditional function and focus of Load Boards for the trucking and logistics industry. Before web apps like ComFreight shippers we limited in dealing directly with specific freight brokers and had no way of having logistics companies or trucking service providers compete against each other to provide the best rates and compare safety and service levels via one consolidated portal.

Cloud based document storage and sending? ComFreight has that. Real time data based alerts and trip planning to help trucking users find loads to come home with or back-hauls in a pinch? That is also something that the platform is now offering to its users. Making the system mobile friendly is allowing shippers, carriers and smaller freight brokers to leverage tools that up until now as only available to some of the largest companies in the trucking and logistics industry. Technology is again becoming the great equalizer in a very arcane and old fashioned industry that still relies primarily on faxes and phone calls to facilitate business connections and work order requests.

Are the ComFreight users happy? So far user testimonials on the web have been quite positive for the newly re-launched software platform and technology company. "We take user input very seriously and we try to mold the platform around real time feedback we get from our paying and free users as fast as we possibly can," said Steve Kochan the lead Co-Founder and CEO of ComFreight.com.

The leadership of the company also points to some recent unsolicited reviews that are already hitting social media and youtube like the one Kochan referenced here, "Wes' testimonial video about ComFreight.."

The recent release of version 2.0 as a cloud based platform as a web app means that there are no mobile apps or software to download and install and there is never a need to remember to update an outdated version of the application. Any user can simply use ComFreight like they would on their desktop or laptop computer from any mobile device, tablet, smart phone with a data or internet connection via the device's internet browser. Everything is in the cloud and easily accessible at any time and from anywhere. So when ComFreight updates it's suite and releases new tools or features there is no friction for a current user to immediately take advantage its newest tools.

Users are also able to build their own customized user profile page which includes a profile picture, a link back to their website for their business and additional information like how to contact the company directly with an optional field for a detailed description of the company's services. The user profile pages are also shareable in the same manner as all load and truck post pages are from the site and act like a virtual e-business card or instant website, helping their users build more visibility for their businesses on the web. This is another way ComFreight says it is adding value and making the logistics marketplace and freight shipping industry more social, more fun and and more visibly vibrant.

Want to learn more? Read more about the Future of Load Boards here in the How it Works section. Check that out by clicking here on How it Works - The Future of Load Boards. The future of logistics is data in the cloud and now freight can float freely within the safest, most robust interface which ComFreight says helps shippers find the best rates possible with high quality service providers thus helping their loads safely reach their destinations.

ComFreight promises more updates as they continue to upgrade their user interface and make their web app easier and more valuable to both current and future users throughout the remainder of the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2014.

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