Lanehub has added a new capability to its collaborative transportation network that gives shippers the ability to earn a “benefit sharing credit” who help their contract carriers connect with other shippers who need capacity to fill imbalances in the carriers’ networks.
Any carrier that is currently contracted to haul freight for an existing member of the Lanehub network is eligible to participate in the new Backhaul Assist Benefit Sharing system.
“Backhaul Assist already helps private and dedicated fleets find consistent, well-matched backhaul freight,” said Mark Hackl, chief executive and founder of Lanehub. “With the addition of Backhaul Assist Benefit Sharing, shippers now have the ability to also help their contract carriers connect directly with new shippers and win recurring business on matched backhaul lanes.”
Once a carrier is registered and visible in the software, shippers will share new lanes that match with lanes the carrier is currently hauling. When a carrier starts hauling the new, matched freight, Lanehub collects a service fee from the shipper who obtained the capacity. The benefit sharing credit is then allocated back to the shipper that helped provide the capacity by sharing their carrier.
“Consider us the eHarmony of freight,” Hackl continued. “We are not a spot or transactional load matching service. Participating in our Collaborative Transportation Network is a way for shippers to collaborate and carriers to compete on their own terms for the long run.”
For a list of shippers using Lanehub, click here.