Transplace to give customers free track-and-trace

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Transplace, a third-party logistics and transportation management services provider of $9 billion in freight, announced that it is giving its customers real-time visibility as a standard feature without any extra transaction or an integration fee.

Transplace says its customers will be able to view a large percentage of their freight with greater efficiency and coverage at a lesser overall cost.

The company is using Descartes MacroPoint as its prime real-time visibility partner. Transplace will first roll out the offering for truckload shipments in the U.S. and Canada by January 2020, and will expand the offering to Mexico and other geographies, as well as other modes in the future.

Frank McGuigan, chief executive of Transplace, said “By making real-time visibility a core component of the Transplace Technology Platform, Transplace is providing an enterprise level, real-time control tower capability within reach for shippers of all sizes and scale.”

Transplace says that real-time visibility combined with its existing predictive risk analytics capabilities will enhance service prediction and to more proactively manage potential supply chain disruptions.

The company chose Descartes MacroPoint because of its ease of use, capabilities and large network of carriers and connectivity with smaller fleets and owner-operators.