CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With many international supply chains in disarray due to COVID-19, the need for freight visibility in the U.S. and abroad is more critical than ever. Forager and project44, two leaders in the logistics technology space, today announced a new partnership that will redefine visibility for cross-border shipments and bring a level of transparency long thought impossible for U.S./Mexico freight.
“Businesses that ship domestically already expect a high level of visibility on all their loads, but historically that expectation of transparency stopped at the U.S./Mexico border. There’s this industry belief that Mexico is ‘The Blackhole of Freight’ and that it’s impossible to know where your truck is once it leaves the U.S.,” said Matt Silver, CEO and Co-founder of Forager. “We don’t buy that. Forager is committed to providing real-time visibility to North American freight, and our new partnership with p44 really highlights our dedication to a new standard of cross-border transparency.”
This partnership combines Forager’s flagship cross-border freight management platform, SCOUT by Forager, with project44’s leading, global Advanced Visibility Platform. Now, Forager’s customers will be able to leverage automated, real-time tracking data to seamlessly manage their supply chains across North America, regardless of borders.
“The work that goes into tracking the movement of goods internationally is enormous,” said Vernon O’Donnell, Chief Product and Services Officer at project44. “Our partnership with Forager eases that burden on shippers and carriers by automatically stitching together shipment information — regardless of side of the border . Our customers need a single view of real-time, high-fidelity information where shipments are to manage their production, inventory, and transportation networks. The Forager team shares our mission - to bring new levels of trust and predictability into supply chains - and they bring deep cross-board freight expertise to help carriers and shippers better serve their customers, regardless of location.”
The p44 integration also allows Forager's expansive network of cross-border carriers to track via ELD — cutting down on tedious manual tracking processes and eliminating dozens of unnecessary calls and emails to drivers.
“Our customers will benefit significantly from increased cross-border visibility, but automating the tracking process will also remove a huge weight from our carriers’ shoulders,” said Silver. “We’re launching a new cross-border load board in 2021 alongside a whole host of carrier-focused solutions. Naturally, we want the experience of our carriers to be just as efficient and seamless as it is for our customers. SCOUT is a marketplace with two sides, and this partnership with project44 serves both.”
This development comes shortly after the announcement of Forager’s partnership with global TMS leader Blue Yonder, and the introduction of an industry first — a completely transparent pricing policy and public pricing tool.
Forager and project44’s collaboration represents another step in bringing much-needed technology to the cross-border space.
Forager is a cross-border logistics technology company that’s revolutionizing the trillion-dollar supply chain industry. Led by Co-Founder and CEO Matt Silver, Forager launched in 2018 to tackle the challenges of shipping truckload freight between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Using an innovative marketplace, Forager connects all parties on both sides of the border to automate complex supply chains and save businesses time and money. Forager has been named to the FreightWaves Freight Tech 100 every year since its inception. In 2020, the company was also recognized by leading Chicago business incubator 1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center as one of five Rising Stars of tech. With a combination of purpose-built technology and industry expertise, Forager is setting the new standard for cross-border shipping. To learn more, visit www.foragerscs.com.
project44 is the world’s leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal, and Ocean. To learn more, visit www.project44.com.