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June 10, 2020

Various enhancements have been made to the Shipwell platform.

Clone Contracts

Shippers tend to create several similar contracts at one time or may want to copy a contract for multiple carriers. Cloning existing contracts allows shippers to produce numerous contracts with less data entry quickly.

From either a specific contract or from the master list of contracts, a shipper can make a copy and make changes before saving.

Additionally, if a shipper wants to create multiple contracts in a row, checking Create Clone after saving creates a modifiable copy. For example:

  • Create a contract for a specific lane, mode, and carrier, then clone three times for Dry Van, Flatbed, and Reefer at different rates.

  • Create a contract for a specific mode, equipment type, and carrier, then clone multiple times for every lane.

  • Create a clone for a lane, mode, equipment type, and clone for each of the primary, secondary, and other backup carriers with different rates.

Search shipments by order number

The shipment dashboard search functionality has been expanded to include the ability to search by order numbers returning shipments with specific orders included in the load.

Entering single, full order numbers returns a single shipment. Entering a partial number returns multiple shipments

Pricing Intel usability enhancements

Users of the Pricing Intel tool can now search their historical lane data. In particular, you can now query carriers and shipment IDs to consolidate the list viewed and the subset of data exported.

Users can also filter their historical lane data by shipment type: spot, contract, or all. View queried shipments in a consolidated view and the subset of data exported.

  • For a shipment to be labeled “Contract” in the sorting, add a Contract Load tag to the shipment.
  • If a user’s company does not have a CONTRACT LOAD tag, manually create the tag.
  • Loads without a contract tag are labeled Spot

The markup element has been removed from all instances of the Pricing Intel module.

Company shipment data for the lane of interest can also be exported in CSV format.

Carrier status enhancements

Requested bids card

On the Requested Bids page of the Shipments tab, a Shipper/3PL can see requested bids from Inactive Carriers shown in light grey text, with the Select button disabled. Hovering the mouse over the bid surfaces an information note, stating “Carrier status is not active”.

Inactive carriers and tenders

Inactive carriers are shown in light grey text, and cannot be added to a Tender request.

Shipment details page

Carrier Status is now displayed on the Shipment Details Page, including the Side Panel. Users are prevented from assigning a Shipment to a carrier not in Active status.

Tender expired email

If a shipper sends a tender to a carrier with an expiration date and the carrier does not respond to the tender prior to the expiration, the shipper will be notified that the tender expired.

With this change, now both the carrier and the shipper are notified when a tender expires.

Show three decimal places on shipments

Distance is now shown using three decimal places when viewing distance within the shipment details page within the carrier & equipment section and the timeline/map.

Carrier view

Timeline view

All other parts of the Shipwell platform will round distance to whole numbers:

  • Dashboard Summary (used in Dashboard, Load Board, Load Details, etc)
  • Dashboard - miles column
  • Loadboard - miles column
  • External Tracking - map
  • Emails

Ignore P44 PRO number sent at dispatch

Certain PRO#s are now filtered out of the data returned by P44 that ends up on LTL Shipments and BOLs.

Display all LTL service rates

A full set of LTL rates are now returned by P44 including guaranteed rates and service levels not previously displayed during rating.

Functionally, the full LTL rating flow has not changed but more rates are available.

Bug fixes

Save dashboard view after deleting

Fixes a bug where deleting a user also removed all of their saved dashboards from the Shipment Dashboard.

Markup did not apply when multiple shipments created

Fixes when creating multiple shipments with the markup at the same time, and the markup did not apply to the customer financials.

Hazmat and refrigeration added for drayage

Updated the Shipment page and Edit Shipment Details page have so that the hazmat and refrigeration options are available for Drayage.

Limit spot negotiations for a company

Having too many spot negotiations per company harmed platform performance. Therefore, each company now has a limit of 200 spot negotiations.

UPS registration update

UPS changed their requirements to register accounts via our platform. If a UPS account receives an invoice within the past 90 days, invoice information must be provided as part of the registration process. The registration screens and logic now include newly required fields:

  • Invoice Amount
  • Invoice Control ID
  • Invoice Currency
  • Invoice Date
  • Invoice Number

Updated 6 months ago

June 10, 2020

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