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November 13, 2020

This release focuses on adding further supply chain compliance under the Shipwell umbrella.

Pricing intel available in the API

The pricing intel tool is now available via four pricing intel endpoints. For more information, see the Pricing API reference.

Two features unique to the pricing intel API:

Radius Search

When you request historical company data (via the /historical endpoint), a pickup_radius and drop_off_radius can be specified. The response will include shipments originating at the pickup address plus any specified pickup_radius and terminating at the drop off address plus any specified drop_off_radius. Previously, pickup_radius and drop_off_radius were hidden and set to zero miles.

Expanded Market Forecast

When you request market forecast data (via the /forecast/market endpoint), an integer number of days (up to 14 days) into the future can be specified for which the Shipwell Market Composite will be forecasted.

Quick view notes and message in Shipments

You can now quickly view notes and messages from the Shipment Dashboard Actions column, allowing users to easily create and access notes and messages associated with the shipment. When notes or messages exist on the shipment, the icons will appear bold in the column. If there are no existing notes or messages, the icons will appear grayed out, but you can still click the icons to gain access to the notes and messages screens where they can begin to add new entries.

Change FMCSA updates from monthly to daily

The FMCSA carrier updates have moved from a monthly update to a daily update. This carrier information includes their Safety Rating, Safety Rating Date, and Operating Authority Status. This updated data can be viewed in the Carrier Details screen.

Correctly display FMCSA operating authority status

Previously, the carrier’s MC Number was displayed in the Operating Authority Status field on the Carrier Details screen. The page now displays the Operating Authority Status, including values of, Active, Inactive, Pending, or None.

Lowest bids display on the Load Board screen

You can now access the Load Board and can view shipment details will now have visibility to the three lowest competing bid amounts on the shipment, in addition to viewing their own bidding history. Also, users will see the total number of bids that have been submitted for the shipment.

Notification when ELD tracking stops

If Shipwell receives ELD tracking information for a shipment, the system will now monitor the shipment while in transit to ensure tracking data does not stop for the shipment duration. The system will create an email notification if four consecutive time periods pass where the system does not receive an update. For example, if Shipwell receives ELD updates every 15 minutes from a carrier, the notification would be created if 60 minutes goes by without receiving an update.

You can subscribe to this notification by selecting Profile & Preferences > Notifications, under Shipment Stopped Tracking.

Set default tags by user

You now have the ability to set default tags for their profile. These tags will be automatically applied to all shipments that are created.


Default tags will only be applied to the newly created shipments. Shipments that exist in the platform prior to this functionality will not be assigned default tags.

Sort SLAs on committed capacity

SLAs can be sorted by most of the columns in the master list view. Go to Manage > Routing Guides > SLAs.

Bug fixes

A tentative fix is being explored for reports of tenders not sending email notifications upon initiation.

Updated about a month ago

November 13, 2020

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