Inside Logistics

Freightopolis creates new system directly linking carriers, customers


April 16, 2013
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MONTREAL, Que. — Freightopolis, a Montreal-based technology company, has created a cloud-based shipping platform that connects road based carriers to customers directly.  

“Freightopolis.com is a 100% real-time platform that consolidates online freight information entered by large and small TL and LTL freight carriers across Canadian and US transportation markets. Carriers and customers are matched based on a proprietary PATT system-price, availability, and transit time…Freightopolis has set out to change the face of the transportation industry by replacing the costly and time consuming middle man, the freight broker by a user-friendly online platform. The system is designed to directly and immediately bring together costumers and carriers,” the company says in a release.

Jack Pollak, the founder and owner of Freightopolis, fathered the idea in 2010, and after more than two years of development, it has now been launched in the first quarter of 2013.

It allows customers to access real-time information entered by approved carriers. At the moment of booking, a tracking number is assigned to the freight which allows for 24/7 status updates and alerts. This service is designed to enable customers to be aware of the status of the shipment at any given time.

Carriers on the other hand, benefit from a dispatch portal streamlined for the transport industry, the company says. Freightopolis maintains each partner carrier’s data on a cloud based server. The Freightopolis software is accessible to carriers of all sizes, common carriers and carriers with at least five trucks alike. Freightopolis guarantees payment for services rendered to carriers within 30 days of delivery.