Freightera Celebrates First Year with 1.8 Billion Freight Lanes in Canada and US

North American Businesses Just Got Access to Vast New Online Freight Rate Inventory in Canada, US and US-Canada Cross-Border Transportation Markets

July 6, 2015

Freightera, North America’s online freight marketplace offering business shippers instant fixed-cost quotes from carriers of all sizes and one-click booking, celebrated its first year by doubling inventory to 1.8 billion freight lanes.

“With this expansion we now offer multiple competitive quotes between most communities in Canada and US,” says Freightera’s founder and CEO Eric Beckwitt, “Our shippers manage warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities. They ship to various locations across North America every day, and we give them the ability to ship freight with the ease, speed and convenience of online travel sites. Enter your dimensions and destination and get instant rates with a single click.“

For more information, please read the full article.

Canadian Shipper: Freightera has a Plan to become the Amazon of the Freight Industry

January 7, 2019

Canadian Shipper just published an article about Freightera’s ambitious mission. The story is written by Dan Goodwill, one of the top journalists and leading experts on freight transportation in North America. It describes the state of the industry that is vitally important economically, enormously large and highly fragmented. “Shippers that move freight across North America have always faced the challenge of finding a set of trucking and rail service providers with the precise range of services, geographic coverage and rates that meet their needs. Since no single asset-based transportation provider can meet the needs of all shippers, the trucking industry has long relied on the thousands of third-party brokers, essentially travel agents for the freight transportation industry, who connect shippers and carriers.”

Freightera, very much like online travel sites, removed the brokers from the equation and connected shippers and carriers directly. “Freightera is one of the only companies that has created a fixed cost model with data directly from carriers. It has found a way to enter carriers’ rates from multiple modes in their data management system so shippers can compare rates from carriers of all sizes and transport modes in one place.”

For more information, please read the full article.
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The Future of Sustainable Freight Hauling – Freightera Featured in “Digital Supply Chain”

December 18, 2018

Mediaplanet just published and distributed in USA Today their special edition about innovative technological solutions for transportation and supply chain management. This ‘Digital Supply Chain’ issue aims to help businesses navigate new technologies for improving efficiency of their supply chains, increasing productivity and gaining a competitive edge for their companies. Mediaplanet interviewed Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt about our green freight mission, what we are working on and what we see coming.

For more information, please read the full article.
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Freightera CEO Wins Sustainability Award for Freight-Based Digital Transformation Efforts

October 1, 2018

SupplyChainDigital.com picked up our recent press release about Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s 2019 Clean50 Award and published a feature article about this news for the supply chain community. Thank you, Supply Chain Digital! This story will help us spread the word about our solution.

The excerpts from the article below.

“Freightera is a B2B website focused on finding the best deals for shipping, compiling different companies’ quotes in a manner similar to flight and hotel comparison sites.”

“The company’s website states, “It’s difficult for all but the largest companies to negotiate volume discounts on shipping. Freightera levels the playing field.”

“Freightera is preferentially bringing in new carriers that offer the highest quality service, the best price and lowest emissions for each lane and region, so shippers can continue to reduce emissions as they pay less and improve the bottom line in their operations.”

For more information, please read the full article.
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Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt Receives Sustainability Award at Clean50 Summit in Toronto

October 1, 2018

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian freight digitization startup Freightera is honored to announce that CEO Eric Beckwitt has just won the 2019 Clean50 Award for his outstanding contribution to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past two years. The award was presented at the Clean50 Summit in Toronto on Sept. 27, 2018.

The award winners were selected from more than 600 nominees and competed in 16 categories including Manufacturing and Transportation, where Eric Beckwittwon the award along with Mario Plourde, CEO of Cascades, and Sarah Buckle, director of enterprise risk and sustainability at Translink, the greater Vancouver transit authority. Past honorees include Premier Kathleen Wynne of Ontario, who opened the summit, Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Galen G. Weston of Loblaws.

Clean50 is one of the most important awards for corporate contribution to environmental sustainability in Canada. This means a lot to everyone at Freightera, an online marketplace that brings together businesses that need to ship freight and transport companies that move it. Freightera’s mission is to make freight easy, accessible and green.

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Freightera Showcased in 2018 G7 Summit Edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE)

May 29, 2018

Freightera CEO Eric Beckwitt’s article about how Canada can lead in greening global freight transportation was just published in the La Malbaie, Quebec G7 Summit edition of CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy (CCTNE).

CLIMATE CHANGE – the New Economy is the leading climate change publication supporting the G7 2018 Summit. In the publisher’s words, it’s “brimming with bold leadership from some of the world´s top innovators and visionaries”. In it you will find how leaders and experts are addressing the challenges and identifying innovative solutions for cleaning the oceans, how cities should be leading the energy transition, and, in the case of Freightera, how we can accelerate the transition to low emission freight shipping.

For more information, please read the full article.
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Interview with Freightera Co-founder Zhenya Beck in Total Prestige Magazine

May 18, 2018

Turn on a national news broadcast today, and you are bound to see a story about climate change, transport emissions or pollution. These are topics that aren’t going away, rather they are becoming more important.

Eric Beckwitt and Zhenya Beck wanted to do something about the growing air pollution problems and decided one way to help remedy the situation was to address the logistics arena. They founded a revolutionary technology startup called Freightera. The platform allows companies to find the best rates for shipping their products across North America. But not only are the rates low, Freightera offers businesses the chance to choose low emission shipping options that lessen the impact of pollution on the Earth.

For more information, please read the full interview.
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Stamford Advocate Just Featured Freightera and Eric Beckwitt in the Article About Purpose-Driven Business

May 11, 2018

Entrepreneur Magazine just featured Freightera and Eric Beckwitt in the article “Why All Businesses Can Benefit from a Guiding Social or Environmental Purpose”. The conversation about how purpose-driven business is not just an idealistic venture, but a good business continues.

“It is far too late, in terms of climate change, air and water pollution, and fundamental inequality, for business to be organized purely for profit,” CEO Eric Beckwitt said in an interview, explaining his company’s stance. “Businesses, especially large firms, are superbly positioned to rapidly improve social and environmental conditions, and reduce emissions to prevent climate change. It is time for businesses to lead.”

For more information, please read the full article.
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Freightera Marketplace Books 10,000th Shipment, Goes Live with CN Rail

Freightera, “Expedia for Freight,” celebrates its 10,000th shipment, on target to achieve best LTL inventory in the US and Canada.

May 1, 2018

Freightera, North America’s rapidly growing online freight marketplace, celebrated its 4th birthday today as it booked over 10,000 shipments. This marks a period of expansion for Freightera, including going live with rates from Canadian National, the second Class 1 railroad Freightera has made available through its online quoting and booking platform.

Freightera has emerged as the leading source of instant less than truckload (LTL) freight quotes for the Canadian, cross-border and US markets. “Based on our research, we have 5 times more transport companies per lane than anyone else in Canada, noted Freightera Founder and CEO Eric Beckwitt, “and our US and cross-border coverage is even more extensive and growing fast.”

For more information, please read the full article.
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Freightera Invited to Speak at the Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto

March 2, 2018

Eric Beckwitt, Freightera CEO has just been invited to speak on the freight brokerage industry at the annual Surface Transportation Summit in Toronto. Past speakers at the Summit include representatives from RBC Capital Markets, ScotiaBank, Volvo, Daimler, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National and many others. We are among 4 panel members representing the freight brokerage and freight management sector of the transportation industry.

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Freightera’s Collaboration with SmartWay Featured in TruckNews Magazine

February 15, 2018

TruckNews just featured Freightera and our collaboration with the SmartWay Transportation Partnership managed by Natural Resources Canada. SmartWay chose Freightera to feature certified carriers in Canada, companies that lead in optimizing their fuel efficiency and greening the supply chain. We started to work with them about a year ago with great results.

SmartWay initially approached us asking to put a tag on those partner carriers working with Freightera so shippers could see the fleets who are dedicated to lower emissions and being environmentally friendly.

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Freightera Featured in Inc. Magazine Among Socially Responsible Companies, Wins 2017 W3 Design Award!

October 30, 2017

Many exciting news for Freightera friends! In case you missed it, earlier this month we were featured among socially responsible companies in Inc. Magazine. “How to Ship Freight  Responsively” is the message that got us their attention, and in just a few days we’ll be taking it to the COP23 Climate Change conference in Bonn, Germany.

In the 6-17 November COP23 event Freightera will continue to promote our green freight vision and meet with the organizations, corporate partners and government officials working on solutions to lower emissions from transportation.

For more information, please read the full article.
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