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Application US20190172010


Published 2019-06-06

Freight Shipment Booking System

A method of establishing a freight shipment comprising interfacing with one or more transportation management systems and load boards. Data comprising one or more available freight loads and freight capacity is transmitted from the one or more transportation management systems in substantially real time. The one or more available freight loads and freight capacity are searched and one or more of the one or more available freight loads are matched with one or more of the one or more available freight capacity. The method continues with negotiating one or more details of a contract between the one or more of the available freight loads and one or more of the freight capacity, confirming the details between the one or more of the available freight loads and one or more of the freight capacity, collecting invoicing information, and inserting electronic receivables in one of the transportation management systems and load boards the one or more details of the contract.


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4 Independent Claims

  • Independent Claim 1-32. (canceled)

  • Independent Claim 33. In a freight industry in the United States utilizing commercial motor vehicles of carriers that are required to have electronic on-board recording devices in accordance with governmental regulations, a computerized method of facilitating a freight shipment, comprising the steps of: (a) electronically obtaining over a network, from a carrier, data regarding an available freight capacity of a commercial motor vehicle of the carrier(b) electronically obtaining over a network, from a plurality of shippers, data regarding available loads of the shippers(c) electronically obtaining over a network, for the carrier, data from an electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier(d) electronically determining whether there is a match, using the data obtained from the shippers, the data obtained from the carrier, and the data obtained from the electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier, between each of the loads of the shippers with the available freight capacity of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier, wherein a match is not made with the available freight capacity of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier if the load would render noncompliant the carrier with one or more governmental regulations based on the data electronically obtained from the electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrierand (e) electronically notifying the carrier of one or more matches for review and acceptance by the carrier.

  • Independent Claim 45. In a freight industry in the United States utilizing commercial motor vehicles of carriers that are required to have electronic on-board recording devices in accordance with governmental regulations, a computerized method of facilitating a freight shipment, comprising the steps of: (a) electronically obtaining over a network, from a plurality of shippers, data regarding available loads of the shippers(b) electronically obtaining over a network, from a plurality of the carriers, data regarding available freight capacities of the commercial motor vehicles of the carriers(c) electronically obtaining over a network, for the plurality of carriers, data from electronic on-board recording devices of the commercial motor vehicles of the carriers(d) electronically determining whether there are matches, using the data obtained from the shippers, the data obtained from the carriers, and the data obtained from the electronic on-board recording devices of the commercial motor vehicles of the carriers, between the loads of the shippers with the available freight capacities of the commercial motor vehicle of the carriers, wherein a match is not made with an available freight capacity of a commercial motor vehicle of a carrier for an available load of a shipper if the available load of the shipper would render noncompliant the carrier with one or more governmental regulations based on the data electronically obtained from the electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrierand (e) electronically notifying shippers and carriers of matches.

  • Independent Claim 49. In a freight industry in the United States utilizing commercial motor vehicles of carriers that are required to have electronic on-board recording devices in accordance with governmental regulations, a computerized method of facilitating a freight shipment, comprising the steps of: (a) electronically obtaining over a network, from a shipper, data regarding an available load of the shipper(b) electronically obtaining over a network, from a carrier, data regarding an available freight capacity of a commercial motor vehicle of the carrier(c) electronically obtaining over a network, for the carrier, data from an electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier(d) electronically determining whether there is a match, using the data obtained from the shipper, the data obtained from the carrier, and the data obtained from the electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier, between the available load of the shipper with the available freight capacity of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier, wherein a match is not made with the available freight capacity of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrier if the load would render noncompliant the carrier with one or more governmental regulations based on the data electronically obtained from the electronic on-board recording device of the commercial motor vehicle of the carrierand (e) upon the available freight capacity matching the available load, electronically notifying at least one of the shipper and the carrier for review and acceptance.