All new search experience on Central Dispatch helps busy carriers build more profitable loads and plan more efficient routes.
With demand for transport carriers at an all-time high and route efficiency critical to meeting shipper deadlines, Manheim Logistics is responding by enhancing Central Dispatch, the nation’s largest real-time auto transport marketplace, which connects shippers and carriers. Previously, carriers spent a lot of time searching for relevant vehicles to move. Now, Central Dispatch’s new search experience has been completely redesigned with carrier efficiency and ease in mind, so they can spend less time searching and more time delivering vehicles—which benefits both sides of the transaction.
“Helping our carriers connect more quickly with loads is the key to keep vehicles moving efficiently,” said Joe Kichler, vice president of Manheim Logistics. “The easier we can make it for carriers to quickly find and build loads along their routes, the faster shippers can get their vehicles to the right place.”
The new search experience on CentralDispatch.com gives carriers the flexibility to create several searches at once, with multiple pickup and drop-off locations in a single view. So instead of continuously refreshing numerous browser tabs with different search criteria, they can now see the relevant results all on one page. Real-time filtering and sorting make the process go even faster, leaving more time to respond to shippers’ listings—and most importantly—deliver vehicles.
Carriers can also now view their searches on Google Maps™ mapping service, which will help them create highly efficient routes. Saved searches and paid notifications, a carryover from the previous search experience, help speed up the process even more. The new Central Dispatch search works smoothly across any device and web platform, so carriers can work more efficiently from anywhere—especially on mobile.
All these enhancements equate to carriers building more profitable—and more efficient—loads, which means that shippers get their vehicles either to their lots or to an auction even faster. And in a time when high volumes at auctions have combined with a shortage of carriers due to the pandemic, this new functionality couldn’t have come at a better time.
Central Dispatch is a self-managed transportation solution that matches dealers shipping vehicles with a nationwide network of professional auto carriers for inbound and outbound transportation. For more information, visit CentralDispatch.com.