Carriers – How to Use the Shipwell Load Board

When a shipper gives you access to their Shipwell load board, you’ll have access to view and bid on any loads they add to their board. Using Shipwell’s predictive matching algorithm, you’ll see loads sorted by your best matching loads by default.

How to Find Loads

Using Filters

You can filter down to see only the loads of interest for you. To use the filters, click on the filter icon on the top left to open it up.

Once the filters are open, you can filter for loads in a certain origin or destination, dates, etc. You can also save your filters so you can easily find the loads of interest for you the next time you come back.

You can save any combination of filters for the next time you come back, so if you’re often interested in same day loads picking up from a specific location, you can save your filtered view by clicking ‘Save’ at the top, and naming your filtered view.

Bidding On and Booking Loads

Once you have found a load you’d like to book, you can either bid on it, or instantly book it if there is a ‘Book Now’ price.

Bidding on Loads

You can bid on open loads by clicking the ‘Bid’ button on the left of the shipment, or you can click on the load to open up the side panel and click ‘Place a Bid’.

You can bid on as many loads as you want. And if you place a bid in error, or you aren’t able to fulfill a bid you made previously, you can always retract a bid by clicking ‘Retract’ next to your bid. **Note that you can find the loads on which you have active bids by filtering in the load board on the status of ‘Bidding’.

Book Now

To book a load instantly, you can click the green book now price on the left, or you can click on the load to open up a side panel with the details.

Clicking ‘Book Now’ will take you to a confirmation screen where you can confirm the details of the load, and book it instantly.

Once you book it, you’ll receive an email with the rate confirmation and the shipment is yours. Make sure that you can fulfill the load if you book it, as you are agreeing to carry the freight for the agreed upon price, and frequent cancelations will result in removal of your access to the Load Board.

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