Book FTL Freight
Start booking your Full Truckload freight: Log in to the Shipwell platform (app.shipwell.com).
Select New from the left side bar, and select Quote.
On the New Quote page, select Full Truckload from the Mode options. Select the Equipment needed for your shipment.
Click your Customer Account (if it’s not already filled in), and fill in your Pickup & Delivery information. Fill in your Shipping Items information as well, including Product Description Quantity, Packaging, Total Weight, Length, Width, Height, and Freight Class.
If you’ve shipped this item before and saved it, you can also select the product from Product > Load from Products.
The next screen is the Marketplace, where you can send out an email from the platform to carrier vendors. You can also elect to send the request to the Shipwell Carrier Network (with more than 2 million carriers!).
This email is editable, and it can be helpful to carriers if you provide any additional information you want them to know to help answer any questions they may have about your freight.
Tip: You can auto populate vendors with specific tags that you’d like to request quotes from — learn how here.
You may also preview the email before it goes out to carriers by selecting Preview Email.
Your email will be viewed by vendors, who then supply their full truckload rates to you, right in the Shipwell platform.
Once quotes roll in, you can view them in the Vendors area of your quote.
(You can return to your quote from the Shipwell Dashboard, select the Shipment, and View Quotes)
You can also message with vendors right in this section, answering their questions, vetting them for your needs, and get your freight booked quickly.
Once you’d like to move forward with a vendor, select Choose.
Review your cost, add a markup, and select Continue Booking once you’re ready.
Once you’ve selected your Rate, you’ll see a Confirm Details page, listing all of the shipment destination instructions, contact details, and shipment item details.
Start by entering a Shipment Name, Purchase Order, and Additional Notes for Vendor. Review the Financials and add a markup (if necessary).
Then, enter the contact details for both the origin and the destination of your shipment. You can also save the addresses and contact information for future use. Include any instructions for the carrier, such as going to a specific dock.
Please fill in any additional information as needed, such as accessorials.
Tip: If this is an item you ship frequently, you can also save the product.
Once you’re ready, press Schedule Pickup and Print BOL.
Once booked, you’ll get your BOL document.
If you selected to send the BOL to additional recipients, they’ll receive an email:
You’re all set!
You’ll now see your shipment in the platform with your details, the vendor information, messaging, tracking, documents, and much more.