Shippers Gain on-Demand, Real-Time Access to Carrier Documentation as U.S. Bank Freight Payment Integrates with project44

Audit Exception Processes That Used To Require 48-72 Hours Now
Completed In Minutes, Improving Carrier and Shipper Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–project44 announced today at LINK2019:
RILA’s Retail Supply Chain Conference
that, through a partnership
with U.S. Bank, a provider of industry-leading freight payment
solutions, they have integrated the project44 Advanced Visibility
Platform into the U.S. Bank Freight Payment solution. This integration
delivers on-demand, real-time access to carriers’ Less-than-Truckload
(LTL) and Less-than-Trailer (LT) freight documentation. Shippers can now
instantly view carriers’ bills of lading, invoices, delivery receipts,
and weight certificates with a single click. This capability helps
automate the audit exception process, reducing the time spent needed to
approve freight bills and ultimately improving carriers’ days sales
outstanding.

“U.S. Bank Freight Payment exists to increase efficiencies and
streamline collaboration between shippers and carriers, and we continue
innovating to make invoice processing and payment a better experience
for both parties,” said John Hardin, senior vice president and general
manager, U.S. Bank Global Transportation. “With the project44 platform,
we are enhancing shipper freight payment experiences and helping
carriers get paid faster. We are excited to leverage the project44
Advanced Visibility Platform to automate more manual processes in the
future – providing more benefits to both shippers and carriers.”

Previously, getting the proper paperwork to resolve audit exceptions
required emailing or calling the carrier and could take as long as 72
hours. By integrating the project44 Advanced Visibility Platform, U.S.
Bank Freight Payment can now provide shippers with real-time access to
relevant audit exception documents from project44’s industry-leading
global network of more than 175,000 carriers.

Todd Wilson, director of revenue management and customer integration,
YRC Worldwide – one of the world’s largest transportation and shipping
companies, and a U.S. Bank Freight Payment customer – added, “Our
shippers increasingly demand more and faster access to freight
documentation and other information they need to optimize their supply
chains. The new capabilities delivered by U.S. Bank Freight Payment and
project44’s partnership help us meet this need in a customer-centric
way, by letting shippers access the audit exception documentation they
want, in real-time. Plus, it frees our staff up from gathering and
sending documentation, so they can work on more strategic,
value-creating initiatives.”

“Our work with U.S. Bank Freight Payment shows Advanced Visibility goes
beyond just providing more accurate and predictive shipment tracking
information – it delivers end-to-end supply-chain visibility, including
automation of payment and other key transportation processes,” said
Tommy Barnes, president of project44. “From the moment a company begins
planning a shipment, to the point that they pay freight charges, our
platform gives folks across the supply chain the real-time information
they need to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve
shipping performance, and deliver an Amazon-like experience to their
customers. U.S. Bank has led the industry with its freight payment
offering, so it makes sense they are among the first to integrate an
advanced visibility platform into a freight payment solution.”

To learn more about how project44 and U.S. Bank Freight Payment are
working together to empower companies to ship more efficiently and
deliver greater customer satisfaction, visit project44 at Booth 408 and
U.S. Bank Freight Payment at Booth 1402 at LINK2019.

About U.S. Bank Freight Payment

For more than 20 years, organizations have turned to U.S. Bank Freight
Payment for the service, reliability and security that only a bank can
provide. The pioneer in electronic freight payment, U.S. Bank Freight
Payment processes more than $27.6 billion in freight payments annually
for our corporate and federal government clients. Through a
comprehensive online solution, organizations can streamline and automate
their freight audit and payment processes and obtain the business
intelligence needed to maintain a competitive supply chain. For more
information, visit freight.usbank.com.

About project44:

project44 is the world’s leading Advanced Visibility Platform for
shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates
and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate
insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into
actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform,
organizations can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs,
improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like
experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers
worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics
devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and
shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload,
Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal, and Ocean. To
learn more, visit www.project44.com.

Contacts

Andy Grygiel
Chief Marketing Officer
215-327-6735
agrygiel@project44.com

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