Target Freight Management announced its new technology, the Dimensionalizer, which will change how electronics and other products are shipped, according to a news release.
The Dimensionalizer aims to take surprise fees out of the equation for users by precisely measuring and weighing the product in 10 seconds and then transfer that information to the company’s transportation management system and the customer’s ERP.
The system will compare a shipment’s data to frequently-used sizes for quick price quoting and allow users to renegotiate price agreements. The Dimensionalizer also takes photos of the shipments from a variety of angles in the case of damage claims.
“In the past few years, as the National Motor Freight Classification has moved more products from predictable ‘straight class pricing’ to variable ‘density-based pricing,’ freight carriers have changed the model they use for rate quotes. This has led to some expensive surprises for shippers,” said Target Freight Management President and CEO Mike Wagner, in a prepared statement. “But the shipper often doesn’t know about the change in class and cost until the freight is delivered and the bill is received.”
Target Freight Management will debut the Dimensionalizer at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this month.