New York-based Loadsmart launched an online platform that makes finding a truck as simple as booking a flight or a hotel online.

With this online solution, shippers can quickly schedule a truck, track freight from pickup to delivery, manage electronic bills of lading and process payments from a desktop or mobile device. Loadsmart’s proprietary algorithm matches the shipment with the best available carrier based on requirements such as price, transit time and temperature control.

Other benefits include:

Instant quotes—Loadsmart uses real-time and historical data to determine pricing based on pickup and delivery addresses, dates and truck types.

Instant booking—Shippers can book a truck with one click for select lanes.

Secure online payment—Shippers have the option to submit payment online by credit card with no extra fees.

Real-time tracking—GPS-based tracking and automatic notifications provide real-time visibility and freight management capability.

Mobile access—The entire Loadsmart platform can be accessed via smartphone.

Curated carrier network—Motor carriers are screened for their safety standards, insurance compliance, reliability scores and any specialized freight-handling capabilities.

Electronic documents—The electronic document system keeps bills of lading, receipts and other important documents available for immediate download and review.

Powerful dashboard—Loadsmart’s intuitive interface makes it easy to manage shipments and find the best pricing for your freight from a single dashboard.