NEW YORK January 9, 2002 Thomas Regional and freightquote.com have recently extended their strategic alliance. As a result, Thomas Regional, an industrial information resource that connects industrial buyers and sellers across the country, announced a new online service Freight Quotes - that offers industrial buyers free access to a turnkey solution for their freight shipping needs.
freightquote.com, a Mid-west freight logistics company, powers the technology behind the service. "The combination of Thomas Regional's distribution channels and freightquote.com's high technology makes a powerful team and helps our customers streamline their buying process," said Markowitz.
Thomas Regional Freight Quotes is now accessible 24/7 from Thomas Regional's web site (www.thomasregional.com). The new service gives buyers the ability to request competitively priced quotes for shipping services and to complete their transactions in real time - including scheduling, pick-up, shipment, tracking and billing statements in real time.
"Freight Quotes completes the purchasing loop for so many of our customers," said Thomas Regional President, Eileen Markowitz. "Traditionally, buyers come to us to source for suppliers. Over the past two years, we've added custom quoting and purchasing features to make the purchasing process more efficient. Adding a shipping service like Freight Quotes was a logical move based on what our customers tell us," she added.