The two companies announced the union in a news release Friday (Nov. 12), saying it will give Montway customers extra carrier capacity and new emphasis on visibility and automation following dispatch.
The announcement comes ahead of Used Car Week 2021 in Las Vegas, one of the largest used car professional conferences.
“As used car prices surge and the automotive transport industry faces significant supply chain challenges and disruption, Ship.Cars’s goal is to simplify and streamline the entire transport process for all stakeholders with user-friendly technologies, including LoadMate for Shippers, Market Load Board and Carrier Transport Management System (TMS),” the release says.
The agreement will see Montway and its customers leverage Ship.Cars’ product suite, including PlayMate; Market Load Board, for online booking and instant dispatching; Carrier TMS, for real-time updates for car-hauling partners; and a new customer portal.
Aside from offering access to thousands of carriers, LoadMate’s features include in-app chats with drivers and carriers, as well as AI-based tools for load pricing and real-time tracking.
“Further integration with the Ship.Cars platform enables Montway to provide our customers and trusted carrier partners with new tools for even faster and more dependable transport services,” says Dimitre Kirilov, president & CEO of Montway Auto Transport.
“Our company’s significant growth in the past few years highlights how important user-friendly technologies are for providing excellent customer service while seamlessly managing thousands of auto transport shipments each year,” Kirilov added.
The partnership comes a little more than a week after Carvana announced another pair of auto-industry collaborations.
The first will see the used car retailer work with Hertz to allow the car rental company to use Carvana’s online transaction technology and logistics network as an alternative channel to sell the used vehicles from its fleet of rentals.
The second will see Carvana working alongside the insurer Root to integrate auto insurance with the existing car purchasing and financing it offers its auto buying customers.