- Place Orders
- Track Shipments
- Create Reports
A strategic key for Evans’ Customers and their solutions is Evans’ use of the industry’s proven best operating system. Flexible and customized solutions link together the entire shipment process – Order Entry through strategic KPI’s – in order to support day-to-day operations, as well as, strategic planning.
With the use of this state of the art operating system, our Customers have a very high level of flexibility and opportunity for customized solutions to support their current and future business requirements.
- Evans can accept freight requests via phone, fax, email, Web, EDI, pre-formatted flat file and direct integration into client back end systems.
- When the shipment request details
(lane, dimensions, cost, service,etc)
have been entered, the system determines
the optimal carrier to execute the shipment
- Web Order Entry
- All of our clients have the
ability to login to our website and enter freight requests/load
tenders, and if required, print Bills Of Lading and labels.
- Once logged into the site customers have access to enhanced tracking. This tracking information includes Truckload (TL) and Less Than Truckload (LTL) for all freight tendered through Evans. This eliminates the need to hop from carrier site to carrier site when tracking a shipment
- Even non-subscribed users can also get basic Tracking information from our site without a login.
- Customers can setup and run basic reports (tracking and tracing, freight costs, and more) using a number of criteria (ship/delv date, shipper, consignee, status) from the website and download those reports to their own systems using the .CSV format.
- For more advanced reporting our Business Analyst will work with you to create required reports in almost any format. By providing access to a professional business analyst, Evans gives its customers the ability to see and act quickly to trends before they turn into issues.
EDI can be formally defined as the transfer of structured data, by agreed message standards, from one computer system to another without human intervention'.
Using a standard format, EDI provides a method of transmitting shipment data from one computer to another without the need to retype the data. This electronic link results in more-effective business transactions.
EDI client side:
- Because of the flexibility of our systems we can receive/send files via Standard EDI formats, or for those clients that have special needs or do not have an EDI resource in house, we can customize a file format to fit their needs. This allows our clients to send and receive accurate information in near real time and allows controls/rules to be built in to mitigate errors.
EDI carrier side:
- Evans has setup EDI relationships with more than 90% of our LTL Carriers for load tendering, acknowledgements, Tracking information and Billing/Payment.
- In this way we are able to get accurate information to the carriers in a timely fashion.
- Allows carriers to send us tracking and shipment updates in near real time 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. Also, by using electronic billing, Evans can build automated rules for auditing which enables us to catch errors faster and speed resolution for our customers.
Standard EDI Transactions Sets currently used at Evans:
- 204: Pickup request. The shipper sends this transaction set to the carrier to request a shipment pickup.
- Flat File: The shipper FTPs a flat file to provide us detailed information pertinent to a shipment.
- 214: Shipment status messages. The carrier sends this transaction set to provide up-to-date information on shipments.
- 997: Acknowledgement. This transaction set is sent in response to each transaction set received to indicate acceptance.
- 210: Electronic Freight Bill (Invoice). The carrier sends this transaction set as an invoice to request payment. It provides detailed information of charges.
For EDI and Flat file specifications, please send an email to :