eflatbed.com Partners with YardConnect.com to Provide Internet Logistics Services
Enables B2B Lumber Exchange to Schedule Shipping Online
PITTSBURGH, PA, June 29, 2000 - eflatbed.com, the only online logistics source dedicated solely to the flatbed shipping industry, and YardConnect.com, a comprehensive online marketplace for building products, today announced a partnership that allows buyers and sellers at YardConnect.com to schedule materials shipments with their online transactions.
Under the terms of the agreement, eflatbed.com will be the exclusive provider of flatbed transportation management services for transactions conducted through YardConnect.com, as requested by those trading on the exchange. eflatbed.com will provide rate quoting and logistics management services so that buyers can base their purchasing decisions on the delivered cost of products on the exchange, calculated automatically to their location. Orders will be moved by eflatbed.com's network of more than 1,600 qualified carriers.
"Through this partnership with YardConnect.com, we have teamed with a truly innovative company that is poised to enhance and improve the building materials supply chain," said Joe Morgan, President of eflatbed.com. "The building materials industry is one of our core target market segments, and this partnership with YardConnect.com will allow us to strengthen our nationwide network of ready-to-move freight."
"eflatbed.com's expertise in coordinating flatbed shipping allows us to take our transactional services one step further," says Craig Courtney, Vice President of Logistics and Services for YardConnect.com. "Buyers and sellers will appreciate our one-stop shop of products and shipping, with the confidence that their online orders will be delivered accurately and on time."
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, eflatbed.com is the only Internet transportation marketplace dedicated to providing complete logistics services to flatbed motor carriers and shippers. The eflatbed.com exchange, which electronically links available freight opportunities with potential carriers, improves the efficiency of the flatbed transportation system by integrating the entire shipment transaction process online-from load planning to payment. Visit our website at www.eflatbed.com.
Based in Seattle, YardConnect.com is the first company to offer a comprehensive electronic marketplace for building products, with an initial focus on structural lumber and panels. Scheduled for full launch this summer, the YardConnect.com exchange will enhance traditional building products trading relationships and methods with a fast, easy, secure, and comprehensive information resource and electronic trading platform. For more information about YardConnect.com, call (206) 281-8788 or visit the company's web site at www.yardconnect.com.