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Sandhills Publishing Teams Up With FR8Star To Simplify Shipping & Logistics

LINCOLN, Nebraska — November 21, 2017

Buyers and sellers utilizing Sandhills Publishing's platforms to transact new and used construction and agriculture equipment, commercial trucks, and trailers at retail, wholesale, and auction now have direct access to the FR8Star marketplace (, streamlining freight shipments and specialized transportation for purchases and rentals/leases. The agreement integrates FR8Star services into Sandhills' platforms—including Machinery Trader, CraneTrader, TractorHouse, Truck Paper, AuctionTime, Fast Track Iron, Controller, and RentalYard—to streamline freight cost estimates, quotes, scheduling, paperwork, and transport for assets that need to be hauled anytime, anywhere. The agreement adds hauling and logistics to a list of periphery services that help buyers and sellers transact equipment more efficiently, including financing, insurance, and escrow.

Buyers browsing equipment listings on Sandhills' expansive online marketplaces can submit information through the shipping input fields imbedded on each asset listing. The shipping link redirects users to a quote request form that automatically pulls in information about the asset from listings to save time. Once submitted, FR8Star provides buyers and sellers instant freight estimates for specific loads based on market rates and including third-party costs (such as permit fees and escorts). The load is then posted through the FR8Star marketplace to thousands of carriers equipped to transport it, ensuring that users quickly and easily receive a competitive rate from a carrier qualified to handle the load. Buyers agree on the bid that's right for them, and work directly with FR8Star to handle paperwork, payments, and coordinate as needed.

For Sandhills, the agreement with FR8Star makes available an easy and efficient resource that ultimately benefits users on both sides of the sale. "Buyers are often sourcing equipment outside their local area, and those purchases more often than not require transport services," says Sandhills' Director of New Products Evan Welch. "FR8Star is a reputable service provider that coordinates with buyers and carriers to get the job done quickly and easily. Our agreement with FR8Star makes things easier for buyers, and prevents transport challenges from hindering otherwise successful sales."

About FR8 Revolution
Founded in 2015, FR8 Revolution develops cloud-based, data-driven tools that improve efficiencies, reduce costs and provide unparalleled transparency in the open deck freight transportation industry. The marketplace enables shippers to move legal and oversize/overweight loads with reliable pricing estimates, optimal shipping routes and real-time freight tracking.