For Transport Carriers

Using trip simulation, moving space is automatically linked to an origin Center along with towns, cities, ports and airports en route to a destination location. The space is also advertised at any Centers within a 75 mile radius of a current location. The system automatically links parked space to one or more nearby Centers giving maximum exposure of the available space to the shipping community marketplace.

The Centers provide shippers with continuous real-time information about available parked or moving equipment space within a 75 mile vicinity of one or more of the 1,850 ShipperNet Freight Centers. En route space is updated at the ShipperNet web site or through a driver using an Android phone APP. Based upon current location, the system automatically updates available space to all moving forward Centers toward a final destination. This allows maximum exposure to Shippers wanting to move loads or shipments in the same desired direction. Shippers can also review collaborative transporting options and opportunities, then communicate directly with transport carriers, avoiding middleman brokerage fees and improve transport services. Keeping drivers moving forward with freight generates additional revenues and helps drivers get back home more quickly with less hassle.

To help get drivers home quicker, empty capacity can be posted at the destination Center before a trip has been completed. The empty available capacity is advertised to all of the surrounding shipping communities along with all the Centers returning home or to another desired destination. This increases the opportunities to book a full load or shipments returning home without incurring brokerage fees, undue delays and paper work. Shippers can locate your equipment 24/7 and get drivers back home quicker.


Transport carriers servicing one or more Centers must be prequalified to meet the registration requirements of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA). Pre-qualification requires a transport carrier to have 48-state operating authorities, a valid US DOT or MC number, an ACORD Form and MCS 90 (Certificate of Insurance coverage), a satisfactory safety rating with a link to the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) website. All pre-qualified documents in PDF form are required to be downloadable at a home office listing available at one or more ShipperNet Freight Centers being served.
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All freight rates are negotiated directly with shippers. Transport Carriers can also choose to receive Freight Quotes. Any Freight Quote for a load or shipment around an origin and destination point within a 70 mile radius will be automatically be e-mailed to any dispatcher choosing to receive Freight Quotes.


When freight is transported, a legal Bill of Lading is required to reflect the agreement between the shipper of goods and the transport carrier. Either party can provide the document. The document must detail the type, quantity and destination of what’s being carried. The document serves as a receipt of shipment when goods are picked up and as proof of delivery when goods are delivered.

A Bill of Lading must accompany transported goods, and it must be signed by an authorized representative of the shipper, the transport carrier and the receiver of the goods.


The ShipperNet Transport Cost Centers have two trip simulators available for transport carriers: the Trip Simulator and the Trip Simulator Pro.

Trip Simulator

The Trip Simulator is a fuel cost simulator available at no additional cost. The Trip simulator will run the total trip miles by state. It determines the per gallon cost of diesel fuel for the trip route. The average vehicle mile distance traveled per gallon of fuel is entered into the simulator. The simulator calculates the total fuel costs per mile for each state and a total fuel cost for the entire trip.

Trip Simulator Pro

For a nominal additional monthly fee, the Trip Simulator Pro is available. The Trip Simulator Pro simulates the full cost per mile for an entire trip. The Trip Simulator Pro calculates the following:

  • The total fuel costs per mile for each state and a total fuel cost for the entire trip the same as the Trip Simulator.
  • To the total fuel costs per mile the following additional operating costs per mile are added arriving at a total trip cost per mile. Additional added costs are the following:
    • Average over-the-road per mile costs such as driver’s wages, payroll taxes, group insurance, per diem costs, federal and state unemployment taxes, average state worker’s compensation costs, tire wear, repairs, maintenance, tolls and other miscellaneous over-the-road costs.
    • Benchmarked tractor and trailer equipment per mile costs for licenses, PL & PD, Cargo and other insurance, interest, depreciation, and federal highway use taxes based upon an average miles driven per year.
    • Benchmarked shop costs per mile for repairing and maintaining tractors, trailers and other vehicles.
    • Benchmarked administrative per mile costs for office, dispatchers and other office salaries, related payroll taxes, group insurance, federal and state unemployment taxes, state worker’s compensation costs, telephone, rent, legal, accounting, computers and software costs and other related administrative costs.
    • Benchmarked fair and reasonable per-mile profit of 10 cents is added to arrive at the total costs of a simulated trip.

The above segments of total transport costs per mile are benchmarked by independent CPAs and Transport Cost Accountant Specialists based upon weekly published diesel fuel costs. Additional transport costs are updated monthly. Many conditions can affect benchmarked transport costs. Benchmark costs are only current estimates in order to provide transparency in negotiating fair and reasonable freight rates. Both shipper and transport carriers can use the Transport Cost Centers to view the benchmarked transport costs. Benchmarked per mile costs may be more than or less than current market rates. Individual transport carrier actual per-mile costs may also be more or less. Benchmarked cost per mile is provided for 11 different types of transport equipment for the 8 diesel fuel regions of the country as defined by the US Department of Energy.


To serve one or more ShipperNet Centers requires transport carriers to meet FMCSA pre-qualification requirements. For pricing information, click on the Sign up tab on the home page. Send us MC number, DOT number, Company name, the state domiciled home office address, and state operating from. We will forward our tier pricing information. Alternatively you can also contact us for the pricing information.

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