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Procurant, Uber Freight Transform Produce Shipping


Watsonville, California-based Procurant and Uber Freight U.S. have announced a partnership to provide an new shipping option for retailers and suppliers of fresh produce.

“This partnership is a game-changer for grocery retailers and their produce suppliers, and it will bring much-needed relief to an industry struggling with rising transportation costs and truck availability. With this partnership, we move one step closer to a more cost-effective and streamlined fresh food supply chain,” said Eric Peters, CEO, Procurant.

The partnership between Procurant and Uber Freight enables any produce supplier with a Procurant account to view a competitive transportation rate and secure shipment of a specific load while responding to an active purchase order. The feature, known as Procurant Ship, provides access to available quality carrier capacity to streamline carrier selection and provide real-time in-transit visibility.

“It’s imperative that produce suppliers are able to reliably source cost-effective, safe and reliable transportation services. And as freight rates remaining volatile, new technologies can help suppliers ensure food stays fresh and arrives on time,” said Matt Menner, head of 4PL sales, East, Uber Freight.

“Through this exciting partnership with Procurant, we enhance the resilience of produce supply chains by reducing waste, keeping costs down, moving produce more efficiently, and ultimately better supporting the communities we serve.”

Procurant and Uber Freight will be featuring the solution at the upcoming IFPA Global Produce and Floral Show Oct. 27-29 in Orlando, Florida.

Procurant automates and simplifies operations across the food supply chain with collaborative technology solutions to improve safety, efficiency and visibility. The company was founded by industry veterans with experience delivering solutions to growers, shippers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators.

For more information, visit procurant.com.

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