This page describes the LTL Rating Product, including APIs and workflow.
This Product is available only in North America.
The LTL Rating Product consists of two APIs. Either one or the other can be purchased.
Each API is briefly described in the table below. The table includes links to each API’s complete structure and sample code in the North American (NA) Developer Portal of the VOC.
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The steps and diagram below detail how LTL Rating’s Query for rate quotes API is integrated into the Customer’s user process to receive rates and transit times from Capacity Providers:
The Customer requests ratings for a particular Shipment from one or more of its Capacity Providers in the project44 Network. This action generates a Query for rate quotes Request to project44 that includes the requested Capacity Providers and the Shipment’s details.
project44 receives the Query for rate quotes Request, retrieves the credentials for each requested Capacity Provider stored during onboarding, and generates a Request to each Capacity Provider for ratings.
Each Capacity Provider returns a Response to project44 with its proposed rates and transit times for this Shipment.
project44 generates a Query for rate quotes Response to the Customer that includes these rates and transit times from each Capacity Provider.
The Customer receives the Query for rate quotes Response and sees the proposed rates and transit times for the Shipment from each requested Capacity Provider.
The Query for transit times API works the same way except it returns only transit times.