AccuFreight Index (AFI) Revolutionizes Freight Rate Benchmarking

    GUELPH, ON, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Trans-Lucent Markets Inc., North America's
leading Transportation Expense Management Solutions (TEMS) provider, has
launched their upgraded AccuFreight Index (AFI). The newest version of the
web-based freight rate benchmarking tool will give current and new subscribers
valuable enhanced features for better access to freight rate comparisons.
    "The updated AccuFreight Index is still very easy to use," says
Shelina Lalani, President of Trans-Lucent Markets Inc. "The only difference is
our subscribers now have more options to get the best freight rate comparison
we can give them. The upgrades make it easier to stay current with market
rates, watch the trends, widen searches and make informed shipping decisions,"
she says.
    The AccuFreight Index is a system designed for shippers, carriers and
3PLs. The service provides valuable access to freight rate market comparisons
and determines precise point-to-point shipping rates. Members log-in to the
web-based system, describe their type of shipment, size, service level,
freight class etc. and receive easy-to-read, data based on these
    The new, expanded features, available at no extra cost, include Upgraded
Intelligent Zoning for a wider coverage area and greater search flexibility,
improved LTL Search Feature for broader freight rate benchmarking and enhanced
Rate Loading capabilities increasing the marketability of lanes and easy
single carrier benchmarking.
    "The up-to-date database of information that incorporates many thousands
of truck lanes, as well as multi-modal services, makes AFI a must when
aggregating Canadian supply chain information," says current subscriber
Phil Dick, Investment Development Specialist Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs.
    Since its launch in April 2008, AFI has increased its lane visibility
from 93,000 to 230,000. Based on a solid commitment to building relationships
between shippers and carriers, Trans-Lucent's AFI system provides their
subscribers the tools they need to easily negotiate the best rates for their
shipments. By staying at arms length, AFI enables shippers and carriers to
solidify a long-term relationship.
    "We've been a regional LTL service provider for over 15 years and have
watched the industry evolve. We understand how important it is to establish
accurate freight costs," says Enzo Parisi General Manager of Mainliner
Freightways Ltd. "AFI has given us the power in negotiations to help us grow
our business."

    Trans-Lucent Markets Inc. are innovators in strategic and fiscal
management logistics and technology. Trans-Lucent turns the overwhelming
amount of financial and logistical data available on shipments into valuable,
revenue-generating information.

For further information:

For further information: Marie Silveira, Trans-Lucent Markets Inc.,
(519) 826-7505 x221,

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