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PRESS RELEASE: Ryan Transportation

Ryan Transportation partners with FreightFriend to Source Dedicated Capacity through a Secure, Relationship-Based Ecosystem

Continuing its mission to help customers cut costs and improve efficiencies, Ryan Transportation partners with FreightFriend to strategically target high-density lanes and reduce fraud by offering a platform where brokers work with trusted partners.

CHICAGO, IL and OVERLAND PARK, KS (February 1, 2023)FreightFriend, a cloud-based truckload procurement solution, is now available to Ryan Transportation, offering automated execution and an enhanced capacity planning experience, helping companies streamline processes, reduce transportation spend, and keep data secure. Ryan Transportation carrier representative teams leveraging the FreightFriend platform ensure access to vital information for securing trusted capacity in less time.

“Leveraging tools that allow us to work smarter and reduce friction in our day-to-day roles is a key component of our success,” said Brandon Beck, Ryan Transportation Vice President of Operations. “Our partnership with FreightFriend enables our customers to strengthen carrier relationships with the added benefits of finding new and consistent capacity based on real-time data and reducing our reliance on load boards.”

In today’s market, the speed of finding and securing consistent, trusted capacity is essential to success. With the partnership, Ryan Transportation users can instantly leverage FreightFriend’s Mini Bid solution which provides them the ability to capture consistent capacity for contract freight using automated communications to ranked qualified carriers.

“Carrier engagement, preventing fraud, and reducing friction are big topics on every freight broker’s mind,” said Noam Frankel, FreightFriend Founder and CEO. “That’s why we’re excited to partner with Ryan Transportation customers and provide their Carrier Rep teams the opportunity to make intelligent decisions on freight by leveraging our ranking algorithm and digital execution while keeping data secure on the platform.”

Ryan Transportation will be able to see ranked matches and set up auto communications with existing and procured carriers in their FreightFriend network - all within their McLeod dashboard.

The integration makes carrier engagement easy — carrier “friends” can see load and lane details and make quotes. Each carrier interaction helps inform results for each Mini Bid within the FreightFriend platform, which continuously learns from their behavior to more accurately predict capacity and freight.

About FreightFriend: FreightFriend is a cloud-based, AI-powered truckload procurement solution that helps shippers and brokers find the right capacity and match it to the right freight. The software solutions include a carrier relationship management (CRM) platform, the Capacity Guru dynamic routing guide, and Freight Guru intelligent freight matching. Follow FreightFriend on LinkedIn for the latest updates and industry coverage. To learn more about FreightFriend, visit

About Ryan Transportation: Ryan Transportation, a Shamrock Trading Corporation brand, is a leading third-party logistics company specializing in freight brokerage services and managed transportation. Since 1986, Ryan Transportation has helped companies throughout North America take control of their shipping and improve their supply chains. By combining logistics expertise with advanced transportation software solutions, Ryan Transportation helps customers cut costs, improve efficiencies and streamline operations.

For more information on what makes Ryan Transportation one of the most trusted freight brokerages and TMS service providers, visit To learn about how the Shamrock family of brands continues to serve shippers and carriers, visit

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