Each step of the routing guide can take multiple hours of back-and-forth to see if the next carrier in the guide will accept the load. Each rejection and subsequent request for tender acceptance will cause additional hours of back-and-forth, and can lead the shipper to securing costly last minute spot coverage. Shippers can avoid this time-consuming back-and-forth and increase lead time by locking in automated real-time rates with guaranteed tender acceptance with Convoy
through its integration with MercuryGate. Convoy, a digital freight network, has guaranteed tender acceptance allowing shippers to book instantly, improving their lead times so they can lock in real-time rates and avoid higher last minute spot prices.