We are excited to announce a technology partnership with Sandhills Publishing. For nearly forty years, Sandhills’ products and services have connected buyers and sellers in the trucking, agriculture, construction, and heavy machinery. You may be familiar with their print and online services including Machinery Trader, CraneTrader, TractorHouse, Truck Paper, AuctionTime, Fast Track Iron, Controller, and RentalYard. What this means for Sandhills equipment buyers Now, buyers purchasing equipment listed on Sandhills’ marketplaces can use FR8Star tools to instantly calculate freight transport rates during the bidding process. Once the auction is won, buyers post their open deck, oversize, and overweight loads on FR8Star.com, where qualified carriers place their bids to haul each load. For Sandhills, the integration with FR8Star ultimately benefits users on both sides of their sale. “Buyers are often sourcing equipment outside their local area, and those purchases usually require transport services,” says Sandhills’ Director of New Products Evan Welch. “FR8Star coordinates with buyers and trusted carriers to get the job done quickly and easily. Our agreement with FR8Star makes things easier for our customers.” What this means for FR8Star carriers We are thrilled to partner with an industry leader and have the opportunity to introduce our amazing carriers to more shippers needing open deck, oversize, and overweight freight services. Sandhills marketplaces and auctions are THE places for purchasing used equipment online. Now every buyer on a Sandhills platform has easy access to FR8Star carriers for booking open deck transport. This partnership puts FR8Star carriers at the front of the line to pick up these high-value loads. Of course, freight services booked with Sandhills still come with all the same FR8Star perks for carriers, like fuel advances and instant pay at drop-off.