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Carrier technology: Designed with you in mind

When you need to find freight, we provide the technology you need to make it fast and easy. No matter how you connect with us—whether you’re looking to book a shipment, make a routine status update, or post a truck—we want the process to be speedy and simple. So, we give you the freedom to choose the tools that fit your individual needs.

With the right carrier technology, you can find a perfect balance of automation and personalization for your business.

Oversee the many facets of your business with Navisphere® Carrier

Whether you’re at your desk or on your phone, knowing your next move is easy with the supportive tools available through Navisphere® Carrier. Keep your business moving with new features like SmartMatch, which intuitively finds loads for you; and billing status, which lets you quickly see payments issued on loads.

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On your phone?
Your favorite Navisphere Carrier features are available on our free mobile app. Whether you use an iPhone® or Android® device, you can manage your business while on the move.

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New! Navisphere Driver: The fast & easy way to submit automatic load updates

Rather than taking time to make check in phone calls and emails, let your phone do it for you. Using geo-fence updates and your phone’s location services, Navisphere Driver submits near real-time load updates for drivers, so you can focus on the road.

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Macropoint®: Capture load statuses on the go without using data

After the initial installation on your mobile phone (smartphone not required), MacroPoint® automatically captures your load statuses. Even better, our carrier technology doesn’t use data or require additional hardware, and it’s free for C.H. Robinson contract carriers and drivers in the lower 48 states.

Visit our FAQ page for more details for more details about MacroPoint®.

Telematics connectivity makes GPS tracking simple

With in-transit updates up to every 15 minutes, telematics tracking is highly accurate. We currently support over 40 GPS/Telematics providers, allowing your compatible in-cab units to directly send stop and in-transit updates straight to Navisphere.

Find out if your GPS/Telematics unit is compatible

GPS tracking with C.H. Robinson and Omnitracs®

If you already have an Omnitracs® agreement, get the most out of your service by automating your check calls. After the initial setup process, Omnitracs® will send position data and shipment status updates directly to C.H. Robinson through an electronic shipment visibility application for all loads.

Learn more about GPS tracking with Omnitracs®.

How to become an EDI Carrier

Through electronic data interchange (EDI), you can choose how to communicate with us about routine matters like pickups, check calls, and deliveries. We currently trade the following EDI documents with our contract carriers:

  • 204 Load Tender (Truckload, intermodal, LTL)
  • 990 Load Tender Response (Truckload, intermodal, LTL)
  • 214 Shipment Status (Truckload, intermodal, LTL)
  • 210 Motor Carrier Invoice (Truckload, LTL)

We’ve found that online EDI testing allows for an efficient and productive setup process. Our online EDI testing tool is Ramp Manager, hosted by EDIFECS. It provides the ability to download and review specs, test data, and instructions, as well as upload test files for validation and feedback. All LTL, truckload, and intermodal dray carrier specs are also available.