Highlight: Lowest Cost Reason

Highlight: Lowest Cost Reason

Thanks to customer feedback, we have implemented a new tool to help manage and analyze your freight.  When enabled, this new toggle will create an additional step when booking and add export data to help track your processes.

If you are already a Freightview user, then you are familiar with both our booking page and unrealized savings data.  What is the Lowest Cost Reason Code?  Let's take a look at the two places it impacts.


Toggle this option to Y via the Settings page to activate a required field to complete any time a user does not select the cheapest carrier option.  A slider will open on the booking page and request a selection before the user clicks Save and proceed.  From there they can fill out the remaining booking data and submit the load accordingly.

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You can request a Basic export of your LTL shipments to view & analyze this data from a csv, Reason lowest cost carrier was not chosen is located in column CT.  This column pairs well with the pricing data located under Unrealized Savings in column BTUnrealized savings is the dollar amount between the cheapest carrier option and the price that a load was booked at.

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Please note that only account Admins can turn this included feature On and Off.  We hope this is beneficial to your team!

Please share any questions or feedback with our dedicated Support Team available via the chat button located at the bottom right corner of the page.