1. Enable your R+L account to accept external rate requests
You must have an R+L Carriers account number to use the R+L carrier in FreightDesk Online. If you don’t have one, contact R+L Carriers at 800-543-5589.
Your R+L Carriers account must be enabled to accept external rate requests for the R+L LTL Freight Quotes and Shipments. To enable your account, you must have a MyRLC Username & Password. If you don’t, click here to access a form to request them.
To enable your account to accept external rate requests, sign into R+L Carriers and navigate to Resources > API Overview. Scroll down to the Ready to Get Started? section located at the bottom of the page, and click on the Access API Key button.
You may be prompted to complete a form titled, Update API Tool Contacts. If so, complete the form and click the Save button to continue. At the conclusion of the process, you'll be presented with a page that contains your API Key.
Copy the API Key so you have it to enable the R+L carrier connection in your FreightDesk Online Account.
2. Connect the FreightDesk Online to the R+L web service
After login to freightdesk.online/login go to the settings page, the link is listed on the top bar. On the left-hand side of the page, click on connections and then press Add Carrier button then locate and press R+L into the list. The Add Carrier Modal is used to establish the FDO's connection to R+L’s web services. Enter the information asked in the Modal. When you’re done save your connection settings and then test them by clicking on the Test Connection button at the bottom of the modal. A message will display letting you know if the FDO succeeded in establishing a connection to the R+L servers. If you receive an error, confirm the values you entered and try again. Be particularly attentive to capitalization. Most of the information you enter on this page is case-sensitive.
|Nickname||A nickname for your account in FDO.|
|API Key||Your R+L API Key|
|Account||Your R+L Account Number|
|Company Name||Enter your company name.|
|Address||Address line associated with the billing address.|
|City||The city associated with the billing address.|
|State/Province||State/Province code associated with the billing address.|
|ZIP/Postal Code||ZIP/Postal code associated with the billing address.|
|Country||The country associated with the billing address.|