Setup Central Freight API Access

This guide will help you enable Pickup Requests with Central Freight for a client in FreightWise.

Note: Hazmat pickup scheduling is not supported for Central Freight. Clients must call them for shipments including hazardous materials.

Getting Started

To begin, you will need:

Add Credentials to FreightWise

  • Go to
  • Navigate to Company Management and select the client
  • Find the Credential panel and click the Add (+) button


    • Enter Central Freight API Key for the name
    • Choose API Key for the type
    • Turn on the Production switch if you are ready to make pickup requests
    • Set Central Freight (CENF) as the carrier
    • Click Create Credential
  • In the new credential tab, edit the Fields with the client's information


    • Enter the client's eCentral username under username
    • Enter the client's eCentral password under password
  • Enable Directions In the Company Branches section
    • Locate each of the branches that this credential applies to
    • Select the Directions that apply to this Branch / Credential combination [Inbound, Outbound, Third Party, Transfer]
    • Note: The direction buttons save automatically.

Verify Branch Hours of Operation

  • To prevent needing to manually set pick up hours on every BOL, you can edit the Company Branches to set default pickup hours.  See this guide for more info.
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