Trucker Tools, a provider of the smartphone app for owner operators and small carrier drivers with a built-in Load Track connectivity platform for transportation companies, announced integration with PowerBroker, an enterprise-wide brokerage management system from McLeod Software.
The integration brings end-to-end automation to the shipment lifecycle for freight brokers. Besides reporting GPS locations while a shipment is in transit, the fully integrated Load Track solution adds instant driver messaging, most accurate arrival and departure notifications, near real-time ETA status, and more functionality to the user interface and workflows of PowerBroker.
When load assignments are made in PowerBroker, the assigned drivers are provided a text link on their phones to download the Trucker Tools app if they haven’t downloaded it before. More than 390,000 drivers have already downloaded the app, and with the Load Track integration, shipment tracking in PowerBroker will automatically start and stop and is fully automated end-to-end.
By default, the tracking process begins 24 hours in advance of the pickup appointment to ensure drivers are committed to a load and on schedule. Load Track continuously updates shipment locations every five minutes from Android devices and up to 15 minutes from Apple devices.
As part of the dispatch process, freight brokers can send pickup numbers and fuel discounts to drivers. PowerBroker automatically sends the locations of pickups and deliveries to Load Track to utilize its advanced geo-fencing capabilities for real-time arrival and departure notifications and shipment status updates.
During planned stop events, customizable forms in Load Track can prompt drivers to enter BOL#, Weight, Lumper, Reefer Temp and other shipment details. Additionally, drivers can use Load Track to scan proof-of-delivery documents and provide images to brokers. Images are automatically sent by email and immediately available for download from Load Track’s website.
The Load Track integration is included in the base package of PowerBroker versions 15.2 and up with zero activation costs. Pricing is significantly more cost-effective than competing products in the market, starting as low as $1.05 per load for freight brokers with high volumes with no limitations for the number of days or stop events of loads from pickup to final delivery.