Schneider, a provider of transportation and logistics, has recently piloted new estimated time of arrival technology to provide more accurate, up-to-date arrival times to customers in the freight transpiration industry.
In addition to providing ETA data through existing channels, Schneider is introducing a new tracking application programming interface that leverages the improved data. With the company’s ETAi technology powering automatic updates of estimated load arrivals, and an API serving up near real-time visibility, shippers gain an important edge. More accurate ETA information enables Schneider and its customers to make any necessary adjustments to keep supply chains moving at peak efficiency.
“We know that visibility is one of the top concerns for shippers,” said Schneider executive vice president and chief information officer, Shaleen Devgun. “When we studied it across the transportation industry, we were surprised by the level of ETA inaccuracy that has become commonplace. We recognized an opportunity to leverage our proprietary data science and advanced analytics engines to provide more accurate, automated ETA information to our customers.”
Because ETAi leverages a multitude of data points not available to data aggregators, along with proprietary data science, Schneider has seen up to 39% more accuracy than tracking aggregators are able to provide. Furthermore, with the tracking API, shippers will have a new channel to obtain ETAi data on demand and pull it into their own systems and tools. Schneider expects its tracking API with ETAi data to be available to all customers over the course of the next year.
Schneider is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services. Offering one of the broadest portfolios in the industry, Schneider’s solutions include Regional and Long-Haul Truckload, Expedited, Dedicated, Bulk, Intermodal, Brokerage, Warehousing, Supply Chain Management and Port Logistics.
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