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Trucker Tools LCC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, recently announced that Kingsgate Logistics Services has completed integration and gone live with Trucker Tools “Book it Now,” a new feature of the company’s cloud-based software platform that fully automates the process of booking truckload shipments with carriers. Book it Now connects with the broker’s TMS as a “plug and play” integration and does not require significant process change to leverage the platform’s automation benefits, which reduce the variable cost of covering a load to zero.
“Truckers are demanding more automation and apps with features that save them time and let them engage with many brokers in a standardized, common process,” said Tom Curee, Vice President of Strategic development at Kingsgate. “Book it Now greatly simplifies and accelerates the process for how a trucker accepts a load – literally taking it down to one click of a button. All the information is there, accurate and in real-time, for the trucker to make a decision. Once accepted, the shipment is booked, a rate confirmation is automatically generated, and all other shipment details are transmitted to the driver’s smart phone. Then he clicks on the pickup location and off he goes.”
Book it Now is a fully automated process. Using this feature, a driver or dispatcher reviews a list of participating brokers’ available loads that match available capacity and are in that fleet’s or driver’s preferred lanes. Each entry has a “Book it Now” button. Once the driver/dispatcher clicks on Book it Now, the load is booked and recorded in the broker’s TMS, a rate confirmation is issued to the driver/dispatcher and the load is scheduled for pickup. A broker’s intervention is needed only if the driver and broker want additional conversation.
About Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC
Kingsgate Logistics Services, LLC is a family -owned, third-party logistics company founded in October 1986 on three fairly basic principles: hard-work, exemplary service and the highest levels of integrity. Kingsgate provides total supply-chain solutions to a broad range of customers throughout North America.
About Trucker Tools LLC -- Trucker Tools, LLC, based in Reston, Va., is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions for the transportation industry. Its ground-breaking Smart Capacity platform uses accurate, real-time data and powerful algorithms to optimally match freight by predicting when and where capacity will become available, days in advance. The company’s popular driver smartphone app, launched in 2013, has been downloaded by over 725,000 owner-operators and small-fleet truckers to access load information, planning and booking services conveniently while on the road. Smart Capacity automated shipment tracking is a robust feature in the app that connects drivers with carriers and freight brokers, providing real-time location updates, eliminating manual check calls and increasing carrier load-tracking compliance.
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