Trucker Tools , a provider of real-time shipment visibility, trip planning, freight-matching and automated booking tools for freight brokers and truckload carriers, announced two initiatives designed to help brokers and truckers overcome the challenges of managing transportation operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trucker Tools has waived overage fees and enabled unlimited use of the Trucker Tools platform for real-time visibility of truckload shipments in transit. The fee waiver is in effect for 60 days and applies to current and new customers. The Trucker Tools real-time visibility platform is GPS based and provides precise shipment location information on-demand, to a smartphone, laptop, tablet or desktop computer. It’s integrated with the Trucker Tools mobile driver app and provides automated of truck location and a visual display of the route. Truck locations are updated every five minutes using the GPS technology native to the trucker’s smart phone.
Trucker Tools has also launched a new, COVID-19 section of their Mobile Driver App, serving as a clearinghouse for information, resources and other support services to help truckload providers manage the challenges of operating safely and successfully in the current pandemic environment. The section will include user-provided links and information on things like special actions brokers have taken to ease the burden on truckers, restaurants providing take-out services for truckers, additional parking locations, nearby hospitals and medical offices and retail locations like Walmart where drivers can buy groceries and supplies.
“It’s a difficult time for everyone, from health care workers on the front lines, to brokers working from home arranging shipment of urgent goods, and truckers trying to make pickups or deliveries where access to shipper locations is changing daily,” said Prasad Gollapalli, founder and chief executive of Trucker Tools. “Automated, real-time shipment tracking removes the burden of having to call the truck to see if they’re available or to get shipment status updates. Our platform also alerts truckers to changes in shipper requirements, special instructions or protocols, so they can manage for delays or reroutes.”
About Trucker Tools
Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Va., is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility, predictive freight matching and automated booking 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 has been downloaded by some 900,000 owner operators and small-carrier fleets to access information and services conveniently while on the road. Included in the smartphone app is Book it Now, the industry’s first digital load booking app that automates and streamlines the load search and booking process for drivers and brokers, saving time and money.
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