Zonar, a smart fleet technology company, has announced the availability of MobileCommand, a mobile driver workflow platform to improve the productivity and efficiency of over-the-road truck drivers and the fleets they work for. The application delivers a highly customizable experience to meet the needs of fleets for backend efficiency. In addition, it gives drivers a modernized experience and professional tool that can increase their job satisfaction leading to higher retention rates.
Compatible with major transportation management system (TMS) platforms, MobileCommand enables dispatch offices to quickly understand what vehicles are available and what drivers are have hours to complete specific jobs while keeping the drivers informed in real-time with TMS-integrated messaging and company newsfeeds. Drivers, in the meantime, gain visibility into upcoming loads, the ability to submit related paperwork via a document scanner, pre-populate routes to safely navigate to a designation, as well as easy access to other Zonar applications, such as EVIR for pre- and post-trip inspection records, ZLogs for hours of service, and any other applications within the Zonar Mobile Ecosystem.
“With one application to install, one login to remember, and one interface to learn, we’re providing drivers with every essential tool needed to complete a route safely and efficiently,” said Wayne Deno, vice president of freight and over the road at Zonar. “Especially in a time when resources are under stress due to supply chain shortages, we aim to reduce the burden on both dispatchers and drivers with a platform optimized to ease communication and management.”
According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2021 International Roadcheck, hours of service was the most cited driver out-of-service violation, accounting for 41.5% (1,203) of all driver out-of-service violations. The MobileCommand’s APIs for easy customization and automated features can help address this industry issue. With MobileCommand, truck drivers can easily see how their Hours of Service (HOS) aligns to their route to pre-plan truck stops, truck parking, rest stops, weigh stations, and more. In addition, when a stop is added, back-office dispatch can get real-time alerts on a driver’s HOS status and vehicle location.
Zonar MobileCommand provides customizable options for medium- to large-sized fleets, and off-the-road fleets, with features including:
- ELD integration
- In-depth trip planning
- Voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation
- Equipment locator to see status of load in real-time
- Intelligent locking to prevent distracted driving
- Newsfeeds/media libraries
- Two-way, real-time messaging
- Administrative operations, including task lists and built-in payroll
- Dynamic forms and high-quality document scanning
Originally posted on Work Truck Online