Truckstop.com will launch a next-generation mobile app to allow carriers to find and book loads in real time, locate competitive rates and get paid quickly.
New Truckstop Go features will allow carriers to get notified when a new load matching search criteria is posted; book loads instantly from trusted brokers with competitive rates; and eliminate paperwork.
Carriers can check daily rate information for loads to help them negotiate with confidence, and compare and hide loads so they can focus on what’s important, Truckstop.com officials said in a press release.
For carriers, mobilizing their operations is crucial and mobile apps have become table stakes, especially in the freight transportation industry.
According to a survey from Truckstop.com, nearly half (46%) of respondents use a mobile app daily to do their jobs. Sixty percent of respondents use mobile features for freight matching or to find loads, with 59% checking spot rates. Apps are also helping with back-end operations: 58% of carriers use mobile features to get paid faster and 54% use them to eliminate the paperwork.
Forty-six percent also say they use a mobile app for load planning every single day – 93% use an app at least once a month.