A. Blair Enterprises developed a propriety software package to provide yard management visibility.
The "Spot On" software is designed to eliminate demurrage, and the need for yard checks, provide accurate locations, deliver digital dispatching of all trailer or container movements, give precise time at the dock and in the yard, and create customized detailed reports on demand.
The carrier made massive changes in its core purpose to support its customers and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, which has “astounding effect” on the business model that had been in place for more than 38 years for A. Blair Enterprises, company officials said in a press release.
During this shift, A. Blair Enterprises found that carriers and manufacturers were failing to provide proper management and contingencies for equipment and labor. Furthermore, none of these companies could accurately identify, track, and report trailer spotting and transfers within their yards, company officials said.
Other yard management software is included in some much broader programs that handle all aspects of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. However, those programs are less detailed and cannot be purchased separately, according to the company.