Truckstop.com has released its integrated Load Tracking solution with the company’s freight-matching marketplace and a new mobile app for carriers called Truckstop Mobile.
Load Tracking gives brokers and carriers the ability to interact directly through the Truckstop Mobile and carriers will also be able to receive tracking requests on their mobile devices. Truckstop Mobile provides a simplified user interface with more functionality and will replace the existing ITS Trucker app.
“This is a big step in automating existing processes while enhancing the user experience,” said Thayne Boren, general manager of Truckstop.com’s Mobile Solutions. “It’s a product our members have been asking for and something that will improve visibility on their freight movement.”
Through Truckstop Mobile, carriers can view load details, pickup and drop information, and directly submit check calls. Carriers do not need a Truckstop.com freight-matching subscription to use the load tracking service within the mobile app.
Brokers are able to receive updates on a load throughout the process, seeing when the load was picked up, where it is, what route the carrier is taking, and when the load is delivered. Brokers have a better visualization of the load while it is en route and will receive electronic documentation that is sharable with shippers and other transportation partners.
Truckstop Pro customers will receive 100 free tracks monthly when they sign up for Load Tracking, while any Truckstop.com member with broker authority will get a promotional opportunity to use five free tracks within the first 60 days of Load Tracking and Truckstop Mobile after it launches.
“Brokers are more likely to select carriers who participate in load tracking to move their freight,” said Boren. "Carriers who use this service will have greater opportunities for success.”