ORLANDO -- Jump Technologies has improved its smartphone-based JumpTrack proof-of-delivery product with a new Planned vs. Actual Report. This compares drivers’ actual delivery performance against a dispatch- or JumpTrack-generated route in key areas such as route leg time, leg distance, arrival time, stop time, departure time, stop order, total route time and distance.

"This critical information allows companies to manage by exception by highlighting delivery problems and inefficiencies," explained Jump Technologies President and CEO John Freund making the announcement at the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

"You upload a series of stops in the order you want to make, we'll look at that geocode, say how long should it take the driver to complete the route, show the time they should arrive at each stop, then a report comparing what they actually did to that plan," Freund explained.

Customers can customize the Planned vs. Actual Report to receive the information they want, from a high level that identifies a lag in performance, to more granular details, such as stop count, drive time, lag time between stops, miles, departure time, stop time, and total trip time. These details provide insight into areas that when fine-tuned increase fleet efficiencies and decrease costs. Sophisticated mapping technology allows customer to view actual trips, and to view additional parameters based on geofencing.

Delivery site editing allows customers to correct bad data. For example, if a customer's database contains outdated or bad addresses, a user can define a site geo-code on a map to these invalid addresses. In addition, customers can change geofencing parameters to indicate specific locations for deliveries. 

All this happens through a smartphone app, which offers features such as signature capture, GPS tracking, routing, and the ability to take photos of deliveries, with back-office capabilities such as driver efficiency reports, giving customers access to data, etc.