Over the last few years, real-time freight visibility has gone from being a nice to have service offering to an essential service for brokers to provide to shippers. Most shippers prefer to receive real-time load tracking data digitally rather than manual check call updates from the driver or carrier dispatcher. To keep your current customers happy and win new business, it’s essential to deploy a visibility software that not only meets your shippers’ needs, but that also is easy for drivers and carriers to use. Read on to find out what Trucker Tools’ freight tracking offers freight brokers like you.
1. Integrates With Your Shipper’s Visibility Software
Trucker Tools’ real-time load tracking software integrates with the visibility software used by shippers, including FourKites, MacroPoint and Project44. This integration capability allows you to share tracking data with your customers seamlessly in real-time. As a result, your team will never need to manually fill in a spreadsheet with location updates or navigate between multiple windows or platforms to update shippers with ETAs.
2. Real-Time Updates Every Five Minutes
Trucker Tools’ tracking leverages the GPS tech native to the driver’s smart phone and our free driver mobile app to provide you with updates every five to 15 minutes, depending on your needs. You can view these location updates either in our visibility software platform or right in your TMS. These real-time tracking updates ultimately save you time, reducing or even eliminating manual check calls to drivers or carrier dispatchers.
3. 2.5 Million Drivers and 315,000 Carriers on Trucker Tools’ Platform
Nearly 2.5 million drivers and 315,000 carriers are on Trucker Tools’ tech platform. That means they’re already using our free driver app and/or carrier software platform in their operations. Chances are, many of the drivers and fleets with whom you work already are using Trucker Tools’ tech. The popularity of our carrier and driver tools reduces barriers to driver and carrier compliance, increasing the likelihood that you’ll have continuous visibility on your loads.
4. ELD-Based and App-Based Load Tracking: A Winning Combination
Trucker Tools’ real-time freight tracking software integrates with nearly 100 of the most popular ELDs used by truckers today. Our numerous ELD integrations give you another load tracking option to offer carriers and drivers who either prefer ELD load tracking or don’t allow app-based tracking on loads. Freight brokers who implement our tracking best practices and who use a combination of ELD and app tracking achieve on average 93 percent visibility compliance — far above the industry average.
5. Reward Drivers for Successful Tracks
Late last year, we introduced the industry’s first of its kind Driver Loyalty Program that lets you rewards drivers for successful start to finish load tracks. As a broker participating in our loyalty program, you can automatically award TruckerPoints to drivers when they successfully complete load tracks. The TruckerPoints drivers earn can be redeemed for free gift cards to more than 200 different U.S. retailers, including popular restaurants, grocery stores, food delivery services, music and game subscription services, and many other types of retailers, stores and services.