- Tai Software rolls out Smart Capacity’s predictive freight-matching, capacity management tools to improve visibility, timely access to accurate, real-time available truckload capacity for TMS Users
- Sets integration timetable for automated “Book it Now” feature, other carrier collaboration tools to streamline booking process, improve driver engagement, reduce brokers’ variable costs to cover loads
- Complements earlier strategic integration of Trucker Tools features and tools supporting improved load tracking and shipment visibility for Tai TMS customers.
RESTON, VA and COSTA MESA, CA – FEBRUARY 26, 2020 – Trucker Tools announced today Tai Software, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-based transportation planning and logistics management software (TMS) for brokers and logistics providers, is integrating Trucker Tools’ Smart Capacity into its service offerings.
The integration will enable Tai’s TMS customers such as Logistics Fox and Freightsaver to employ Smart Capacity’s market intelligence and capacity management features to improve predictive freight-matching and booking processes, secure available truck capacity faster and more accurately, and improve engagement with truckload service providers.
Tai Software also announced its timetable for integration of Trucker Tools Book it Now, an easy-to-use feature within the multi-function Trucker Tools mobile driver app. Book it Now enables truckers and brokers to automate and streamline the communication and workflow by which carriers find, select, accept and book loads with brokers and 3PLs. Implementation is under way and Tai Software expects Book it Now to be available for its customers next month.
With the adoption of Smart Capacity and the planned launch of Book it Now, Tai Software deepens its strategic engagement with Trucker Tools. The TMS provider is adding productivity-enhancing features and functions that help brokers accelerate the freight-matching process, and improve shipment visibility with more real-time, continually updated truckload tracking data. Tai Software clients also gain access to expanded market capacity via Trucker Tools’ network of some 850,000 truckers who’ve downloaded its mobile driver app.
“reliable data and process automation into the critical challenge that consumes much of a broker’s time – finding the right available truck, matching it to the customer’s load and completing an exception-free booking quickly and accurately”
Smart Capacity delivers “reliable data and process automation into the critical challenge that consumes much of a broker’s time – finding the right available truck, matching it to the customer’s load and completing an exception-free booking quickly and accurately,” said Walter Mitchell, Tai Software’s chief technology officer.
“And by launching Book it Now, brokers and carriers on our platform gain more efficiencies, since the actual task of booking the load is automated,” Mitchell said. The potential productivity gains can be substantial since a booking task that manually might take over an hour of a broker’s time, is compressed to five minutes or less. “These initiatives address core operational issues all brokers face to eliminate wasteful manual tasks, improve data accuracy and latency, and accelerate time to value. It’s a strategic collaboration that’s well-aligned with our goal of helping our customers increase productivity and reduce the cost of covering a load,” he said.
Mitchell also cited the popularity of Trucker Tools’ mobile driver app, and the sophistication of its algorithm-based capacity management, freight-matching and automated booking tools as key to the expanded collaboration. “It’s a multi-faceted, multi-party solution which has wide adoption among trucking operators. It complements our offerings and provides significant additional value and functionality for our customers.”
“It’s a multi-faceted, multi-party solution which has wide adoption among trucking operators. It complements our offerings and provides significant additional value and functionality for our customers.”
Reston, VA-based Trucker Tools provides trip planning, shipment visibility, freight matching and execution solutions for the freight transportation industry. Its Smart Capacity platform is integrated with the industry’s most popular driver smartphone app, which has been downloaded by some 850,000 owner-operators and is used by more than 130,000 small-carrier fleet operators to access load information, secure loads with brokers, and provide real-time, automated shipment tracking updates for logistics managers and their customers.
Prasad Gollapalli, founder and chief executive of Trucker Tools, noted that the integration embeds Smart Capacity into Tai Software’s platform so brokers can seamlessly access its real-time capacity data, and employ Smart Capacity’s carrier relationship management and automated booking tools, without having to toggle between screens.
“As a broker working to cover a load, you can click on the Smart Capacity icon in the Tai Software booking screen, and it will pull up all available trucks today, by the hour, in the area,” Gollapalli noted. Available trucks are ranked with the best match on top, incorporating machine learning and collective intelligence that considers history, driver/carrier preferences, equipment type, service need and other decision factors.
The broker also gains insight into when and where that truck will be available in the future, 2, 3 or 4 days out. “That’s a huge benefit to the broker, who can keep carriers happy with quality reloads that match their preferences and retain them in the broker’s network. It eliminates ‘one load wonders’,” he explained.
“ Tai Software is the ideal partner for us,” Gollapalli noted. “The automation and intelligence their TMS brings to the LTL market complements our strengths on the truckload side and enhances the value for brokers.”
“The automation and intelligence their TMS brings to the LTL market complements our strengths on the truckload side and enhances the value for brokers.”
Smart Capacity’s predictive freight-matching tools and the Book it Now automated load feature is in implementation and is expected to be fully available to Tai Software customers in March. The platform already receives real-time, GPS-stamped load tracking data from Trucker Tools’ visibility solution.
About Trucker Tools: Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Va., is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions for the transportation industry. Its ground-breaking Smart Capacity platform uses accurate, real-time data and powerful algorithms to optimally match freight by predicting when and where capacity will become available, days in advance. The company’s popular driver smartphone app has been downloaded by some 850,000 owner operators and small-carrier fleets to access information and services conveniently while on the road. Trucker Tools load tracking solution is a robust feature in the app that connects drivers with carriers and freight brokers, automating the providing and collection of real-time shipment tracking and eliminating manual check calls. Visit Trucker Tools at www.truckertools.com or contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Tai Software: Tai Software is a pioneer of Transportation Management Software (TMS) and the only logistics technology company to offer a cloud-based solution that incorporates artificial intelligence to provide logistics management, consulting intelligence, mobile intelligence, integration intelligence, and business intelligence in one platform. Tai Adviser can analyze millions of data variables in real-time, allowing companies to increase efficiencies within the complicated and multifaceted global shipping and logistics industry. Tai Software addresses every aspect of the shipment lifecycle, making the TMS a perfect solution for Shippers, 3PL companies, freight brokers, freight forwarders and even asset-based carriers. Our mission is to build and deliver applied intelligence solutions that make it possible for any logistics company to be the best version of themselves.
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