A growing percentage of loads moved by freight brokers are being tracked by cell phone tracking applications that either track the drivers smart and/or dumb phone. With the driver’s permission, these applications can track their location based on their GPS enabled smartphone or based on the cell phone towers they are hitting on their way to their final destination. This tracking ability can help reduce the amount of check calls and emails that are made on a daily basis and can give close to real time visibility on how the shipment has progressed so far.
Here are 3 Reasons Why to Integrate these Cell Phone Tracking Services with Your TMS:
- Easy Access to Tracking Information From Your TMS – Instant access to the carrier’s location without having to leave your TMS. Your operations team and customers can access the carrier’s location data using the current TMS logins without having to sign in a third party site.
- Ability to Request & Upload Consignee Signatures & POD Images from Tracking Application – Smartphone enabled tracking applications can send consignee signatures and photos of the POD directly back to the TMS.
- Communicate Directly with the Driver from the TMS – Text Notifications to and from the smartphone enabled tracking application can be managed from the TMS.
If you would like more information on how our Freight Broker Software can help integrate with third party GPS services for your operations team and customers, please email me at jon.lansangan@efreightsolutions or call 877-261-4004 x130.