Mobile-based tracking and freight-match service provider Trucker Tools and compliance products purveyor J.J. Keller & Associates have begun a partnership to speed up delivery of and refine load location information moving to freight brokers and shippers from independent truckers and fleet operators. The companies have launched a platform integration that allows truckers utilizing J.J. Keller’s Encompass electronic logging device and fleet-management tools the option to share load-specific truck location data from their ELDs with the Trucker Tools “Load Track” automated shipment tracking software.
J.J. Keller customers also gain access to timely information about available loads from the Trucker Tools broker community via its Smart Capacity portal, or through the Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App. Both access points will enable users to quickly locate available loads from participating brokers and securely bid on them.
Trucker Tools has dozens of freight brokerage firms utilizing its Load Track automated shipment tracking software, as well as its Smart Capacity visibility, predictive freight-matching and carrier relationship management platform. The software is integrated with the GPS-enabled, smart-phone-based Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App, which has been downloaded by more than 550,000 truckers and is actively used by 110,000 small fleet operators. J.J. Keller has more than 600,000 customers using its safety and regulatory compliance products and services, backed by 66 years of knowledge and expertise in the transportation market. Its Encompass ELD platform was being used by approximately 6 percent of reader-respondents to a recent Overdrive/CCJ survey of independent owner-operators, small fleets, and larger-fleet personnel.
“Connecting with a proven, real-time ELD platform like J.J. Keller adds to our system another resource for in-transit shipment information, providing a more complete picture of a truck’s precise location and progress to destination,” said Prasad Gollapalli, Trucker Tools CEO. “That gives our broker-customers a more accurate view of when and where trucks become available, so they can make faster, more informed decisions matching available trucks with loads,” also reducing sometime nuisance for operators of check calls in transit.