Truckload and logistics provider Schneider Transportation Management is teaming up with logistics technology provider Trucker Tools LLC for truckload capacity management and shipment visibility solutions, the companies said today.
Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider said it will use the Virginia-based technology company's carrier management and shipping software services to support its growing network of carriers and freight brokerage operations. Schneider is incorporating Trucker Tools' Load Track and Smart Capacity cloud-based applications into its operational processes, the companies said.
Load Track is a platform for delivering information on the progress and status of loads in transit, and it also provides visibility into available loads, allowing companies to more efficiently connect the right loads with the right carriers, the companies said. Smart Capacity is a cloud-based tool that helps brokers find, rank and match the best carrier with the load, reducing manual tasks and eliminating multiple phone calls to find and secure a truck.
"Smart Capacity's predictive tools also provide brokers with accurate visibility into future availability of truck capacity, providing an important advance-planning capability that benefits both the broker and carrier," Trucker Tools said in a statement announcing the partnership.
Mobility is another key feature.
"Trucker Tools is also a big selling point, especially with the small and micro-carriers, because of the popularity of its mobile app," said Erin Van Zeeland, Schneider's senior vice president and general manager of Logistics Services.
The Trucker Tools mobile driver app offers driver-centric tools, information and resources, and has been downloaded by more than 500,000 truck drivers, according to Trucker Tools. The Load Track feature in the mobile app uses a smart phone's GPS software to continually update and deliver precise location data, which is sent from the driver's smart phone to the broker over Trucker Tools' confidential, secure network.