RESTON, VA - JUNE 25, 2018 - Trucker Tools, LLC, in response to inquiries from customers and partners, confirmed today that last week's decisions by the nation's three biggest wireless network operators to stop selling cellphone customer location data through middlemen will not affect Trucker Tools products or services. Trucker Tools provides load tracking, shipment visibility and carrier management software services through its cloud-based Smart Capacity platform.
"While this decision affects some market offerings which provide 'app-less' cell phone-based tracking that rely on third-party purchases of customer location data from cellphone networks, the GPS location data used by our products on the Trucker Tools platform is unaffected," said Prasad Gollapalli, founder and CEO of Trucker Tools.
Unlike app-less cellphone-based tracking, the other method of data collection employs a mobile app, downloaded to the user's smartphone or other mobile device, and collecting, in real time, GPS location information directly from that device.
Trucker Tools obtains GPS location data directly through its own Trucker Tools mobile application on the smart phones of truck drivers. The mobile app integrates with the smart phone's GPS software to continually capture, in real time, precise location data, which is then transmitted over Trucker Tools' confidential, secure network, and displayed in the company's load tracking and carrier management applications.
The Trucker Tools mobile driver app, launched in 2013, has been downloaded by more than 500,000 truck drivers in North America. The mobile app is integrated with Trucker Tools' Smart Capacity carrier management and digital load-matching platform used by brokers and carriers to quickly and efficiently locate and secure optimal truckload shipments.
"We made this decision, building and offering our own app, free to drivers, many years ago to ensure direct access to, and real-time accuracy of location data without having to rely on a third-party, and the potential for that data to be disrupted," said Gollapalli.
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 over 500,000 owner operators and small-carrier drivers to access information and services conveniently while on the road. Load Track is a robust feature in the app that connects drivers with carriers and freight brokers to eliminate manual check calls. Visit Trucker Tools at www.truckertools.com or contact us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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