RESTON, VA - FEBRUARY 28, 2019 - Trucker Tools LLC, which provides shipment visibility, carrier capacity management and predictive freight-matching solutions for the transportation industry, announced that Leonard's Express, a Farmington, NY-based transportation services company, has adopted Trucker Tools' Smart Capacity and Load Track products for improved capacity planning, carrier management and accurate, real-time shipment visibility for its customers.
Leonard's Express is a family owned company that provides asset- and non-asset-based freight transportation and logistics services with a nationwide network of offices and personnel.
The company serves industrial, consumer, retail and manufacturing customers with cost-effective distribution and supply chain management programs utilizing the latest technologies and dedicated services.
"We adopted Trucker Tools because it offered a proven platform to make our brokerage operations more efficient, improve the accuracy and timeliness load tracking, and help solve the problem of 'stale' capacity data that plagues the truckload market," said Troy Wiitanen, vice president of logistics for Leonard's Express.
"We want to be the broker of choice for our carriers. That means giving them real-time, repeat loads, minimizing their downtime and improving how we help them manage and optimize their assets. Trucker Tools contributes significantly to that objective."
Leonard's Express is complementing its current transportation management system (TMS) with two Trucker Tools solutions: Smart Capacity and Load Track.
With Smart Capacity the company gains a suite of advanced functionality and workflows for predictive freight-matching, capacity management, visibility into future available capacity and other broker-carrier collaboration features. Smart Capacity enables brokers to dramatically compress the time - and cost - to secure the optimal match of truck to load.
Load Track supports more complete and timely shipment in-transit information. A real-time shipment visibility application, it's built on the industry-leading Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App. The app uses the smart-phone's GPS features to transmit continually updated truck and driver location information over Trucker Tools' confidential, secure network.
The mobile app, which also features 16 of the most sought-after tools drivers use for managing their business while on the road, has been downloaded by more than 550,000 truck drivers since its launch in 2013.
Wiitanen cited the Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App as a benefit "because it's already on the driver's phone and connected to the system, so engaging current truckers, as well as bringing new capacity on to our network is very efficient. They don't have to download any other apps."
Leonard's Express also benefited from a rapid onboarding process thanks to pre-built integration templates Trucker Tools has developed with major TMS providers. These include Trimble Transportation's TMW Systems software, which is Leonard's Express TMS system of record.
Prasad Gollapalli, founder and CEO of Trucker Tools, welcomed Leonard's Express as a customer and complimented their foresight in strategically "making the leap" into beneficial new technologies that help optimize and enhance their operations on several fronts.
"Brokers today cannot sit still, lest they become overwhelmed and left behind by the dramatic technology evolution occurring with unprecedented speed in freight transportation," Gollapalli said.
"Our vision is to be an enabler for brokers, a partner that provides effective technology solutions that can be implemented quickly and make providers like Leonard's Express more efficient, effective and responsive to shippers and carriers - and a continuing competitive force in the market."
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 550,000 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: email@example.com
About Leonard's Express -- Leonard's Express is a family owned asset-based transportation provider located in Farmington, New York with offices located throughout the United States. We provide transportation solutions for a wide range of customers that encompass many industries. With our nationwide footprint of offices, we are prepared to tailor a solution to fit your specific supply chain needs. With our state-of-the-art technology and our dedicated staff, Leonard's Express is willing and able to provide you and your company with dependable, diversified and creative solutions that are responsive and cost-effective. For more information, visit us at www.leonardsexpress.com or call us at (585) 924-8140 ext. 201.
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