Pegasus TransTech has launched Transflo Load Track, said to be an easy-to-use GPS tracking system for smartphones providing in-transit visibility plus instant access to high-quality proof-of-delivery documents for processing and billing.
With this tool, no expensive in-cab tracking system or software installation is needed. Freight brokers and carriers can eliminate the need for inbound and outbound driver-check calls about the location or status of the load. It provides peace of mind for the shipper, broker, and carrier, says Pegasus.
Unlike other smartphone tracking offerings, it’s integrated with Transflo Mobile, a smartphone app for document scanning. This enables carriers and brokers not only to know where their shipment is, but also to receive the signed documents immediately upon delivery, which speeds cash flow. No other tracking service offers such unified dispatch-to-billing integration, the company claims.
To track a load and send documents electronically, all the driver needs is an iPhone or Android smartphone or tablet and the free Mobile and Trucker Tools App which includes Load Track. When the driver accepts a shipment from a participating broker or carrier, the relevant shipping information downloads to the driver’s smartphone. No data entry is needed.
From that point on, Load Track knows the location and status of that shipment and displays the information on a map. Carriers, brokers, shippers, and other authorized parties can follow progress on the web map with pinpoint locations and timestamps along the route. Its GPS technology is said to be highly accurate and doesn’t rely on cellular tower triangulation to estimate a location.
On delivery, Load Track automatically launches Transflo Mobile, prompting the driver to use the smartphone to scan the signed delivery receipt and any other required documents. Those images are instantly sent to the carrier or freight broker for processing and billing, helping all parties get paid sooner.
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