trucker tools again expands the information available on its real-time visibility platform with the addition of location data from electronic logging devices (ELDs) on AirIQ’s IoT platform. AirIQwhich operates across North America, offers a full suite of IoT products and services to full truck fleets and independent owner-operators.
The addition of real-time data from AirIQ’s ELD solution provides another source of reliable shipment location information, complementing the Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App, which uses the driver’s smartphone’s built-in GPS capabilities to provide accurate, real-time in-transit location updates as frequently as every 15 minutes. According to the two companies, the integration, which was completed last month and is now live, will provide Trucker Tools customers with richer and more comprehensive shipment visibility data.
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Founded in 1997, AirIQ provides IoT, Fleet Tracking and ELD solutions in the industry. Its portfolio includes software, equipment and telematics services supporting fleet maintenance, safety, regulatory compliance and analytics across all modes of trucking.
AirIQ’s ELD solution, available in the United States and Canada and registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), has been widely adopted by hundreds of truck fleets with proven results resulting in lower fuel, improved driver safety and automated hours of service reporting. requirements throughout the United States and Canada.
“AirIQ joins nearly 70 of the most popular ELD/telematics providers that are connected to Trucker Tools,” said Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools. “Collectively, the integrated providers serve an aggregated base of over 200,000 fleets with some 3.5 million units installed.
Gollapalli noted that the provision of ELD data in the Trucker Tools platform is entirely permission-based, with the truck owner and/or driver retaining full control over access. Once user authorization is received, a predefined application programming interface (API) connects the Trucker Tools platform to the ELD, enabling automated transmission of location data in transit from the unit Truck ELD.
Gollapalli highlighted key benefits like ease of use and simplicity for the trucker, with one-step activation and automated updates that require no driver intervention.
“It’s really a convenient and time-saving feature for the trucker to just provide access permission and then we do the rest,” Gollapalli said. He also noted that the only data passed to Trucker Tools from AirIQ ELD are location updates in transit. No other ELD data is shared.
Mike Robb, President and CEO of AirIQ, explained that the partnership with Trucker Tools aligns with AirIQ’s strategy to continually add value to its portfolio and solve challenges for shippers and fleet operators. “We initiated this collaboration at the request of several AirIQ ELD users, who wanted access in Trucker Tools to the precise location data provided by our units to improve visibility of shipments in transit,” Robb said.
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“Given today’s congested supply chains and constrained trucking capacity, knowing exactly where your shipment is in real time is more critical than ever,” Robb added. “With Trucker Tools, we are enabling our customers to provide real-time location updates, while maintaining security and access control to ELD data that supports other operations management and data management uses. ‘to analyse.”
Gollapalli also noted that the integration benefits truckers by providing another choice to simplify and automate the delivery of tracking data — and eliminate annoying broker “check-in calls.”
“We have thousands of full truck fleets and independent owner-operators actively using Trucker Tools. digital freight matching, automated reservation simplified in one click, automated load tracking and carrier relationship management software and services,” noted Gollapalli. “Truckers and fleets that have installed AirIQ ELDs will be able to choose between their ELD or the Trucker Tools mobile app to provide tracking data. The platform has built-in rules and instructions that eliminate duplicate data and ensure accurate reports.