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Trucker Tools Expands Near Real-Time Shipment Tracking with Verizon Connect Reveal Integration

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Leading provider of Fleet Management and Hours of Service (HOS) solutions will now integrate with the Trucker Tools Smart Capacity® platform, adding en-route updates from in-cab ELDs

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The Trucker Tools mobile app has 17 of the most sought-after features and functions by truckers to find and book loads, automate tracking, and provide real-time shipment status updates.

The Trucker Tools mobile app has 17 of the most sought-after features and functions by truckers to find and book loads, automate tracking, and provide real-time shipment status updates.

RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — trucker tools enhanced the provision of real-time shipment tracking within its Smart Capacity platform by integrating with the Verizon Connect Reveal fleet management platform, which tracks compliance and Hours of Service (HOS) ) commercial drivers, and provides near real-time in-transit location updates.

Integration with the new ELD software and hardware offering will enable more than 100,000 commercial vehicles in the U.S. equipped with Verizon Connect to enable en-route location updates, sent as frequently as every 30 seconds with data sent transparently to the Trucker Tools platform. The data is used by brokers and shippers to manage load status, delivery planning and truck capacity planning.

Link to the Verizon Connect Reveal platform complements the Trucker Tools mobile driver app, which uses the driver’s smartphone’s built-in GPS capabilities to provide accurate, near real-time location updates while in transit as well frequently than every 15 minutes. “This gives truckers another option to automatically provide tracking data and provides shippers with richer, more comprehensive shipment visibility insights,” said Kary Jablonski, general manager of Trucker Tools.

“This integration and the ability to track active loads helps truckers automatically communicate their status in near real time. Drivers can set it and forget it, undisturbed by manual verification calls and text messages,” Jablonski explained. “And they have the option to enable tracking through their ELD or the Trucker Tools mobile app. Either way, it’s a time saver that provides accurate, continuous updates and reduces driver stress.

“Customers will benefit from more timely, complete and accurate truck status information,” said Erin Cave, director of product management at Verizon Connect. “In addition to automating tracking, customers will be able to see starts and stops, manage ETAs, better schedule warehouse labor to coincide with truck arrivals, and gain insight into when that truck will be available for the next load.”

Trucker Tools integrates with a number of ELD/Telematics vendors who collectively represent a base of approximately 3.5 million units installed in over 200,000 fleets, overwhelmingly operators of small full truck fleets with 10 trucks or less, and independent owner-operators.

Access to Verizon Connect ELD data is entirely permission-based, with the truck owner and/or driver retaining full control over access. Once user authorization is received, a predefined API (Application Programming Interface) connects the Trucker Tools platform to the ELD, enabling automated transmission of location data in transit from the unit Truck ELD. Data sharing is limited to GPS updates in transit; no other ELD or telematics data is shared. The Trucker Tools platform also incorporates rules and instructions that eliminate duplicate data and ensure accurate reporting. More information can be found on Verizon Connect solution market.

The Trucker Tools mobile app for drivers was launched in 2013 and to date has been downloaded by nearly 2 million truckers. It’s one of the most popular apps for truck operators, consistently ranked as one of the most downloaded apps each month in the trucking industry. The user community includes over 200,000 small truck loading businesses as well as thousands of independent owner-operators who actively use Trucker Tools. digital freight matching, automated reservation simplified in one click, automated load tracking and carrier relationship management software and services to manage their business and interact with customers.

In addition to predictive freight matching, automated booking, GPS-based tracking and digital document management, the app has 17 of the features and resources most sought after by drivers to run their business on the road. . The Trucker Tools platform is also the digital freight management solution of choice with over 400 freight brokers and 3PLs.

The Trucker Tools mobile app is available for Android and Apple smartphones and is provided free to independent truckers and small fleets.

About Trucker Tools: Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Va., is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility, predictive freight matching and automated booking solutions for the transportation industry. Its revolutionary Smart ability® The platform uses accurate real-time data and powerful algorithms to optimally match freight by predicting when and where capacity will be available, days in advance. The company’s popular smartphone app has been downloaded by nearly 2 million owner-operators and small carrier fleets to easily access information and services on the go. Included in the smartphone app is Reserve now®, the industry’s first digital load booking app that automates and streamlines the load search and booking process for drivers and brokers, saving time and money. Trucker Tools’ Load Tracking Solution is a robust in-app feature that connects drivers with carriers and freight brokers, automating the provision and collection of real-time shipment tracking and eliminating manual check calls. Visit Trucker Tools at www.truckertools.com or contact us directly at: [email protected].

Media Contact: Gary Frantz, Trucker Tools, (925) 594-1434. [email protected]

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