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Trucker Tools integrates with AirIQ to extend real-time shipment visibility

AirIQ is the latest Electronic Logging Device (ELD) solution provider to join the Trucker Tools Smart Capacity® platform, expanding access to real-time ELD tracking data

RESTON, VA and TORONTO, ON /ACCESSWIRE/January 18, 2022/ Trucker Tools is once again expanding 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. AirIQ (TSXV:IQ) operates across North America and offers a full suite of IoT products and services to full truck fleets and independent owner-operators.

Adding real-time data from AirIQ’s ELD solution provides another source of reliable shipment location information, complementing the Trucker Tools mobile driver app, which utilizes built-in GPS capabilities from the driver’s smartphone to provide real-time and accurate location in transit. updates as frequently as every 15 minutes. The integration, which was completed last month and is now live, will provide Trucker Tools customers with richer and more comprehensive shipment visibility data.

Founded in 1997, AirIQ has long been a North American pioneer in wireless asset management, providing one of the most effective IoT, fleet tracking and electronic logging device (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. Its ELD solution, available in the United States and Canada, has been widely adopted by hundreds of trucking fleets with proven results resulting in reduced fuel costs, increased driver safety and automated vehicle reporting requirements. hours of service in Canada and the United States. AirIQ’s ELD solution is registered with the FMCSA in the United States and is undergoing certification in Canada.

“AirIQ joins nearly 70 of the most popular ELD/telematics providers that are connected to Trucker Tools,” said Prasad Gollapalli, the company’s founder and CEO. “Collectively, the integrated providers serve an aggregated base of more than 200,000 fleets with some 3.5 million units installed,” Gollapalli continued.

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 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.

“We are excited to add AirIQ to our stable of ELD partners, providing another source of accurate, real-time data to bolster critical visibility information that brokers and shippers use to manage supply chain velocity. “, said Gollapalli. He highlighted ease of use and simplicity for the trucker as key benefits, 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 that our units provide to improve visibility of in-transit shipments,” Robb said.

“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. ‘analysis,’ Mr Robb continued.

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 ‘micro’ truck fleets and independent owner-operators actively using Trucker Tools’ digital freight matching, simplified one-click automated booking, automated load tracking and software and services carrier relationship management,” noted Gollapalli. “Truckers and fleets that have AirIQ ELDs installed 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 reporting,” Gollapalli continued.

The Trucker Tools Mobile Driver app, which was launched in 2013 and has been downloaded to date by more than 1.6 million truckers and is actively used by some 170,000 small fleets, is one of the most popular apps among full truck operators, consistently ranking as the most downloaded app in transportation each month. In addition to predictive freight matching, automated booking, automated GPS tracking and digital document management, the app has 17 of the features and resources drivers most seek to run their business on the road. . The Trucker Tools platform is also the digital freight management solution of choice for over 300 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 Capability® 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 more than 1.6 million owner-operators and small carrier fleets to easily access information and services on the go. Included in the smartphone app is Book 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]

About AirIQ

AirIQ (TSXV:IQ) was founded in 1997 and is a pioneer in IoT-based asset management solutions. AirIQ’s solutions enable commercial enterprises to reliably, effectively and efficiently monitor assets in near real-time. The company develops iOS and Android mobile and web applications, as well as cloud-based solutions that are standalone or can be easily integrated with existing software. AirIQ solutions are compatible with mixed fleets and provide fleet reporting, maintenance, compliance, security and analytics using multiple hardware options, including a fully integrated telematics video camera solution and a battery-powered solution for unpowered assets. For more information about AirIQ, please visit the company’s website at www.airiq.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

For more information please contact: AirIQ Inc., Michael Robb, President and CEO, (905) 831-6444, [email protected]

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