Trucker Tools, a developer of driver smart phone applications, load tracking and freight matching solutions, is integrating its “Smart Capacity” freight matching platform with MercuryGate International’s transportation management system (TMS), a cloud-based software solution.
Trucker Tools described “Smart Capacity” as a “next-generation” freight matching platform used by third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and motor carriers large and small to “leapfrog” the current capabilities of load boards and the freight marketplaces in the transportation industry.
The web-based Smart Capacity platform uses real-time data and algorithms to more effectively predict when and where capacity will become available, days in advance, for 3PLs and their network of carriers.
“The freight matching process of Smart Capacity does not alter existing business practices or relationships among shippers, 3PLs and carriers. Rather, it enhances them by making freight transactions faster, smoother and more efficient,” noted Prasad Gollapalli, founder and CEO of Trucker Tools. “Perhaps more importantly, the technology gives small and mid-size 3PLs a way to aggressively grow their market share against much larger competitors and Silicon Valley startups like Uber Freight.”
The integration with MercuryGate TMS gives broker and 3PL users visibility of optimal and real-time capacity from trusted carriers through the Smart Capacity web portal. Once loads are tendered to carriers, the integrated Load Track platform, also from Trucker Tools, provides MercuryGate TMS users with continuous shipment visibility, instant driver messaging and proof-of-delivery image capture.
Both the Smart Capacity and Load Track platforms utilize the driver-preferred and trusted Trucker Tools smartphone app, which it said has been downloaded by about 500,000 owner-operators and small carrier drivers.