The search for freight capacity and the demand for faster shipping times is a challenging combination in need of a solution.
Most carriers are now running their businesses on apps via smart devices. But what about those who are still holding out and hanging onto the simpler times of trucking?
We know that trucking is not what it used to be in the 80s, but there are ways to get the industry to work for anyone. Shipwell’s technology is designed to save time and money and connect the world of freight.
Fleet managers’ jobs made easy
If you are a fleet manager, a good business practice would be to get all of your trucks equipped with some sort of smart device. This way, you can manage your fleet from anywhere with reliable data and connectivity.
The Shipwell mobile app gives carriers notifications for new loads, options for quoting, and dispatch capabilities. Electronically sign BOLs, reduce claims by sending pictures of improperly packaged freight, and automatically upload freight documents on delivery.
Meanwhile, truckers can take advantage of their ELDs by connecting them with Shipwell. After connection, drivers don’t have to worry about turning anything on and can offer valuable real-time tracking to shippers with ease.
Connecting your ELD to Shipwell is a no-brainer way to reduce your deadheads and get load opportunities based on your location. Signing up is easy!
Running a fleet will feel like a well-oiled machine all the while adding value to your overall carrier business.
Fewer screens, more power
Truckers might find themselves with too many single-program monitors in their truck. GPS, weather radar apps, and more make it look like mission control at NASA in the cab.
Slimming down to a smartphone or tablet will minimize screens and distractions, and boost the power of your programs. Most apps on smart devices will automatically update so your programs will keep getting faster and better.
Adding Shipwell to your mobile device arsenal will only increase the power you have in your smartphone. Truckers can log data, generate documents, and communicate with shippers and brokers all within the app.
Provide tracking to shippers
Having a smartphone in the cab is not only great for optimizing drive time, but it can also make the truck a more valuable asset by simply allowing tracking.
For many shippers, a question they never want to have to ask is, “Where is my freight?”
An easy way to answer this question and give them peace of mind it to have a mobile app that tracks your location.
Shipwell’s native mobile app provides real-time freight tracking to all freight personnel to maintain ETA expectations and manage logistics.
Connect to home
Beyond the apps that will improve your workflows, there is a handful that will help you feel closer to home.
Downloading apps like Skype or FaceTime can help connect with friends and family when on a long haul. Getting a podcast app can be good to have something fun or informative to listen to.
Our friends over at FreightWaves produce an informative and entertaining podcast called What the Truck that is great for those long drives!
There are still plenty of opportunities for fleet managers to take advantage of all these trucks enabled with data and smart technology.
Shipwell wants to help make it even easier. Leveraging Shipwell’s real-time freight tracking and zeroing in on ETAs can grow shipper and broker relationships for more consistent loads in the future.