TruckHub Presents at MarketWaves18
Let’s set the stage. It’s MarketWaves ‘18, a conference hosted by FreightWaves held at Grapevine, TX in the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. The first day of the conference has been moving along with different companies giving presentations on what they have to offer. There have been some standouts and some that were bogged down by poor speakers or technical issues. Then it’s time for TruckHub. The presentation starts and our CEO, Luis Lopez, comes out and introduces himself, Robbie J. Dillon our technical product manager, and Danny E. Moreno our senior software engineer. Luis takes his time, gives some of his backstory to the audience, and leaves it to Robbie to lead the audience through TruckHub. Robbie starts off talking about Time; the time it takes to run a successful trucking business.
Robbie and his team aim to make Truckhub time effective and interactive, while also being faster than other available methods. By launching Truckhub with a 1:15 ratio of dispatchers to drivers they quickly found a data entry issue when it comes to container shipments. TruckHub’s Portbot solves this issue. By entering in the container number into the sidebar, it appears with the rest of its relevant information needed to initiate the dispatch. With that information now ready and available the dispatch is ready to commence. Most trucking companies are used to a lowport style system. TruckHub introduces something new, better, and far more interactive. That feature is TruckHub’s MapView. MapView allows for both the map and driver list to be accessed from one screen. The map loads on the left and the drivers load on the right.
By selecting a driver, they can be assigned a new job and the TruckHub AI finds everything needed to quickly and efficiently assign the loads from the left side of the screen. The loads on the left can be dragged and dropped to any driver on the right side to be assigned. Any number of loads can be assigned to a driver and they can be reordered for maximum efficiency. Once the driver has been assigned a load it will load on his application and all the driver needs to do is accept the load and select “Start drive.” Geofencing algorithms have been built to quickly find the pick-up and delivery locations and the most effective route from one to the other.
Once the driver has arrived at the pick-up location, TruckHub will recognize that they are ready to start moving to the drop-off location. The driver will be prompted to switch their status to show that they are ready to move. If the driver forget to switch their status, the geofencing algorithm will recognize their distance from the pick-up location and switch it for them. The same also applies when the driver moves far enough away(two miles) from the delivery location after dropping off their shipment. That way all parties are notified even if the driver isn’t doing their best. The mapview also allows for all active drivers to be viewed in real time, moving from location to location. The driver app also added document scanning functionality. All the driver needs to do is take a picture and save it to that specific shipment. When viewing the shipment’s information it will appear under attachments. The attachment will be available for viewing as long as the user is a TruckHub customer and saves their TruckHub data.
TruckHub also includes a plethora of other useful features. The driver recruitment module allows the user to view all their driver applicants on one data table. It allows the user to apply statuses to these drivers, e.g. amount of driving experience necessary for driving at your business. A CRM, customer relationship management system, that is integrated with outlook and scrapes every email signature and email body that is received. It qualifies their contact based on those factors and allows you to have conversations right on the platform. Dispatchers have an asset management tool that details exactly what assets they have available to use. It allows them to assign a status to an asset showing its condition(available, unavailable, damaged, in for repairs, etc.). Concluding the presentation, Robbie and his team showed that TruckHub gives the time to run a successful trucking business.
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