PCS Software recently announced the Mobile XpressTrax iPhone interface for its dispatch and transportation management software system, Express. The interface is used by drivers to automate dispatch messaging and to check calls and status updates for loads. The app includes electronic signature capture for proof of delivery and document imaging.
JumpTech has been offering software to capture signatures and proof-of-delivery information since 2003. Until last year, its customers were using industrial-grade handheld devices. With a new app released last year called JumpTrack, its proof-of-delivery system can be run in a smartphone environment.
JumpTrack runs on the Apple iOS and Android platforms. The Office City – a Redwood City, Calif.-based supplier and distributor of office products – was the first JumpTech customer to migrate to this new mobile environment.
“The cost per truck with JumpTrack is 80 percent less than traditional terminal solutions, and the turn-up time for new trucks is reduced from two weeks to just a few hours,” says Jerry Carroll, chief financial officer and vice president of operations for The Office City.
JumpTrack can interface with fleets’ transportation management systems. Through this interface, delivery manifest data is pulled into the cloud and into the mobile app on each smartphone. The delivery information received by the driver is specific to his daily route.
When a driver logs into the mobile app, he sees a list of planned delivery stops. After arrival, the driver verifies package count and can take a picture of any damage, as well as capture a signature from the customer directly onto the phone. The captured data is sent back to the cloud in real time and made available through integration with a TMS system or by using the JumpTrack Web portal.
Many fleets always will prefer using computing platforms that are fixed to their vehicles for the added reliability and security. But considering the low cost and added flexibility of today’s smartphone apps and cloud computing, the tradeoffs may be worth it.
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