McLeod Software launches mPhone with Qualcomm Mobility Services

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McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, announced at the American Trucking Associations’ Annual Management Conference & Exhibition, the mPhone mobile communications solution. The new cell phone application allows fleets and owner-operators to cost effectively use a variety of phones from Nextel and Sprint to reliably and securely communicate load, vehicle and delivery information.

Using subscriptions to the Qualcomm Mobility Services platform and voice and data cell phone plans from a nationwide carrier, mPhone integrates McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch system through its LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communications Module. The system is easily implemented at a low upfront cost because no additional hardware purchases are required.

“This is a very simple, yet comprehensive, solution for motor carriers and owner-operators,” says Rick Halbrooks, vice president of sales & marketing for McLeod Software. “The same cell phone drivers already use on a daily basis can now be used to gather GPS location information, send priority pick-up details and load changes, reduce data entry requirements by sending trip status updates as well as other information that will help enhance business processes and improve customer service.”