McLeod adds Agent Access For Truckload to PowerBroker, LoadMaster

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McLeod Software, a provider of dispatch, accounting and enterprise management solutions for trucking and brokerage firms, announced today, Nov. 8, the addition of Agent Access For Truckload to its PowerBroker and LoadMaster enterprise management systems.

The Agent Access For Truckload module is designed to allow brokers, logistics providers and carriers that dispatch their own trucks to manage those assets from a remote location. The Web-based tool provides agents with full capability to manage vehicles without the need to install a full-scale enterprise management system at each location, according to McLeod Software.

“We designed the Agent Access For Truckload module in response to the growing popularity of the ‘agent-centric’ business model found in fleets and brokerages alike,” says Tom McLeod, president and founder of Birmingham, Ala.-based McLeod Software. “Adding Agent Access to either of our enterprise systems makes it very convenient for the agent because it eliminates the need for special software or networking at his or her remote location. At the same time, it reduces administration and system management processes for the trucking and brokerage companies.”

Agent Access For Truckload is designed to provide the ability for single or multiple agents and terminal operations to manage trucks from any computer with a Web browser. According to McLeod Software, users can perform all essential functions required to manage assigned assets, including filtering loads and trucks assigned to an agent, pre-assigning, unassigning, dispatching, canceling dispatches, Y-splitting, issuing driver advances and entering/updating call-ins — all without requiring additional hardware or software.

In addition, Agent Access For Truckload is designed to allow users to initiate the setup of Driver, Tractor and Trailer Master Files and generate reports on revenue, accounts receivable and other factors specific to their assigned vehicles and loads.