Voice signatures help track freight

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Technology developed by uFollowit enables any company to have instant voice signature confirmation of the time and place of a shipment’s pickup, delivery or intermediate location turned into text, the company announced at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

A call from a driver’s cell phone to a dedicated phone number records a voice signature, time of the call and shipment order number; uFollowit’s server then transforms the voice information into text that either can be e-mailed or tracked online instantly. A company can track an unlimited number of shipments, and the service can be expanded at low cost, according to uFollowit.

By compiling the calls and connecting each one with the shipment’s original bill of lading, a complete picture — including time and distance traveled — is accessible online at any time, the company says. For more information, go to www.ufollowit.com.