ACS TripPak releases smartphone app

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), a Xerox company, is using uFollowit’s smart phone technology to use provide drivers a new and convenient means of capturing documents at any time while on the road.

With this application, called TripPak Mobile, drivers can submit their paperwork remotely while on the road using a smartphone camera and a specially designed clipboard. The captured documents are sent through the ACS TripPak processing portal, which records the image and forwards it to the appropriate department within a specific fleet for processing.

“This new smartphone mobile solution is the first of its kind and supports ACS’ commitment to make life on the road easier for drivers, while creating a better bottom line for carriers,” says Kelley Walkup, division vice president and general manager for ACS.

ACS also announced an in-cab scanning and automated indexing system with PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems.

The new offering is exclusively for PeopleNet’s BLU platform. The system will eliminate costs and time associated with out-of-route miles for drivers, unreliability of other submission methods and manual data entry errors by drivers, the companies say.

“In-cab scanning gives drivers the added convenience of completing their paperwork without ever having to leave their truck,” Walkup says. “Giving drivers another way to quickly and easily submit their paperwork improves the bottom line for any carrier.”