Rand McNally announced a partnership with Getloaded, a web-based freight matching service, to provide an exclusive load board for owners of Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND truck GPS devices. The new service, available at a discount for TND users, will enable professional drivers to view freight available in their area for pickup, and post their truck availability.
In May, the new customized load board for Rand McNally will allow the more than 100,000 Rand McNally registered users to access the service via a link on the Rand McNally Dock, the software used by TND owners to update their devices and secure additional services.
All current and new TND owners can access a 10-day free trial, and thereafter subscribe to unlimited service on getloaded.com for a discounted monthly fee. Once a driver activates the account, the service will enable searching for freight available in a particular area, or at a particular destination. Searches are returned with information such as “full load” (Full) or “less than truckload” (LTL) mileages, type of trailer required, and pay scale. Drivers will be able to post their availability for a load by trailer type, or by origin/destination.
“Since launching our first TND device, we continue to seek partners who can supply solutions to everyday challenges in the trucking community,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “The new Rand McNally load- matching service, powered by Getloaded, allows drivers to find loads close-by or close to their destination, helping eliminate dead-head miles.”
Later this year, Rand McNally says the custom site will be enabled directly from Wi-Fi-connected TND devices via the Truck Tools menu, meaning drivers will be able to quickly view loads in their area. When connected to the Internet, users will be able to set up a profile from within their device, and loads will be displayed for that profile on the device. Drivers will be able to view loads available within a selected radius around the vehicle, or at the destination, choose a load, and then allow the device to route to the pickup and drop off location. In addition, drivers can post their vehicle as available.