McLeod adds new features, expands to Canada, in latest release

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McLeod Software announced its latest release of its LoadMaster, PowerBroker and LoadMaster LTL enterprise application software products. Version 11.2 comes on the heels of rapid growth for several consecutive years, including last year’s record 44 percent mark. McLeod says its growth has fueled significant investment in creating new functionality and business process automation for carriers and logistics companies.

Some of the new features included in Version 11.2 are:

Multicurrency and Canadian operations

LoadMaster and PowerBroker systems now give McLeod customers the ability to operate with multiple currency transaction capabilities and non‐US taxes. This new capability now makes the enterprise software available for Canadian transportation and logistics companies.

Enhanced Capabilities and More Automation for McLeod Customers 

LoadMaster and PowerBroker now include a Radius Search capability. For brokers, finding the best carrier using the carrier history search now includes a radius search on both the origin and destination for every load to allow them to find the best options quickly. This feature also makes it easier for carriers to find the right backhaul opportunities during their planning process.

A new tab for Market Rate Guidance has been developed for LoadMaster and PowerBroker. This feature makes it simpler for brokers to get rate guidance by combining information from TransCore DAT and Internet Truckstop with the customer’s own historical data on rates for a particular lane in a single easy‐to‐use location.

The new Continuous Moves feature in PowerBroker makes it easier for brokers to keep their carriers moving by booking them on the next available load, near the next location their tractor is scheduled to deliver out. McLeod has also enhanced the carrier insurance monitoring options in PowerBroker, by adding new integration interfaces with Carrier Performance Check and Internet Truckstop in this release.

LoadMaster and PowerBroker 11.2 deliver enhanced key performance indicator reporting with the expansion of McLeod’s Vital Signs real-time KPI reporting feature. New built-in analytics help carriers pay closer attention to how many miles their drivers are getting, the company says.

New off‐the‐shelf integration products from the company’s industry partners have been released, including enhancements for Manhattan Associates’ optimization tools, support for batch fuel and check advances from U.S. Bank, expanded capability with TCH fuel purchasing integration, more features for CarrierWeb mobile communications, plus enhanced trailer tracking capabilities from Skybitz.

LoadMaster LTL version 11.2 brings new capabilities for a wide range of day‐to‐day operations and EDI activities for LTL carriers plus support for the PeopleNet in cab mobile communications system for LTL operations.