“Maven Machines preserves the vital data amassed by our dispatchers and drivers while streamlining their daily work-flows and adding critical real-time visibility to every step and every mile,” said Richard Fite, vice president of Line Haul, Central Freight Lines.
According to the announcement, the new Dispatch puts back-office tasks directly into the hands of drivers, planners, and dispatchers for fleet-wide operational visibility.
As an LTL carrier, Central Freight Lines uses Maven Dispatch to accommodate a variety of complex operational scenarios to accurately invoice its customers and manage freight capacity. Trailer swaps, unscheduled stops, stops at separate docks for a single client, and special equipment such as a lift gates are among the different scenarios the software accommodates.
The mobile-cloud technology has real-time 2-way communications with GPS and sensors that trigger automated workflows. Maven Dispatch uses off-the-shelf hardware, API integration to fleets’ existing IT infrastructure, and user-friendly designs that reduce training and speed adoption.
The platform features include:
- digital image capture of shipping BOLs
- 1-click load assignment to reduce dispatch planning times
- A mobile UI that intelligently switches between driving/delivering to support driver workflows.
“I like how Maven shows my entire day’s run and then changes screens automatically when I arrive or depart,” said John Hurt, a Central Freight driver in Dallas.
- Customizable alerts based on combinations of geofence, task, or behavior
- Intelligent routing and load planning
- Combined Dispatch and Hours of Service (HOS)
- Automated real-time reporting of accessorial charges like detention-time and special equipment charges.
“With Maven Dispatch, fleets can visualize their entire workflow. The product combines previously separated data sources and presents the information intuitively across the mobile-cloud network,” said Daniel Gorziglia, vice president of engineering at Maven Machines.