No touch docs: Transflo working with shippers, carriers to digitize PODs

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Transflo Mobile VerticalAmid the coronavirus pandemic, Transflo has been expanding on its Electronic Bill of Lading (EBOL) and Electronic Proof of Delivery (EPOD) offerings to eliminate the need for shippers and drivers to touch paper documents.

The company has been working with major shippers to digitize documents and data exchanging. Shippers and receivers can provide the necessary documents to drivers in a digital format, including allowing documents to be uploaded electronically and enabling document scanning for shippers through the Transflo Mobile+ app.

Additionally, users can take pictures of loads, and utilize time stamping and geocoding technology.

Drivers will have access to forms that allow them to engage shipper workers and receive e-signatures from receivers. The tools give all parties instructions on how to electronically send and create an e-signature on a document, the company says.

The documents will be indexed and associated with shipper, receiver, carrier and driver accounts within the Transflo document cloud, which allows all parties access to the documents.

Users selecting to scan, e-sign and send documents via the Transflo Mobile+ app can organize paperwork digitally at any point of the load life-cycle.

Once documents have been submitted by a shipper, Transflo’s server matches the documents with the driver that initiated the activity. If there is a load associated with the event on the driver’s app it will also be matched with those documents.

“We are dedicated to doing everything we can to help the freight industry during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Frank Adelman, chief executive of Transflo “A major part of showing our appreciation to our customers is offering them more digital options to give them safer and more efficient processes that they can use during these challenging times and after.”

In addition to electronic document scanning, the Transflo Mobile+ suite has truck navigation, weigh station bypass technology, and other features such as image optimization and digital workflow management tools. It also incorporates telematics and the Transflo T-Series ELD that is connected to both the vehicle and Transflo Mobile+ on driver’s mobile devices.