Trucking news and briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020:
Recruiting firm Tenstreet acquires retention-focused Stay Metrics
Driver hiring assistance platform Tenstreet has acquired Stay Metrics, a company focused on driver retention strategy.
The acquisition will result in a more powerful offering for both carriers and drivers in recruiting and retention, the companies said. It also combines the two companies’ driver data, which provides insight into the current state of the driver market, highlights trends in driver behavior and helps companies make better data-based decisions.
Drivers will also benefit since Tenstreet’s Driver Pulse, a mobile app that helps drivers find jobs, onboard and manage their career. It will be enhanced to encourage deeper engagement with carriers through satisfaction surveys, rewards programs and driver wellness trainings.
Tim Hindes, CEO of Stay Metrics, will continue to lead the retention side of the organization, while Tenstreet CEO Tim Crawford will lead the whole of Tenstreet.
Stay Metrics will exist under the Tenstreet umbrella and Stay Metrics service offerings will be added to Tenstreet’s existing product catalog. Current clients of both Tenstreet and Stay Metrics will see business as usual, the companies said, keeping their current account manager or team and current pricing.
Super Dispatch car-haul load platform expands, adds ‘touchless delivery’ options
Super Dispatch, a car-haul load matching app/service, added “Touchless Delivery” early in the summer of 2020, in tandem with what CEO Bek Abdullayev called a growing amount of freight being matched through its fairly new load platform.
Now, the company and its baseline free app for document management is supporting shippers as well as carriers. The platform features a shipper Transportation Management System just as it does on the carrier side. The TMS connects to Super Dispatch’s load board, for an advanced marketplace that enables the carrier to book and track loads, manage drivers, access custom reporting, get instant billing and negotiate with shippers for better business outcomes, the company says. The platform includes the free carrier app equipped with advanced time-stamped inspections, electronic proof of delivery (ePOD), electronic bill of lading (eBOL) and access to loads and load offers from a mobile phone.
When the company introduced its ePOD and eBOL options, it noted the option helps to execute a touchless signature via text message to the pickup or delivery contact without exchanging paper and limiting personal close interaction. The bill of lading is automatically updated with the signature upon completion.
The Super Dispatch car-haul-focused load board has been in operation for a little over a year at this point, Abdullayev said. “In the carrier community,” he said, it’s gained popularity since it launched as a free driver app in 2015 with instant invoicing and eBOL. “It’s probably the most commonly used app among owner-operators in car hauling,” he added.
On the load board freight is available from dealers both brick-and-mortar and digital, brokers, wholesalers and vehicle OEMs.
Wholesale truck parts distributor opens new cross-dock location
Tri-State Enterprises, a wholesale distributor of automotive parts, 12Volt and truck accessories, announced the opening of a new cross-dock location in Carrollton, Texas.
With the addition of the new cross-dock, Tri-State expands its distribution capabilities to now, fully service customers in the North Texas area. They will be providing a full line of 12Volt and aftermarket truck accessories with daily deliveries Monday through Friday.