A Phoenix-based operations and driver relationship platform has unveiled a new transportation management system that is designed to enhance driver relationships while managing operations to improve driver retention.
Trucker Path, a driver-focused mobile app, has launched operations and driver relationship (ODR) platform COMMAND which combines the app with operational tools found in commonly used transportation management systems. The platform can be configured with a customized, company-branded version of the Trucker Path mobile app.
“Our ODR platform is a new kind of TMS that provides unparalleled driver relationship features, advanced management capabilities and third-party solution integrations to simplify day-to-day tasks while also helping make time on the road better for drivers,” said Trucker Path Chief Marketing Officer Chris Oliver. “With COMMAND drivers no longer have to jump between our popular Trucker Path app and the company TMS system. Parking, navigation, track and trace and operations are all in one place.”
The platform includes truck navigation, load and driver management, track and trace, accounting, financial, tax, driver settlement and maintenance applications, key metric reporting and a customer portal in addition to typical transportation management tools.
The platform’s features, which aim to make the driver’s life easier, also include real-time predictive parking availability at more than 20,000 safe, truck-friendly locations; weigh station status; shipping dock ratings, reviews, photos, amenities, detention reporting and navigation showing exactly where trucks enter and exit a facility; fuel prices at thousands of locations updated multiple times daily; and ratings, reviews, photos and listings of amenities for 300,000 points of interest, including truckstops, rest areas, fuel locations, truck washes and scales, shipping facilities, repair shops, restaurants, hotels and more.
“So many TMS products focus almost exclusively on operational functionalities with the driver experience being somewhat of an afterthought," Oliver said. "Since the driver is literally ‘where the rubber meets the road,’ it just made sense for us to develop a platform that enhances the quality of life for drivers while also providing the operational efficiencies companies need. By using what we already had – both in terms of our successful products and our integrations with other popular third-parties and adding commonly needed operational tools – we’ve created something that quite honestly should have been in the industry years ago.”