Technology news and briefs for the week of April 3, 2022:
McLeod Software launches expanded market analysis tool
McLeod Software has extended its MPact market analysis tool with MPact PRO, which breaks down nationwide truckload lanes in more depth by extracting more elements from data on loads that have actually moved so customers can create a step-by-step picture of capacity and volume in markets and evaluate the ever-shifting rate landscape.
It is accessible directly from McLeod’s core LoadMaster and PowerBroker solutions with real-time data.
MPact PRO uses AI-based analysis to create intuitive dashboards, two-dimensional graphs, and maps that can quickly identify the profitability of truck lanes. Filters and switches allow a multitude of customized views to analyze lane-based freight data from different perspectives. Analysis in dashboard views helps guide business decisions concerning which markets and lanes to pursue.
McLeod’s truckload market dataset includes trailer types, load length of haul, load commodity and origins and destinations, giving users more ways to slice and dissect markets. MPact PRO offers analysis that is about both buy and sell rates and has the ability to benchmark and visualize the results against their own operating history.
Ohio transportation company deploys Netradyne's Driver•i
One of North America’s largest privately owned truck leasing companies recently inked a deal to deploy Netradyne’s vision-based driver recognition and fleet safety solution throughout its fleet of vehicles.
Ohio-based Aim Transportation Solutions, a family-owned and operated provider of full-service truck and trailer leasing and commercial truck and trailer rental, has implemented Netradyne’s AI-enabled camera and scoring algorithm Driver•i across its more than 11,000 vehicles.
Aim said in a news release that the use of Driver•i has already resulted in dramatic improvement across every metric, including stop sign compliance, traffic light violations and following distance.
“When we reviewed available solutions in the marketplace, we found nothing else like Netradyne,” said Aim Transportation Vice President of Safety Ron Bourque. “At best, other vendors were providing event frequency tallies as a scorecard. Netradyne makes good behavior the star, and the events captured are inputs for the scoring system, but more importantly, they are the building blocks of improved driving habits.”
Driver•i gives fleet managers a comprehensive view of driver activity through a blend of real-time, positive driving notifications and best practice identification. It provides a balance of positive, supportive comments along with constructive feedback, engaging drivers in balanced interactions that promote productive and collaborative relationships and ultimately safer drivers.
Fleet management company launches online learning hub
Fleet management company Mike Albert Fleet Solutions has launched its Fleet Studies Lab, an online learning hub offering a robust collection of content arranged by categories, including electric vehicles and hybrids; data, telematics and logistics; sustainability; HR and safety; financial matters; transportation as a service and more.
“In today’s highly competitive environment, companies must do everything they can to make their fleets as efficient and effective as possible to positively impact the bottom line,” said Jeff Hart, president of Mike Albert Fleet Solutions. “The Fleet Studies Lab is an excellent compilation of best practices and innovative approaches to help companies take their fleets to the next level.”
Within each course are various classes that each have an informative, solutions-focused article, guide or video with an emphasis on proven methods for lowering fleet costs and improving return on investment.
The Fleet Studies Lab is available to C-suite executives and other fleet decision makers.
Fleetworthy Solutions releases new compliance software
Fleetworthy Solutions has released a new safety and compliance mitigation software.
CPSuite is made up of multiple cloud-based modules that work together to deliver real-time information and actions through customizable dashboards unique for each user, a customized alert/notification system, consoles for people and assets that allows users to interact with their data in real time, and a new visual interface that aims to make compliance easy to track and manage.
The platform also features imbedded work management tools and ACES, Fleetworthy’s automated compliance evaluation system.
“The idea of a modular, cloud-based compliance system that shared the responsibility of safety and compliance between our experts and our customers has always been Fleetworthy’s goal,” said Fleetworthy President and CEO Michael Precia. “CPSuite leverages the perfect balance between our 40-year collection of compliance data, new tablet-first open API technology, and the subject matter experts we have working for us.”
CPSuite is now being offered as the company’s primary compliance risk mitigation system for new customers, and Fleetworthy is working with existing customers to migrate to the new platform.
Parade integrates capacity management platform with 3PL's TMS
Freight broker software provider Parade is integrating its capacity management platform with 3PL Systems’ BrokerWare TMS software to boost carrier reutilization.
“Carrier reutilization can save hundreds of hours of work for our freight broker customer’s staff. When there are similar loads, our TMS gets these rated and booked on a single carrier via Parade’s ability to help us reuse carriers,” said Jeremy Thone, director of marketing for 3PL Systems.
Carrier reutilization is more efficient for freight brokerages and helps them improve relationships with carriers, he said.
Parade Co-founder and CEO Anthony Sutardja said the integration helps brokers book more loads faster and at lower cost.
Parade uses the BrokerWare TMS load history to help brokers build carrier profiles to find the best carriers for a lane and add them to their preferred carrier list.
Better carrier profiles let brokers personalize a list of loads available to each carrier, saving the carrier time and effort. Carriers can easily find and book a load they like. The integration sends the load information back to the TMS.