Tech shorts: KeepTruckin rebrands, launches automated operations platform

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Technology news and briefs for the week of April 3, 2022:, FreightFriend announce integration partnership, a pricing infrastructure for the truckload spot market, has partnered with truckload procurement company FreightFriend to embed each other’s technology.

The integration combines's buy and sell-side market intelligence and business insights with FreightFriend's carrier relationship management, freight matching and digital execution. It involves both companies pulling data and adding links directly inside their user interfaces to provide real-time market intelligence.

FreightFriend carrier rankings will be embedded into and provide one-click access to routing guide Capacity Guru and Freight Guru, a freight matching intelligence that drives carrier engagement. Likewise, will push its Target Buy and Network Rate data directly into the FreightFriend interface, giving users rates for lanes without toggling between multiple software services.

Transportation Insight Holding Co. launches new app

A new carrier website and mobile application has been introduced on Beon digital logistics platform, giving 80,000 carriers direct access to tools like freight matching and payment options.

Beon digital logistics platform services more than 10,000 shippers in addition to those 80,000 carriers. The new app, called Beon Carrier, replaces the legacy NTGVision portal.

It gives carriers a direct integration point to TI Insight Holding Co.’s 3PL logistics providers Transportation Insight (TI) and Nolan Transportation Group’s digital freight and warehousing networks as well as access to over $15 billion in transportation spend across small-to-mid-sized shippers and Fortune 500 companies.

The goal of Beon Carrier is to help carriers of all sizes gain more control of their assets through more freight, options, intelligence and support.

The app’s features include a load board that allows users to find, bid on and book loads that match their needs; a post-it-now feature that allows carriers to post their truck location and use algorithms in real time to match their capacity with the best available options, at the right price; tender acceptance and negotiation; payment status and around-the-clock support for any payment inquiries as well as new payment options with direct deposit, offering one- and two-day pay for carriers with low fees and flexibility to modify payment terms for individual shipments; and easy uploads of documents or photos for faster processing of shipments and accessorials.

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TI Holding said it has plans for additional features and programs, including improved track and trace within the app and carrier loyalty programs.

KeepTruckin rebrands, launches automated operations platform

A California fleet management company has rebranded to reflect its expanded customer base.

KeepTruckin, which was founded in 2013 with a focus on trucking companies, has been renamed Motive as the company now serves a broader range of industries. The company, in addition to the rebrand, has launched its automated operations platform, which combines IoT hardware and AI-powered applications that automate vehicle and equipment tracking, driver safety, compliance, maintenance, spend management and more.

“Our technology provides businesses with real-time visibility into their operations and enables AI-based automation of key workflows,” said Jai Ranganathan, Motive chief product officer. “By identifying the risks, problems and opportunities companies have and automatically taking actions on behalf of managers, Motive’s applications improve the safety, productivity and profitability of physical operations.”

Motive serves more than 120,000 businesses across a wide range of industries, including trucking and logistics, construction, oil and gas, food and beverage, field service, agriculture, passenger transit and delivery.

Angel Coker Jones is a senior editor of Commercial Carrier Journal, covering the technology, safety and business segments. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and kayaking, horseback riding, foraging for medicinal plants and napping. She also enjoys traveling to new places to try local food, beer and wine. Reach her at [email protected].