Technology news and briefs for the week of Aug. 28, 2022:
Trailer Bridge now available on MasterMind platform
Full-service logistics provider Trailer Bridge Inc. has partnered with Mastery Logistics Systems to consolidate its technologies and service offerings to the MasterMind TMS platform to increase visibility into customers’ freight movement and efficiency in its operations.
Trailer Bridge pushed out the new software to its 12 logistics branches across the U.S. and is currently working with Mastery to further develop the platform for its ocean business, targeting a late 2023 launch.
The new technology is part of the company's overall growth goals as it works to expand services to better serve today's shipper.
Trailer Bridge recently expanded its logistics operations, opening additional offices in the Western U.S. and rapidly growing its team of logistics experts. It also added an international division solely focused on handling the movement of freight around the world as well as teams focused on intermodal movements and less-than-truckload freight.
Swyft now available on EasyPost
Multi-carrier shipping API provider EasyPost now offers scalable, last-mile delivery solutions from Swyft to shippers in major cities across the U.S. and Canada on its platform.
Swyft offers customers next-day shipping, competitive pricing and easy integration with a 98% on-time delivery rate across its network of professional couriers.
“Swyft provides shippers with a real solution to meet rising customer expectations, and we are thrilled to add them to our growing list of expert carriers,” said Richard Metzler, EasyPost vice president of carrier partnerships. “They will be a great asset to our customers who need reliable and affordable next-day delivery.”
GroundCloud launches advanced CSP manager platform
SaaS-based logistics software company GroundCloud has launched a more advanced version of its flagship CSP manager platform called GroundCloud Pro designed to help final-mile delivery contractors optimize and automate their operations to improve their bottom lines.
The advanced version offers optimization analytics, payroll automation, detailed vehicle maintenance, asset tracking and additional new modules to help drive efficiency and profitability.
Its RouteStats module provides dashboards for contractors to quickly understand the state of their business operations and identify areas of operating inefficiency and helps owners avoid over or under scheduling of assets and labor.
It also helps delivery contractors simplify their payroll with automated timekeeping and payroll reports in which users can create custom payment structures for their teams that can be sent directly to their payroll processor, eliminating manual spreadsheets and payroll consultant fees. Payroll automation, enhanced vehicle and maintenance tracking, fleet-wide messaging, timekeeping and scheduling are all integrated in one portal, reducing time wasted hopping between apps and paying different vendors.
GroundCloud’s goal is to make users a profit of $5 for each dollar spent on GroundCloud Pro. The company is offering a free trial to new and current users through 2023.
Platform Science adds new financial executives
Platform Science, a connected vehicle platform that makes it easier for fleets to develop, deploy, and manage mobile devices and applications, has made multiple additions to its executive management team.
Greg Ivancich has joined the company as chief financial officer and Gerald Choung as chief revenue officer.
These additions are part of the company’s growth strategy as it onboards more fleet customers across the country.
Ivancich came to Platform Science from private investment firm Saban Capital Group, where he served as CFO, and Choung was previously chief revenue officer of ActiveState, a SaaS company that provides secure open-source language solutions for enterprise customers.
These appointments follow the recent additions of Chas Wurster as chief technology officer, overseeing all aspects of product development, engineering and IT, and Heather Ramírez as chief people officer, responsible for leading the people operations, recruiting and office management teams.