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Trucker Tools integrates freight matching tech with MercuryGate TMS

Load Tracking and Freight Matching MapTrucker Tools, provider of a driver smartphone app, load tracking and freight matching technology, has integrated its Smart Capacity platform with the MercuryGate Transportation Management Software (TMS).

Smart Capacity is a freight matching platform used by third-party logistics providers (3PLs) and carriers. Its freight matching capabilities are more advanced than the current load boards and freight marketplaces in the transportation industry, the company says.

“Our company is committed to the development of advanced technology solutions that assist clients with every aspect of transportation management,” said Monica B. Wooden, chief executive officer and co-founder, MercuryGate International, Inc. “We are pleased to support Trucker Tools and its Smart Capacity platform to enhance the visibility and efficiency of the freight matching process.”

The web-based Smart Capacity platform uses real-time data and algorithms to predict when and where capacity will become available, days in advance, for 3PLs and their network of carriers.

“The freight matching process of Smart Capacity does not alter existing business practices or relationships among shippers, 3PLs and carriers. Rather, it enhances them by making freight transactions faster, smoother and more efficient,” said Prasad Gollapalli, founder and chief executive of Trucker Tools. “Perhaps more importantly, the technology gives small and mid-size 3PLs a way to aggressively grow their market share against much larger competitors and Silicon Valley startups like Uber Freight.”

The integration with MercuryGate TMS gives broker and 3PL users visibility of real-time capacity from trusted carriers through the Smart Capacity web portal. Once loads are tendered to carriers, the integrated Load Track platform, also from Trucker Tools, provides users of the cloud-based MercuryGate TMS with continuous shipment visibility, instant driver messaging and proof-of-delivery image capture.

Both the Smart Capacity and Load Track platforms utilize the Trucker Tools smartphone app, which has been downloaded by about 500,000 owner-operators and small carrier drivers. Trucker Tools went to great lengths to ensure data privacy and protection for Smart Capacity users, Gollapalli said. Logistics providers share visibility of loads only to trusted carriers in their networks.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.