CLEVELAND, OH: MacroPoint, designer of freight tracking software merged with Arcline (2000) a transportation management software provider for freight brokers and truck companies. This collaboration will help to control freight movement providing third party visibility into load status by tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone, electronic logging devices or GPS devices.
“MacroPoint provides our freight broker customers with a complete load tracking solution that reduces the amount of phone calls needed to manage freight movements,” says Michelle Dirracolo, president of Arcline (2000). “Real time updates are seamlessly sent to our ArcTrac Internet shipment tracking and Mobile App.”
Installed over driver’s phone, including flip phones and in-cab GPS devices, MacroPoint helps brokers and third party logistics providers to have real-time location tracking, on-time delivery monitoring, arrival and departure notification that enhance the operations.
Transportation management software (TMS) serves as a logistics hub in a collaborative network of shippers, carriers and customers. The business value of a fully deployed TMS helps in achieving improved accountability with visibility into transportation chain and greater flexibility in making delivery plans. It also reduces costs through better route planning, load optimization and mode selection.
“The combined capabilities will allow freight brokerage customers to track shipments in real time while reducing the amount of phone calls needed to effectively manage freight movements,” says Glynn Spangenberg, senior vice president/general manager, MacroPoint.