Technology news and briefs for the week of October 17:
New mobile driver safety application from the CEI Group
The CEI Group (CEI) has launched a new mobile security solution for driver engagement, DriverCare CoPilot, by downloading an app to a driver’s smartphone. Driving trend data is available to managers through a web portal.
Drivers are rated on certain behaviors, including distractions on the phone, speeding, hard acceleration, hard braking, etc. Within minutes of a completed ride, drivers receive scores for overall performance and each behavior measured, and can review their ride on an interactive map. Pilots see where they rank in their team and in the overall fleet. With a DriverCare training supplement, drivers receive remedial training and receive one-on-one coaching when their scores fall below a certain threshold.
The beauty of this solution is how it creates awareness for the driver so that they can manage their risk areas on their own, and that is what they are doing, âsaid Terry Winslow, President of CEI. âThey become aware of the way they behave on the roads and the results are sometimes revealing. They also know that they will be compared to their peers and when that competitive nature kicks in, drivers correct their behaviors for better scores. “
Brian Kinniry, director of product management at CEI, said the technology platform on which DriverCare CoPilot is built is firstly derived from scientific research at MIT, adding that the platform leverages data from billions of people. kilometers recorded, which identified a causal link between certain dangerous driving behaviors and accidents. .
âDriverCare CoPilot’s driver transparency and engagement tools proactively address driver risks. Together with DriverCare Risk Manager, fleets now have a complete picture of risk assessment and a closed-loop solution that supports their crash goals and injury-free safety culture, âsaid Kinniry.
SmartHop launches load reservation application
SmartHop launched its first mobile application, allowing the reservation of loads via smartphone. With the SmartHop app, truckers can find the most optimal and paying loads from their phones without the need to search for loading panels, reducing the time and stress of a workforce already overloaded.
Available on the Apple Store and the Google Play Store, the SmartHop application offers:
- Suggested loads: alerts sent directly to drivers’ phones with suggested loads selected just for them. View load and policy details, or delete them with a click.
- Charging strategy: The Strategy Details option displays a map visualization of a loading strategy with multiple loads that work together to create higher future revenue.
- Load details: All the information that drivers need to know before accepting a load, including if there are multiple pickups or deliveries.
- Load auctions: If the drivers are not satisfied with the price, they have the option of making a new offer. SmartHop will evaluate the driver’s new offer and notify them if it is accepted. Once verified by SmartHop, the driver can accept or reject the load.
- Driver Profile: View miles, RPMs and earnings directly on the driver profile page.
New project44 data stream helps 3PLs find more capacity
project44 has delivered a data-driven solution that it says will increase the transparency of the freight management process by giving 3PLs a real-time snapshot of termination capacity and capacity that was previously hidden.
Cooperative by Project44 has been developed and tested with leading third party logistics providers and operates the world’s largest and most comprehensive network of truck carriers, rrepresenting approximately 150,000 trucks and over 300,000 truck shipments each week. Because project44 knows the time and place of each delivery, they can identify when and where a driver will be available to transport freight and With increased transparency in the freight reservation process now available through Cooperative, carriers can do more business with 3PLs and 3PLs can retain and maximize their trusted truck networks.
âThe heart of our business uses the technology that serves as the connective tissue of industry, and the most accurate logistics data available, to solve colossal supply chain problems that were previously thought to be intractable,â said Jett McCandless. , founder and CEO of project44. . âIt is exciting to co-develop this product with 3PLs and to be the first to bring to market a valuable tool like Cooperative to enable 3PLs and operators to overcome current capacity shortages and better serve their customers. . “
The added transparency helps 3PLs by increasing real-time data and revealing operator performance by lane. Within the cooperative, 3PLs can continue to work with their trusted operators or expand their network to take advantage of thousands of additional operators when needed. When 3PLs opt for Cooperative, they can poll the entire pool to find out when and where termination capacity will be available based on time, location, truck type, and other criteria. The cooperative API responds with additional information such as carrier IDs, carrier names and contact details, as well as the data needed to track the shipment. The project44 machine learning ETA model generates results and responds with this added data. Then, the 3PL identifies the best candidate to meet their needs and contacts the carrier to reserve the capacity. Finally, the newly booked load is sent to project44 for follow-up.
With Cooperative, carriers become visible to an expanded network of shippers and 3PLs, allowing them to book more loads at better rates with fewer empty kilometers.