Kingsgate Logistics Launches Branded Carrier Portal with “Broker Advantage” Trucker Tools

One of the greatest strengths of working with Trucker Tools is … the flexibility to develop digital tools and capabilities that add to the best breed experience for our carriers. Broker Advantage … strengthens our brand and helps our carriers be more efficient, Tom Curee, SVP, Kingsgate

Trucker Tools today announced that Kingsgate Logistics has launched Broker Advantage, a custom suite of Kingsgate-branded digital freight management tools “powered by Trucker Tools” that enables enhanced engagement, support and operational efficiency for the network. Kingsgate qualified truck carriers.

Kingsgate, based in West Chester, Ohio, is a family-owned business that offers a comprehensive portfolio of third-party logistics and transportation management services, including truck, LTL, expedited, intermodal and international shipping, facilitated by highly engaged employees using cutting edge technology. Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Va., Provides real-time shipment visibility, capacity planning, digital freight matching and automated reservation software for freight brokers and small-fleet truck carriers.

“One of the greatest strengths of working with Trucker Tools is that they give us the ability to develop digital tools and capabilities that add to the best experience we want for our carriers,” said Tom Curee, vice -Senior President of Strategy and Innovation at Kingsgate. . “With Broker Advantage, we have been able to take advantage of current Trucker Tools applications and create custom features and functions that complement what we do and continue to elevate and personalize that engagement experience,” explained Curee. “This is an advantage that strengthens our brand, creates value, helps our carriers be more efficient and differentiates Kingsgate as a broker of choice. “

Small truckload fleets of 10 trucks or less, as well as independent owner-operators, account for approximately 90 percent of the capacity of the truckload market. Keeping them engaged, connected and productive with familiar and easy-to-use mobile technology, especially in times of limited capacity, is essential for brokers to ensure reliable and sustainable capacity for shippers, Curee noted.

With Broker Advantage, Kingsgate further streamlines its operations while taking its carrier engagement strategy to the next level, noted Prasad Gollapalli, Founder and CEO of Trucker Tools. “The deployment introduces a custom carrier portal and application, under the Kingsgate label, with all current functionality of digital cargo matching, automated reservation, real-time visibility and carrier relationship management,” a- he noted.

Curee added that the collaboration provided several unique and purpose-built features for Kingsgate. These included an improved load search, a personalized daily load alert, prioritized according to carrier profiles; and a direct link to the Trucker Tools “Book it Now®” application which allows the carrier to accept and confirm a load with one click. The feature makes it easier and more efficient for the carrier to find and select preferred loads, any time of the day as well as on weekends, without having to call the broker.

Other functional enhancements specific to the Kingsgate Broker Advantage deployment include:

  • Shipment tracking enhancements, which eliminated some manual data entry activities previously and improved the richness and latency of in-transit shipment visibility information.
  • Integration with Trucker Tools digital document management, allowing truckers to bill Kingsgate directly in the app and upload documents, speeding up processing and payment.
  • Visibility of truckers into their individual tracking compliance metrics, to ensure carriers understand how they are performing against compliance goals, and deliver consistent and timely tracking data via built-in GPS functionality on their smartphone with all shipments.

Truck suppliers can now choose to engage with Kingsgate through the Broker Advantage branded mobile portal or the industry-leading Trucker Tools mobile driver app, the industry’s most popular independent multi-client app, which is used by some 1.5 million truckers and over 300 third party party logistics companies and freight brokers. The Trucker Tools multifunctional collaboration platform provides a common set of tools, on a single cloud-based portal and a single mobile application, which enables truckers to conduct a full range of transactional activities with multiple brokers.

“Brokerages differentiate themselves by digitizing processes to eliminate unnecessary manual tasks, providing a great engagement experience and presenting themselves as a convenient, supportive and trusted partner for carriers,” said Curee. “We believe the adoption of Broker Advantage sets Kingsgate apart as a true broker of choice, respectful and responsive to the vital role our partner carriers play in providing quality service and giving them the tools they need. to be the best at what they do. . “

About Trucker Tools: Trucker Tools, based in Reston, Va., Is the leading provider of trip planning, shipment visibility, predictive cargo matching and automated reservation solutions for the transportation industry. Its revolutionary Smart Capacity® platform uses precise real-time data and powerful algorithms to optimally match freight by predicting when and where capacity will become available, days in advance. The company’s popular smartphone driver app has been downloaded by more than 1.5 million owner-operators and small-carrier fleets for easy access to information and services on the road. The smartphone app includes Book it Now®, the industry’s first digital load booking app that automates and streamlines the load search and reservation process for drivers and brokers, saving time and money. money. The Trucker Tools load tracking solution is a robust feature of the app that connects drivers to carriers and freight brokers, automating the provision and collection of real-time shipment tracking and eliminating manual control calls. Visit Trucker Tools at http://www.truckertools.com or contact us directly at: [email protected]

About Kingsgate Logistics Services, Inc .: Kingsgate Logistics Services, Inc. is a family-owned, third-party logistics company founded in October 1986 on three core principles: hard work, exemplary service and the highest levels of integrity. Kingsgate provides complete supply chain solutions to a wide variety of customers across North America. For more information on Kingsgate Logistics Services, Inc., visit http://www.kingsgatelogistics.com or call (513) 874-7447.

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