Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, today announced customized enhancements to McLeod’s LoadMaster® LTL enterprise dispatch and operations system to improve driver workflow. Building on Qualcomm’s Driver Workflow application framework, McLeod extended the capabilities of its LoadMaster LTL enterprise dispatch and operations system to empower less-than-truckload (LTL) fleets to work more efficiently with access to timely driver updates and automated dispatch information.
Qualcomm’s Driver Workflow application (previously called Circle of Service Workflow) helps deliver the right information to the right driver at the right time. The application integrates near real-time data with fleet management software and automates many driver functions. Additionally, intuitive in-cab and front office interfaces help reduce driver training time, increase fleet visibility and improve regulatory compliance. Building a bridge between the driver and office operations, the new collaboration with McLeod’s system further automates dispatch information to improve the efficiency of both drivers and dispatchers.
McLeod’s LoadMaster LTL system is a complete business solution for transportation companies operating in the LTL sector. The core functionality focuses on local pickup and delivery activities, while simultaneously managing line haul operations among multiple terminals. Customers also benefit from an intuitive drag and drop interface for routing, robust Web interface and consistently accurate ratings. The system helps carriers accelerate cross-dock and trailer capacity management processes. Data collection and communications are tightly integrated at the truck level, as well as with forklifts with mounted or handheld devices on the dock, dramatically reducing errors.
“The integration of our Driver Workflow application with McLeod’s LoadMaster LTL system adds to the more than 25 existing Qualcomm-McLeod integrations, enhancing the overall fleet management capabilities of our shared customers,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Fleets that leverage this joint solution—and their customers—will benefit from a number of improvements that increase productivity of both drivers and dispatchers.”
Developed specifically to meet the unique requirements of LTL fleets, this combined solution can improve the driver experience, as it provides a user-friendly, in-cab application for completing a step-by-step process for trip stop, arrival and departure tasks, delivering more accurate information to the dispatch system. It also eliminates the need for macros and text messaging, presenting trip information in a clear, concise format with structured reminders of processes at each stop.
“McLeod LoadMaster LTL is an end-to-end operations management solution that provides customers with optimized fleet management capabilities. By collaborating with Qualcomm, we’re pleased to offer further value to our customers through improved customer service and asset utilization,” says Tom McLeod, chief executive officer and founder of McLeod Software.
More information on the integrated offering will be available in the Qualcomm booth at the McLeod Users’ Conference, Sept. 16-18, in Birmingham, Ala.
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About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation, brokerage, 3PL and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies in all areas while reducing costs. McLeod Software’s integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the McLeod Freight Management Solutions product line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves truckload and LTL carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers throughout North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated fleet management applications, services and platforms to transportation and logistics companies around the world for nearly 25 years. As the most experienced provider in the industry, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers end-to-end solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance, fuel management, mobile asset management, operational efficiency and customer service. It tailors fleet management solutions to meet the needs of for-hire and private fleet operations of all sizes and with needs ranging from basic compliance management to the most sophisticated business intelligence. As a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is uniquely positioned among telematics solutions providers to innovate fleet management solutions that benefit from Qualcomm’s deep knowledge of mobile wireless technology and solutions. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has established an unrivaled track record of customer service that extends long past the initial sale. For more information, please visit Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website, “Qualcomm Road Ahead” blog and YouTube Channel: Driving Ahead.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.