MacroPoint’s Newest Patent Highlights Ongoing Innovation

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Freight tracking software provider is ensuring the integrity and value of its load tracking capabilities

MacroPoint, creators of patented freight tracking software designed to give 3rd party visibility into load status by tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, today announced it has been issued a new patent. The latest United States Patent issued to the company (US 9,070,295) is for MacroPoint’s systems and methods of monitoring the location of freight carried by a vehicle.

“Patents are proof that the technology we are selling is invented and owned by MacroPoint,” said Bennett Adelson, president of MacroPoint. “They give our customers security and peace of mind that the technology they are deploying throughout their business is properly licensed to them from MacroPoint who owns the underlying methods and intellectual property.”

MacroPoint technology is protected by United States Patents for “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Location of a Vehicle” (US 8,330,626) and for “Systems and Methods for Monitoring Location of Freight Carried by a Vehicle” (US 8,604,943). The patents verify the exclusivity of its technology for automated tracking of third party carriers utilizing a variety of mobile communication devices.

Used with a driver’s mobile phone, including flip phones, or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, MacroPoint’s patented location tracking software gives third parties load status and location visibility on their shipments. With MacroPoint, brokers, 3PLs and shippers have real-time location tracking, on-time delivery monitoring, and arrival and departure notifications that enhance the efficiency and profitability of their operations.

About MacroPoint
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, MacroPoint designs freight tracking solutions for shippers, brokers and 3PLs. Founded in 2009, MacroPoint’s patented, automated load tracking software provides load location visibility to third parties. The ‘pay per use’ solution works on any cell phone, not just smart phones, and with existing in-cab ELD/GPS tracking devices to provide real-time location tracking, on-time delivery monitoring, and arrival and departure notifications to third parties. Integrated with a wide range of TMS systems, MacroPoint automates the entire process, eliminating the need for drivers to check in with dispatchers, and for shippers and brokers to check in with carriers. To date, nearly 300,000 drivers supporting thousands of brokers, shippers and trucking companies are MacroPoint enabled. To learn more about MacroPoint’s go-to solution for third party shipment tracking, call 866-960-0328 or visit http://www.macropoint.com.

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