CLEVELAND, OH (PRWEB) October 29, 2015
MacroPoint, creators of patented freight tracking software designed to give visibility into load status by tracking the location of a driver’s mobile phone or existing in-cab ELD/GPS devices, today announced that TTS, LLC, a third-party provider of transportation and logistics management services out of Mt. Pleasant, MI, is using its solution to deliver enhanced reliability and peace of mind to its customers.
“MacroPoint is enabling TTS to set a new standard in third-party logistics transparency through real-time reporting of load location, a gap that persists today in the highly competitive fresh food transportation market,” said Brandon Bandlow, vice president of TTS Logistics. “This automated, streamlined process directly translates into more efficiency and profitability for customers who can count on real-time information to drive inventory management strategies. MacroPoint provides an incredible return on investment for TTS and the customers that entrust their freight to us.”
TTS, LLC provides third-party transportation and logistics management services for haulers of fresh food products through a national network of carriers. TTS is now providing MacroPoint to its entire customer base at no added cost.
“We want the availability of MacroPoint to have a powerful effect,” Bandlow added, “this technology could easily be used to track every shipment on the road weekly as our customers are introduced to it. We want this capability to be an added benefit to our customers and provide peace of mind. This is a powerful tool when it comes to transparency for our clients in the fresh food industry.”
An initial user of MacroPoint at TTS is Mastronardi Produce, a leading greenhouse vegetable company in North America. The Kingsville, Ontario-based producer of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers brokers loads through TTS to haul its product from company-owned farms in Mexico and through facilities in Michigan, Florida and California. MacroPoint is tracking numerous loads for the company, and expects that number to increase by as much as 4x by winter.
“Transportation efficiency is critical to us because we ship a highly perishable product,” said Samantha Gagnon, customs/transportation coordinator at Mastronardi Produce. “Since TTS introduced MacroPoint to us we can automatically pinpoint exactly where every truck is located at any time interval. MacroPoint makes it much easier for us to make sure our loads are on schedule.”
“Brokers like TTS that enable MacroPoint have the ability to capture tracking data, update maps and access load histories in a single portal,” said Glynn Spangenberg, senior vice president/general manager of MacroPoint. “Our cost effective load tracking solution gives them the visibility, on-time delivery monitoring, and arrival and departure notifications that enhance the service they provide to their customers.”
Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, MacroPoint designs freight tracking solutions for shippers, brokers and 3PLs. Founded in 2011, 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 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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