“Where is my truck???”As a member of the FreightPros Truckload Team, this seemingly simple question can cause the biggest issues. Between cell phone dead zones, sleeping drivers, language barriers, and busy dispatchers, getting a location on a truck can be a headache. However, knowing the current location of our trucks is paramount in making sure our freight stays on schedule. As the digital age progresses, one solution that is becoming more prevalent is the use of GPS truck tracking systems. GPS tracking used to be a service that only large, asset-based companies could provide, as it was very expensive. But over the last 5 to 10 years, applications have been popping up that are able to use driver’s cell phones for tracking. This has made GPS tracking a realistic possibility for companies of all sizes. With GPS becoming more common, it is important to understand how it will benefit all parties involved. This includes customers, carriers, and brokers.
Wes Koch is a member of the Full Truckload Team at FreightPros. When he is not booking freight, Wes enjoys almost any sport, traveling and just about anything to do with the outdoors. As a native of far south Austin, Wes could not imagine living anywhere else.