Dock411, an industry innovator working to improve the lives and profitability of owner-operators, brokers, fleets and shipper/receivers, announced today that they are partnering with Truckstop.com, leader in freight matching and load board solutions.
Dock411 is a shipper/receiver docking information source for the trucking, transportation and logistics industries. Dock411 collects, curates, and shares data like wait times, local directions, parking, restroom availability, photos, hazards, special procedures, and up to 50 other attributes about shipper locations across North America.
Drivers can use the free mobile app to research their next stop before they leaveand then add their review once they arrive. Shippers use the web app to publish up-to-the-minute information about their facilities to help avoid dock congestion, lost drivers, and long wait times.
“The absence of an industry-wide database of facility information was a problem in the freight community. Dock411 came along and solved that problem,” said Paris Cole, CEO of Truckstop.com. “We’re excited to add Dock411’s data and shipper facility ratings to our suite of products, and for drivers to be able to rate their experiences at shipper facilities. We are looking forward to the benefits they’ll bring customers as we add Dock411’s technology to the Truckstop.com marketplace.”
Dock411’s revolutionary product technology and Truckstop.com’s marketplace will increase optimization hauling and make each and every load more efficient.
“We’ve worked hard to make Dock411 a great tool for the industry by listening to our users.”, stated Dan Serewicz, Co-Founder of Dock411. “We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Truckstop.com to bring our service to a wider audience and about the future integration with the Truckstop.com load board.”
Truckstop.com’s shippers will be able to add facility information in the Dock411 system to create better transparency and help processes run smoothly for themselves and their carriers. By creating a listing on the Dock411 system,Truckstop.com’s shippers can take a quick and affordable next step to being a shipper of choice.
The information provided by Dock411 is also valuable to brokers. The docking information they can provide to carriers will help freight move faster and more efficiently, while also improving the efficiency of their shipper clients.
Future plans involve Truckstop.com integrating Dock411’s data and capabilities right into the load board itself where their innovative solution will bring even more value to its users.
More information and details of the partnership will be released in the upcoming months.
Dock411 provides detailed information about shipper facility locations across North America, including attributes like local directions, restroom availability, lumper fees, hazards and photos, as well as reviews of the dock from other drivers. With Dock411, drivers can communicate with transportation managers, warehouse operators and others that determine how quickly and efficiently they get in and out of eachstop.