BlackBerry has partnered with McLeod Software, a Transportation Management System (TMS) provider, delivering enterprise software solutions to the transportation and logistics industry.
As part of the agreement, BlackBerry Radar, which provides monitoring and asset tracking for trailers, intermodal containers, chassis, equipment and railcars will be integrated directly into McLeod’s Loadmaster trucking dispatch management system, to support McLeod customers with actionable real-time information on the status of their assets.
The insights provided to customers will improve asset utilization, reduce empty miles, and optimize personnel productivity. Specifically, the solution can reduce wasted time for drivers searching for trailers, and operations personnel doing manual yard checks.
The integration also introduces notifications when trailers become loaded or empty, or if the trailer doors are opened in unauthorized locations.
“McLeod is pleased to welcome BlackBerry Radar to our certified integration partner network utilizing our latest Mobile Communications API platform,” said Ahmed Ebrahim, VP Partner Alliances at McLeod Software.
“Customers who have chosen BlackBerry Radar, for its reliable asset tracking and monitoring solution, want to know that their selected provider works with their TMS. With this partnership our customers can have confidence that BlackBerry technology will work seamlessly alongside their existing McLeod platform.
Integrated BlackBerry data will enable our customers to be better at load planning, and enable operations teams to see their trailer status and location while they are booking load assignments, all directly within the McLeod platform.”