Bestrane Group is please to announce the availability of Truck Tracker for the iPhone. Truck Tracker allows carriers to GPS track vehicles simply with the use of a drivers iPhone device. GPS data gathered from the iPhone is communicated over the phones data connection to the Descartes wGLN, and made available to Descartes On Demand Route Planner and Dispatch service.
“This represents an important development in the commercial use of iPhone devices within the logistics community” say Mr David Sanders, General Manager of Bestrane.
Subscribers to On Demand services through Bestrane will be able to download Truck Tracker and immediately begin tracking their vehicles. Not only will this provide visibility of where the vehicles are, but when combined with On Demand Route Planner, carriers will be able to create optimised delivery plans, and generate “arrive” and “depart” messages giving Plan vs. Actual capabilities… simply through use of Truck Tracker on iPhone.
Truck Tracker runs in the background on the drivers iPhone, gathering GPS and sending messages to the Descartes wGLN, without any driver interaction.
Bestrane intends to produce further editions of Truck Tracker which build on this first App, including full driver interaction for event updates, such as Arrived, Delivered, Departed, Delayed etc… plus full field data collection.