Freight exchange network operator TransCore has introduced what it calls a “multi-channel” communications service for truckers. Called TruckersEdge, the subscription-fee system offers voice, fax and Internet communication business management tools designed for small fleets and their business partners who supply freight.
TruckersEdge integrates TransCore's load-planning services, powered by the DAT Services freight-exchange network, with the Viastar fuel and cash-management system, which includes regulatory and driver-compliance services.
Many small carriers have difficulty accessing the Internet-only tools currently available, according to the company. “With TruckersEdge, we've solved this problem by providing a voice, truckstop-kiosk and Web-accessible business partner for small fleets and the brokers looking to do business with them,” says Marc Cameron, TransCore's COO.