More in-depth carrier data available through software

Sept. 28, 2012

Accellos has released a carrier qualification and monitoring module for its Prophesy Dispatch transportation management software (TMS). The module, made possible through an integration with SaferWatch Carrier Qualification and Monitoring service, gives transportation brokers using Prophesy Dispatch the ability to retrieve constantly updated data on carriers.

The software also alerts brokers to any compliance issues and maintains a complete record of activity to prove due diligence on the part of the broker in the event of a carrier-related incident.

Carrier master files can be updated automatically with the latest available data from SaferWatch, the company said, simply by entering the carrier’s MC or DOT number. Importable data includes:

  • General location and contact information
  • CSA BASIC scores
  • Safety rating
  • Authority status
  • Whether the carrier has brokerage authority
  • Whether the carrier is in or out of service
  • Number of trucks
  • Insurance info including BIPD, Surety & Trust
  • SaferWatch overall Carrier Risk Indicator (Low, Medium, High) 

SaferWatch pulls data from multiple government agencies including FMCSA, DOT, SMS and AM Best.

According to Accellos, when assigning a carrier to a load, users are able to see status warnings and alerts and, based on configurable settings, either warn or prevent assignment of a carrier that has fallen below acceptable safety standards. Upon assignment of a carrier to a load, Prophesy Dispatch will again check the SaferWatch site in real-time to verify that all safety information is current. When a load is marked en route, the system will check SaferWatch once more for verification of carrier compliance.

Prophesy Dispatch keeps a log of all information and verification dates within the system in the event of an incident.

“Customers benefit by partner integrations that are thought through with the overall objective being ‘value added’ for the customer,” said Mark Draeb, president of SaferWatch. “Accellos diligently works to leverage partnerships for the ultimate benefit of their customers.”

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