Accellos integrates with Rand McNally

Aug. 22, 2013

Supply chain software provider Accellos recently integrated its Prophesy Dispatch transportation management software (TMS) with Rand McNally’s in-cab mobile fleet management devices in an effort aimed at helping dispatchers and drivers focus more on their jobs and less on the legwork of communicating load information.

According to Bill Ashburn, Accellos’s senior VP, when a dispatcher creates a load, all necessary load data is automatically sent to Rand McNally’s in-cab device, and in turn, all confirmations, arrivals/departures and other updates sent back by the driver are automatically processed by the software. Meanwhile, GPS position tracking allows complete visibility over the fleet, he said.

Jim Rodi, Rand McNally’s senior VP, added that the integration via Rand McNally Connect allows load information to be sent automatically to the drivers in cab device including: origin; address; city; state; destination; goods information including weight, pieces, pallets; scheduled pick up date; and delivery date and time.

It also enables the driver to send and receive items such as: actual arrival time; actual departure time; bill of lading number, actual goods; actual quantities broken down into weight, pallet, pieces, trailer number, and more.

Rodi added that the Accellos software integration includes Rand McNally’s TPC, TND 760, and HD 100 fleet management devices.  

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