McLeod Software releases upgrade for core transportation software products

McLeod Software has just released version 15.1 of its LoadMaster, PowerBroker and LoadMaster LTL products. These releases add a wide variety of new capabilities and functions for McLeod Software users, the company said.

“Especially prominent in these releases are a wide range of improvements for carriers and logistics companies who manage all types of intermodal shipments,” McLeod said. “McLeod’s new master order concept makes it easier to manage transportation orders that might have multiple containers, multiple deliveries, multiple dray moves, and possibly several rail moves all covered within a single customer order.”

According to the company, to facilitate fast and easy communication with drivers, the McLeod LoadMaster and PowerBroker systems can now send messages and information directly via SMS text or email to drivers. Messages can be associated with an order or movement, and can be filtered by driver, date, or the particular user to facilitate finding message history. 

“The LoadMaster LTL Cross Dock Manager now has an even more robust trip details display that has added tendered dates, which helps in the audit of age for each shipment during outbound routing,” the company said. “A new Key Performance Indicators Dashboard has been added to LoadMaster LTL that gives McLeod customers real-time metrics such as order totals, quotes entered, pickups entered, and bills of lading entered as the day progresses.”

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