Blue Grace Trucker Tools

BlueGrace Logistics integrates Trucker Tools platform

Aug. 9, 2021
The third-party logistics provider has added the Book-It-Now app to further streamline transactions for owner-operators and the small-fleet truckload community.

BlueGrace Logistics has expanded its collaboration with Trucker Tools by adding the Book-It-Now one-click booking app to the suite of tools available to independent owner-operators and truckload fleets.

According to Trucker Tools, Book-It-Now is part of the Trucker Tools Mobile Driver App, connecting truckers with third-party logistics (3PL) providers on a digital platform that simplifies the process of finding and securing truckload shipments, presenting to dispatchers and owner-operators, on their smartphone or tablet, real-time available loads with pricing and enables one-click load acceptance and confirmation.

“As we looked at developing more carrier tools, we wanted to lean into a tech provider that had the same vision that our carrier base was already familiar with,” Mark Ford, BlueGrace COO, noted. “Ultimately, our long-term relationship with Trucker Tools, the alignment of our product road maps, and the opportunity to quickly bring to market a convenient and efficient feature in high demand by truckers sealed the decision.”

BlueGrace previously integrated Trucker Tools' real-time shipment visibility and predictive freight-matching apps, with the goal to enhance shipment in-transit information and capacity management with carriers. The company recently went live with Book-It-Now, which aims to provide truckers with an automated one-click load booking and confirmation.

“It’s all about providing that frictionless experience for the driver and carrier and making it as easy as possible to do business with BlueGrace,” Ford emphasized.

The booking app “improves the driver experience and provides a convenient way to get our freight directly in front of our carriers, updating the information as the day goes on,” Ford noted. He added that it also enables carriers to select and book loads available not just today but in advance, aligned with where they want to run in the future.

“They’re not waiting until they are empty; they can select and book pick-ups two to three days out as a self-service on their smartphone, with one click without the need to talk with someone,” Ford stated. He added the ability of drivers to access Book-It-Now available loads 24/7 as being a significant benefit since you can post upcoming loads in Book-It-Now on a Friday, for example, and have carriers book automatically over the weekend, which helps minimize typical Monday capacity issues.

Ultimately the digital freight management tools reduce wasted downtime and enable truckers to handle more loads per month, maximizing utilization, revenue, and sustainable profits.

“BlueGrace is responding to its carrier community and their desire for easy-to-use digital tools that simplify how they work, save them time, and help them build a sustainably profitable business,” Prasad Gollapalli, founder and chief executive of Trucker Tools, said. “We’re excited to expand our collaboration with BlueGrace and help them advance their journey toward increasing carrier engagement, productivity, and loyalty.”

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