May 2015

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46 COMMERCIAL CARRIER JOURNAL | MAY 2015 technology carriers onboard faster and with confidence that the insur- ance information they receive is accurate and up to date. t %SJWFXZ[FTPreClearbypass service now is available in South Dakota and Louisiana, making the mobile-based weigh station and inspection site bypass service available at 567 locations in 35 states. t *OUFSOFU5SVDLTUPQan online freight-matching service, rebranded itself as Truckstop. com and introduced a new logo. Internet Truckstop Group will become the umbrella brand for, uDrove, Real Time Freight, ITS Financial Services, D&S Factors and Roady's Truck Stops. t 1FPQMF/FU and Drivewyze announced that J.B. Hunt Transport Services (CCJ Top 250, No. 6) selected Drivewyze to deliver weigh station bypass services through the Lowell, Ark.-based fleet's in- cab PeopleNet platforms. The integration of the two tech - nologies allows for hands-free delivery of the weigh station bypass service. t "-,a provider of geologistics systems and navigation soft - ware, announced that Trans- port America (CCJ Top 250, No. 73) implemented its ALK Maps platform with Weather Alerts, a module that allows the Eagan, Minn.-based fleet to curate potentially hazardous weather events by inform - ing planners and drivers of weather alerts and identifying future undispatched loads and projected routes that also might be affected to maximize fleet efficiency and safety. t 4QJSFPOa provider of mobile resource management and business intelligence systems, announced that Watkins & Shepard (CCJ Top 250, No. 110), a Missoula, Mo.-based truckload and less-than- truckload carrier, selected its Continued on page 48 */BRIEF P egasus TransTech announced the integration of Transflo On- Demand functionality for Transflo Mobile+, allowing drivers to both send and receive documents with carriers using the app. Documents sent through Transflo OnDemand will be visible within Transflo Mobile+. Transflo OnDemand is designed to allow carriers, brokers and driv- ers to transmit documents anywhere. By using Transflo OnDemand kiosks located nationwide, drivers are able to print these documents. "We are excited to offer our customers and drivers the combined benefits of both programs in a single interface," said Frank Adelman, president and chief executive officer of Pegasus TransTech. "Carriers and drivers will be able to stay better connected with the combination of these products and will experience a more streamlined process." The company said the integration within the Transflo Mobile+ application extends the reach of Transflo OnDemand, as drivers also will be able to email documents and print them from any printer. Carriers use Transflo OnDemand to transmit an array of documents for safety, insurance, permits, human resources, border crossing and customs. The Transflo Mobile+ upgrade is available for free download on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store for the Android platform. – Aaron Huff M ercuryGate International, a provider of transportation management software, an- nounced an integration partnership with Bam Worldwide whereby shared brokerage clients gain "one-click" access to working capital, helping small and mid-size brokers handle cash flow imbalances caused by paying carriers for loads before shipper customers pay on invoices. MercuryGate said with the new integration, its brokerage clients can receive funds instantly at the transaction level in their TMS environment. "We are excited about the opportunities this gives our customers as they grow their businesses and increase their margins," said Monica Wooden, chief executive officer of MercuryGate. Both the MercuryGate TMS and Bam Worldwide lend- ing platform are available to brokers with no upfront cost. Through Web service integration, MercuryGate TMS pres- ents users a "Request Funding" option when processing an order. When the carrier submits delivery documents, the payment process is triggered automatically through the Bam Worldwide platform. "More brokers are searching for the right TMS technology and financing solutions to handle increased shipper demands," said Todd Ehrlich, president and CEO of Bam Worldwide. MercuryGate and Bam Worldwide said clients will benefit from the increased efficiency in payment processing and can reallocate resources to generate new revenue, while brokerage cli- ents also can improve credit scores and increase margins since carriers are willing to soften their rates in exchange for fast reliable payment. Brokers pay a one-time fee for each transaction with interest charged only for the number of days that funds are outstanding. Bam does not require personal guarantees or take control of collections. – Aaron Huff Transflo Mobile+ app document options expanded MercuryGate, Bam team for 'one-click' funding Drivers can both send and receive documents with carriers using Pegasus TransTech's Transflo Mobile+ app with Transflo OnDe- mand functionality. MercuryGate said that with Bam World- wide, its brokerage clients can receive funds instantly at the transaction level in their TMS environment.

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