The Port of Oakland has introduced a pair of smartphone applications for use by harbor truckers.
The apps, DrayQ and DrayLink, calculate anticipated trucker turn times at marine terminals. Employing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS technology, they inform drivers how long they will wait to enter terminal gates, and how long their transactions will take. In the process, they give shippers a view of the location and productivity of the drivers under hire.
The port retained Reston, Va.-based Leidos to license, deploy and maintain the apps. It worked with the company to expand a wireless network throughout the port, to more closely connect drayage truckers with marine terminal operators, cargo owners and other involved parties.
DrayQ users will be able to log in to the app to view terminal wait times on their phones. DrayLink will connect harbor truckers with shippers and companies that dispatch drivers, providing validated wait-time reports for truckers that register to use the service.
By Supply Chain Brain | April 20, 2016 | Port of Oakland
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