Central Freight Lines selects Maven Dispatch for Fleet Management
Modern mobile-cloud software solution to automate fleet operations
By: Central Freight Lines
Maven Dispatch was selected for it's ease-of-use, real-time data, and flexible mobile-cloud architecture that allows existing business systems to remain unchanged. "Maven Machines preserves the vital data amassed by our dispatchers and drivers while streamlining their daily work-flows and adding critical real-time visibility to every step and every mile," said, Richard Fite, VP of Line Haul.
LTL freight has more variables than full truckload and often presents complicated scenarios such as trailer swaps, unscheduled stops, stops at separate docks for a single client, or requires special equipment such as a lift gate. The flexibility of Maven Dispatch to accommodate such diversity directly helps increase accurate invoicing and freight capacity, while reducing communications, mileage, and errors. "We are pleased to support Central Freight Lines' 93 years-young vision for growth and industry leadership in freight technology,"
Maven Dispatch's differentiating driver features include mobile device imaging to capture shipping documents for billing along with automated detention-time calculations and accessorial charges. Such features expedite invoicing and elevate the driver by adding them into the sales process. "Clients noticed the new technology right away. I like how Maven shows my entire day's run and then changes screens automatically when I arrive or depart," said John Hurt, Central Freight driver in Dallas/Fort Worth.
For the dispatchers, 1-Click stop assignments and driver HOS availability increase efficiency while automated reports tailored to groups or terminals help pinpoint opportunities and best practices. Most importantly, Maven Dispatch provides customer access to its real-time data and alerts, granting end-to-end visibility. "Data quality is the key to providing the right information to the right people at the right time," added Mr. Geller.
The entire fleet management system is based on plug-n-play hardware and familiar mobile devices running intuitive software. "Central Freight Lines may be the first trucking company to ever roll-out a sophisticated new system to hundreds of drivers across more than 80 terminals in 45 days with no paper manuals or on-site training. We're proud that from the very start, the environmental impact of running Maven Machines has been very low," said Mari Ellen Borowski, Sustainability Director at Central Freight Lines.
Central Freight Lines, headquartered in Waco, Texas, is a less-than-truckload (LTL) general commodities carrier providing transportation to both emerging businesses and Fortune 500 industry leaders since 1925. The Central Freight Lines network consists of 80 terminals from Miami to Los Angeles throughout the southern portion of the US and is recognized as one of the safest carriers on the road today. www.centralfreight.com
Mari Ellen Borowski
Director of Business/Sustainability Development