Smart Capacity is a cloud-based software platform that connects drivers, fleets, freight brokers and logistics providers in a single confidential network. It has workflows and tools that accelerate the process of finding and securing truck capacity, the company says.
The platform uses real-time data and algorithms to predict when and where capacity becomes available, days in advance, for the customer’s network of carriers, and then optimally matches loads with carriers.
“Be it reverse logistics, same-day delivery, mobility or beyond, meeting the expectations of today’s consumers means tapping into the technologies of the automated and connected supply chain of the future,” said Kevin Pasternack, HighJump’s vice president of sales–transportation. “Our integration of Prophesy Dispatch with Smart Capacity exemplifies this, increasing the accuracy and timeliness of data while saving money for our customers.”
The Smart Capacity application creates a real-time, visual map of all available trucks, and all available loads in a selected geography. Its algorithms and business rules rank and suggest to the broker the optimal match of truck to load. The broker evaluates the options and clicks on a selection to match the load and truck. Once accepted by the driver, the system confirms for the broker.
The visual map presents to the broker trucks that are available today and those projected to be available days into the future to support better planning and optimization of capacity resources.
The system communicates with drivers via the free Trucker Tools mobile driver app — which has been downloaded by more than 500,000 drivers — and uses the GPS functionality of their smart phones for real-time precise location data.
“We’re pleased to welcome HighJump as an integrated partner with our Smart Capacity platform,” said Prasad Gollapalli, founder and CEO of Trucker Tools. “Together we’re enabling the broker community to benefit from advanced technology that saves them time, enhances their knowledge and skills and streamlines the freight-matching process, ultimately delivering a better service experience for the shipper.”