BigRoad Freight, an offering from BigRoad (a Fleet Complete company) has launched new features that give drivers access to personalized load boards, load searching and truck posting within the BigRoad app.
“We’ve been analyzing very closely what long-haul drivers really need, and what we can do to make booking freight as quick and easy as possible,” said Grant Cleland, director of Sales at BigRoad. “We believe our new tailored load-matching platform does that better than any other we’ve seen.”
BigRoad’s in-app load-matching function combines vehicle data and artificial-intelligence learning that hones in on hours-of-service metrics. The new BigRoad Freight load board is a curated list of top 10 loads, personalized to each driver and based on their unique criteria, including vehicle type, weight and hours-of-service availability.
“We know drivers are busy, and we’re sensitive to that,” Cleland said. “Now, they can tell us the next time they will be empty, and we’ll search shipments for them beforehand to help ensure their trips are always profitable. Our service puts in the work, so that the drivers don’t have to.”
Dubbed BigRoad Freight 2.0, the new service will be launched directly from the BigRoad app. Beyond the ability to search loads, post availability and view a curated list of loads, BigRoad Freight is committed to getting drivers paid early and bid on shipments, according to the company.
“We find that there are few solutions in the market today that truly empower the driver. That’s what we wanted this to be about,” said Tony Lourakis, CEO of Fleet Complete. “Negotiating, getting paid and finding freight need to be a couple of taps away. This is the future of freight. We want to create simplicity, improve speed and asset utilization, and establish transparency in shipper-carrier relations to benefit all parties involved – particularly the drivers.”