During the Truckload Carriers Associations (TCA) Annual Conference, DriverTech unveiled DT Mobile, an Android and iOS application for smartphones and tablets that provides drivers with visibility to their hours of service (HOS) information, access to time-sensitive communications from dispatch, specific instructions from customers and more.
The app also streamlines a range of out-of-the cab operations such as completing vehicle inspection reports or capturing critical delivery information.
“With the launch of DT Mobile, DriverTech’s ELD [electronic logging device] platform provides the best of both worlds,” said Mark Haslam, CEO of DriverTech, in a statement. “With our flagship product, the DT4000, fleets maintain the reliability and driver safety benefits of an in-cab fleet management system. With DT Mobile, the driver is free to perform a variety of operations away from the truck while still remaining connected to the fleet and aware of their hours of service information.”
Built natively for Android and iOS, the DT Mobile app can be downloaded by drivers through Google Play or the Apple store. Once installed, drivers gain access to feature such as:
- Hours of Service Anywhere: Regardless of where they are, DT Mobile keeps drivers informed on their HOS information. Synchronized with their DriverTech in-cab ELD, drivers can view all their critical HOS timers and alerts.
- Mobile Workflow and Imaging: Drivers receive detailed trip information and work instructions on their mobile device, enabling them to capture critical information while away from the truck. This feature also enables mobile imaging using the smartphone’s camera to take pictures of documents or damaged goods. The feature connects to DriverTech’s network of transportation management software integrations.
- Two-way Messaging: Extends DriverTech messaging capabilities to outside the cab or at home. Drivers receive and respond to messages on their mobile device. Drivers are alerted when new messages arrive.
- Mobile DVIR (driver vehicle inspection report): This feature ensures drivers thoroughly conduct their pre- and post-trip vehicle inspections by adding tools to document potential issues while they walk around the truck. DT Mobile enables drivers to capture pictures of vehicle or trailer defects and then transmit those directly to maintenance team members.
“Beyond the on-duty efficiency benefits of mobile workflow and DVIR, DT Mobile helps drivers to better manage their valuable off-duty hours,” said Mark Haslam, CEO of DriverTech, in a statement. “DT Mobiles lets drivers view their available hours or get updates from dispatch on where they may be headed next. Having this information at your fingertips lets drivers better coordinate with their families and get the most out of their home time.”