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Celadon designs 2 web apps for driver ease


Monday, January 5, 2015
To ensure driver safety, the Celadon MLA application can only be accessed when the truck is not in motion. (Courtesy: CELADON TRUCKING SERVICES)
To ensure driver safety, the Celadon MLA application can only be accessed when the truck is not in motion. (Courtesy: CELADON TRUCKING SERVICES)

INDIANAPOLIS – Celadon Trucking Services has developed two web applications to simplify the lives of the members of its driving fleet.

Both the Driver Web portal and Mobile Load Assignment tool have been introduced and well received by the Celadon fleet of company drivers, according to CEO and President Paul Will.

Celadon officials called the Mobile Load Assignment (MLA) a time-saving tool designed to allow drivers to check load assignments while away from their cab and the in-cab communication system.

Celadon drivers now are able to receive and accept loads while they are parked, on break at a truck stop or even at home.

Load assignments are sent directly to mobile devices via a text or email.  However, to ensure the safety of Celadon drivers, the MLA application can only be accessed when the truck is not in motion.

“We value our partners on the road and mobile load assignment is one tool that allows our drivers freedom to utilize their personal time away from the truck and not miss out on load opportunities,” said Chad Hoffman, vice president of refrigerated and intermodal.  “This technology was created specifically with the driver in mind.”

The Driver Web portal provides easy access to important information that is continually accessed by drivers such as payroll settlement sheets.

It allows the Celadon payroll team to communicate weekly with the Celadon driver fleet.  Additionally, it offers drivers the ability to see the revenues associated with each trip and a summary of income and expenses for the year.  The Driver Web portal also contains a document library and other information routinely accessed by drivers.

“The Driver Portal has proved to be a real convenience for our drivers,” said Matt Douglass, vice president of operations.  “We have introduced it to our company driver fleet and are now in the process of rolling it out to our owner-operator drivers.”

Celadon is presently evaluating the feasibility of expanding both offerings to the Canadian market.  They are also exploring a number of other web applications and IT-related initiatives to improve the work life of drivers.

“One of Celadon hallmarks has always been our focus on drivers,” Will said. "Whether it’s our concern for their safety or providing for their convenience, we want to ensure we are doing everything possible to help our fleet of drivers.”

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