GREEN BAY, Wis. — Everyone is finding innovative ways to make mobile devices work harder to increase performance and productivity in their businesses.
Recognizing the power of mobile, Schneider, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, has created Accelerate, an optional mobile app designed for owner-operators who want to maximize the efficiency and profitability of their businesses.
Since its launch last year, owner-operators who lease their businesses with Schneider have found the app invaluable, according to Shaleen Devgun, executive vice president and chief information officers at Schneider.
Accelerate provides numerous features on mobile devices, including:
- Load Board. This feature enables owner-operators and fleet owners to pick their own freight from Schneider’s large freight base, manage their freight and plan tours to maximize revenue.
- Find My Trailer. Time is money. Leveraging Schneider’s network of approximately 38,000 GPS-connected trailers, the Find My Trailer feature maps the location of the closest available trailer with pinpoint accuracy. This saves a significant amount of time for owner-operators locating a trailer.
- Settlement Statement. This feature provides owner-operators with access to, and a clear view of, mileage and accessorials, plus the percentage of revenue associated with each load.
- Selected Load Detail. Information on selected loads is at the owner-operators’ fingertips, including pickup and drop information, appointment times, references, commodities and rates.
Owner-operators are reminded to run safe businesses by always logging out of the app and turning off their phones before getting behind the wheel.
“Accelerate provides owner-operators with mobile access to our industry-leading Quest platform,” Devgun said. executive vice president and chief information officer at Schneider. “The features in this release allow owner-operators to maximize revenue while enabling freedom to manage their businesses using a mobile app that promotes safety, our number-one core value. Ultimately, Accelerate enhances their overall business relationship with Schneider.”
The app is currently available for download in the Google Play store for Android users and Apple App Store for iPhone and iPad users. Schneider will continue to add new features and functionalities, expanding the breadth of resources that Accelerate offers inside and outside the cab.
Owner-operators looking to lease their businesses with a company that fosters the use of easy-to-use technology to help make their work more efficient should visit www.schneiderowneroperators.com.
Watch a short video that shows the app’s features and services for owner-operators at https://youtube/fMxmHHwn5Ng.
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