Dispatch Crude Then vs. Dispatch Commodity Now
In 2010, Maverick Taylor founded Capital Technology Solutions, LLC. (CTS), and subsequently, Dispatch Crude (DispatchCrude.com or ‘DC’ for short). At the time, the field of crude oil transport was still struggling to go paperless and electronic with their dispatch and ticketing. It was the most complicated problem to solve for several reasons. Many areas in the oil field have limited or no cellular coverage, and there is a fair amount of complex calculation that needs to be completed in the field, when the oil is loaded. Due to this situation, DC was solving the most difficult challenge in the entire bulk transportation space. Many trucking companies were working with software companies who came from the moving and storage portion of dispatch and logistics solutions, as well as other competing start-ups.
DC Retains Driver Order Data
Dispatch Commodity spent most of the early years focused on developing the features and functionality the client needed to improve their bulk transportation field operations. With this mindset, DC continually exceeded the expectations of the solutions developed.
For dispatchers, one of the features was the Driver Reassignment. If a Dispatcher sent a load to a driver and their tablet synced the load to their mobile device, then that load is marked on the server as “received” by the driver. A driver can then go out to a location without cell service and let the DC Driver application apply all the necessary the API calculations to the load.
At the heart of any transportation business is driver dispatch. Making sure as many loads are hauled as possible while maximizing efficiency and minimizing deadhead is the main goal of any dispatch office. Whether it is an owner operator working on the fly as loads are called in, or a large corporation with predetermined loads, making sure product gets from point A to point B as efficiently as possible is a daunting task. Over the years, Dispatch Commodity has worked to make a robust driver dispatch software solution to fit any bulk commodity transportation business.
Centralized Dispatch VS Driver Dispatching
A centralized dispatch would be a set department that is the key point contact for incoming calls or emails from customers and their company drivers. This contact may be requests for orders to be hauled from one location to another, report requests, and ticket copies. The dispatching department may contain a single person on call 24/7, or a team of dispatchers scheduled out for weeks or months in advance. Whatever the case, a well experienced and knowledgeable dispatching team is essential for the operations of many bulk commodity haulers. Dispatch Commodity provides the software solution that focuses on improving the efficiencies of your day-to-day operations.
Trucking Company Reporting Software
With the advent of electronic ticketing in the trucking industry, information and data reporting have become increasingly important. Customers are wanting to have the most up-to-date intel on volumes and load data as soon as it is available. This means trucking companies are having to look for a software solution that provides electronic ticketing, and a means of in depth reporting to give their customers the data they are wanting.
Waste Transportation, Cattle Hauling Companies, Propane and More
Trucking companies have always been vital to the economy and getting goods from place to place in the U.S. This has become increasingly apparent during Covid-19 when most Americans saw rapid fluctuations in supply and demand for various products and at the same time a shortage of truck drivers to get the goods from point to point. While this may be the most obviously visible at the pump and supermarket this truck driver shortage has affected everything from waste transportation to cattle hauling and even propane. Now more than ever as the economy begins to start back up bulk commodity hauling companies need all the help, they can get to make the most out of every truck in their fleets.