Using the Kiosk functionality within the IntelliTrans Transportation Management System Mobile App, truck drivers entering a facility no longer need to get out of their cabs or wait in line for loading instructions. This improves their safety, speeds up the check-in process, and reduces on-site time by 30 minutes or more, significantly lowering total shipping costs. The entire process is self-service – from arrival at the facility to being called in for loading via text/push notification.
As part of the check-in process (which can only be performed in the IntelliTrans Mobile App when the driver’s GPS coordinates confirm they are on-site), drivers review and acknowledge gate agreements, safety requirements, shipment details, and other information and provide an e-signature, all of which is sent to the customers’ ERP through an API. This supports corporate Audit initiatives and expedites the entire process dramatically.
While use of the Kiosk features of the IntelliTrans TMS Mobile App is convenient for drivers using the app for load assignment, scheduling, and real-time tracking, the Kiosk can also be used inside the gatehouse on a tablet or mounted in a weatherproof enclosure at the gate, allowing drivers to enter information while in their cab without the app.
The IntelliTrans Kiosk also features the following:
- Pictorial instructions, such as PPE requirements while on-site.
- Wireless interface to industrial lighted signage, providing drivers a real-time view of their position in line and instructions to move from waiting areas, eliminating the need for employees to be in the yard around dangerous equipment.
- Direct call-in of drivers from forklift operators using the IntelliTrans TMS Dock Schedule, which updates the signage and notifies drivers through push notifications (when using the app) and text messaging (when using the fixed kiosk).
- Multi-language capability, allowing all facilities use the same standard operating processes.