Today, we announced a new technology partnership with Motive (formerly KeepTruckin) to help carriers simplify daily tasks and grow their businesses. We will integrate with Motive’s freight visibility API to access location data for en-route shipments—generated by consenting carriers in our network who use Motive’s Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs)—to provide additional visibility and eliminate the need for additional driver check-in calls. Carriers will have total control and must consent for their data to be shared between Motive and Convoy.
We developed this partnership to supplement our industry leading mobile app that tracks the location of loads when carriers turn on location services to track progress towards an on-time delivery. However, if the carrier’s mobile phone loses battery or if they enter an area with poor cell reception, GPS is unable to send precise location information to our platform, which requires us to check-in with the carrier to confirm the estimated arrival time.
The integration with Motive’s freight visibility API will provide a secondary location proof point to augment our shipment tracking capabilities, using data from the carrier’s Motive ELD. As a result, carriers in our network who consent to share Motive data with us will benefit from an additional layer of location tracking—eradicating check-in calls, and gaining the ability to manage their profile easily through the Motive platform.
This partnership also lowers critical business costs for carriers in our network by offering a 15% discount on Motive’s ELDs, cameras and other fleet management technology. Motive’s Electronic Logbook App and ELD system are the highest rated on Android and iOS, and have more than half a million users nationwide. Carriers can use the newly offered discount to save up to $1,000 per year on each truck in their fleet.
We are excited to kick off a strategic, multifaceted partnership with a fellow industry leader in Motive, starting with the integration of their freight visibility API and offering discounts on critical fleet management products. Ensuring carriers in our network have access to high-quality ELD devices and powerful fleet management tools at reasonable pricing is core to our commitment to help carriers earn more with less hassle.
Carriers can access the exclusive discount here.