Technology news and briefs for the week of Jan. 29, 2023:
Global shipper General Logistics Systems (GLS) is now providing all drivers who have the DDC Sync mobile app with optical character recognition (OCR) technology to instantly capture bill of lading (BOL) data in the cab of the truck.
The intuitive data capture system is provided by DDC FPO, a global provider of front and back-office outsourcing services for the transportation and logistics industries.
Unlike other BOL data capture products that simply take an image of the freight bill, which then needs to be scanned or entered manually for recordkeeping, DDC Sync is a native Android app that transmits the data to the carrier’s terminal immediately.
By allowing for better route, load and workforce decision-making with DDC Sync, GLS will no longer need to wait until the driver arrives at the destination to get important shipment information. Additionally, the real-time visibility in DDC Sync equips carriers with streamlined logistics planning capabilities while also expediting accounts receivables processing.
In addition to providing smart, mobile OCR for freight data, DDC Sync can be used for direct driver-to-terminal communication; driver incident logging; GPS tracking for more efficient routing and forecasting; real-time visibility and instant alerts; BOL inventory management for timely payment authorizations; secure company news feeds; and gamification and rewards programs.