General Logistics adds system to capture bill of lading data

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General Logistics Systems (GLS) announced today that it will provide drivers with DDC Sync mobile optical character recognition technology to capture bill of lading data in the cab of the truck. 

The system is provided by DDC FPO. 

"Having instant shipment data with DDC Sync allows us to make better advanced scheduling decisions, often resulting in cutting hours out of our linehaul schedule," says Joe Bartone, COO of GLS-US. "Capturing BOL information with DDC Sync the minute it's in the drivers' hands is a clear example of an innovative tool that is not only good for us but for our customers as well." 

Other data capture products take an image of the freight bill, GLS says, which then needs to be scanned or entered manually, DDC Sync is an Android app that transmits data to the carrier's terminal immediately. This allows for better route, load and workforce decision-making, GLS says. The real-time data also equips carriers with streamlined logistics planning capabilities and expedites accounts receivables. 

DDC Sync can also be used for driver-to-terminal communication, driver incident logging, GPS tracking, visibility and instant alerts, inventory management, secure company news feeds, gamification and rewards programs. 

"Our carrier partners asked us to create a product that would solve their BOL image quality issues, provide immediate visibility to shipment data, and communicate with their drivers in order to provide their customers with best-in-class transportation service," says Chad Crotty, vice president of sales for DDC FPO. "DDC Sync is the resulting product and we're happy an innovative leader and partner like GLS is realizing its benefits." 

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