Unless you’re a new driver, you’ve probably been asked by a broker to be tracked while hauling a load. Is this an invasion of your privacy or simply a normal business practice when you’re entrusted with potentially thousand of dollars worth of merchandise.
In this video, you’ll hear from experienced drivers who share how they feel about being tracked — and from brokers who explain why tracking is necessary.
In this video, you’ll hear from:
- Sammy Lloyd, host of the MakeCents YouTube channel, says he’d rather be tracked than receive multiple phone calls throughout the day.
- Freight broker Duffy Epstein of Topflight Transportation explains that he trusts the drivers he works with, but more and more of his customers are starting to require tracking.
- Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking doesn’t like getting phone calls and texts, plus, she has heard that brokers often give drivers a higher rating for reliability if they use tracking.
- Freight broker Bailey Dillenburg of T-Brothers Logistics relates that her employer doesn’t track loads because they want to; rather, it’s because their customers request it.
- Everett Madison of Trucking Inside maintains that it’s just a good business practice to let brokers track their loads.
- Freight Broker Josh Haslage of United Transporation Services states that many of his customers now expect to know where their loads are at all times.
To learn more about DAT’s load tracking app, visit the DAT OnTime webpage.