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February 3, 2017 4:00 PM, EST

FreightRover Launches App-Based Freight Platform

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FreightRover, an Indianapolis-based technology startup, has introduced a mobile application and web portal designed to streamline freight dispatching.

The FreightRover platform, which launched nationally Jan. 31, enables drivers to “self-dispatch” freight that fits their needs while improving communication with shippers and carriers, the company said.

Drivers can use the app to check available loads and better manage their day-to-day operations. When selecting the routes they want to drive, owner-operators can input their pay package information to view the expected net pay of each load.

All FreightRover users can access real-time load tracking information, check rates and appointment times, send messages and receive load status updates through geofencing.

The platform integrates with a shipper, broker or carrier’s transportation management system through an application program interface or electronic data interchange.

The app is available for Apple and Android devices.

“Our goal has been to create an intelligent and adaptable interface that’s able to fit the needs of any driver, carrier or shipper,” said Michael Pecchia, president of FreightRover.

FreightRover said its first live customer is Celadon Trucking, which participated in beta testing of the platform.

“We continuously look for ways to improve upon our operational efficiency and driver retention initiatives,” said Eric Meek, president and chief operating officer of Celadon. “We believe the service FreightRover provides can help us to support our corporate goals through allowing our owner-operators to be more independent and providing more freight options for them.”

Celadon Group, based in Indianapolis, ranks No. 32 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada.