A pilot program of an app called DrayQ at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., was unsuccessful and the Northwest Seaport Alliance will scrap the experiment.
DrayQ, which has been successful at the Port of Oakland, provides truck drivers real-time information about wait times to complete business at terminals using a crowdsourcing model.
In the case of the two major Washington ports, the authority said it didn’t work as well as anticipated and the information was not accurate enough.
“Even after adding more Bluetooth readers to capture more data and enhancing the system, only 10% of truck drivers used the technology. Low adoption rates made the data less reliable. We will continue to seek innovative ways that technology can help us speed our operations, save our customers time and money and reduce port-related emissions,” the alliance wrote in a statement.