The new tool provides a layer of integration between chassis providers and the terminal operating system (TOS) employed by terminal operators. As a driver checks in and before the chassis exits the terminal, the system ensures that the motor unit is authorised to use the chassis.
If the unit is not authorised, eModal’s system alerts the TOS, thereby preventing unauthorised chassis usage. It system easily integrates with chassis providers and TOS platforms utilising a modern Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) approach. Supported TOS platforms include Tideworks, Navis and Depot Systems.
“As the lines move away from providing chassis, point-of-sale authorisation becomes essential. Our solution provides a cost-effective way to ensure complete visibility and control over chassis accessibility to help streamline chassis management,” said Erik Ward, director of business development for eModal.
“Furthermore, trucking companies and drivers benefit by avoiding extra fees associated with unauthorised chassis usage. We see this as a win-win situation,” he said.