Descartes MacroPoint™ for Truckers is the most trusted and secure app used by drivers. Enjoy automated communication of arrival, departure, and in-transit location data to your customers in real time. Descartes MacroPoint™ for Truckers is free to use. Automatic location updating keeps the app hands-free. Ensure a safe and uninterrupted driving experience with MacroPoint for Truckers.
Benefits & Features
• Automatically sends in-transit location data
• Reduce check calls & increase on-road performance
• Receive real-time notification of load assignments
• Instant tracking connectivity to all your customers
• Improve customer satisfaction
Descartes MacroPoint™ for Truckers enables location sharing and other communication with your trusted partners during active load assignments only and always over a secure connection.
**Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. However, MacroPoint for Truckers doesn't run the GPS services in the background continuously. The app uses GPS only when the device moves significantly (i.e. 100 meters).
In this version we have squashed some bugs to make the app more reliable than ever. Please send us your feedback and ideas!
Ratings and Reviews
Works great for me.
Once it is downloaded a broker need only shoot me a text. The text integrates with MacroPoint immediately allowing them to track me at all times. When I arrive and empty or load a trailer I just push a button. All liability is on the driver. State and federal laws against texting and driving apply. Even if I do not have the app MacroPoint can still track my phone via cell towers.
Fairly the best
I've a complaint that may pertain to a few locations or 1. There's a shipper (water near Sara/ Reno Rd) in Oklahoma that uses this and it sits between or near Yukon & Oklahoma City. The issue is the distance it AUTO tracks updates arrival and departure. One can go a mile or more near shipper and it'll show arrived and or departed even if you're not going to shipper because it's not time. Also the signal (because of AUTO) bounces between Yukon and Okc cell towers which causes AUTO issues. And the bad part is the "tracking" teams who can't change this to manual inputs will get excited / worried and use their screens to electronically harass a driver/ dispatcher. They'll call or text excessively even tho this tracking system is said to reduce contact. So no matter when you arrive on time or depart, the "system" has auto stated something that isn't always the case.
Going to be honest with you here. The app works as advertised but I seriously do not like having to download this app onto my personal device in order to complete a load. Every time I have a load that requires me to use the app I only download it when I am actively delivering the load and immediately delete the app afterwards. I feel it is incredibly invasive to have this app on my PERSONAL device. What information does the app have privileges to? My phone contains private data that the app is not clear on whether or not it has access to (financial records, personal pictures/videos, contacts, call/text records, etc.) There should be an opt out option available but apparently I’ll be fined if I don’t download this invasive application on my phone. I am a company driver, my job does not pay my cell phone bill. This is not a “work” phone device. I’m honestly questioning the legality of such a system.
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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Contact Info
- Usage Data
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- 58.2 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Frequent/Intense Contests Gambling
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.