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).
This update provides clarifications related to use of the app.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
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.
As a carrier I am providing overall review of the app for multiple trucks we use this with. Very unreliable. Works flawlessly maybe 1 in every 4 times we set it up to track. Those aren’t good numbers. Often we are having drivers reset their phones and the app or reinstall the app all together. It sometimes will not integrate with Our customers system to provide them updates. Their customer service is very poor and either doesn’t respond to an issue or takes days to respond and then provides no real solution or fix. They seem to only be interested in charging carriers a monthly service fee for a service that is 25% reliable at best. Frankly I’m surprised they are still in business.
Developer Response ,
We are sorry to hear this and want you to know we have invested a lot in this app the past 6 months to make improvements in reliability and user acceptance of the app on their phone. Please make sure to have the latest version and let us know what else we can do to improve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Doesn’t work most of the time!!!
After you guys updated it and changed it, it no longer works like it used to. Now I get multiple text messages saying I have to share my location even after I’ve already done that! On one load I received 11 text messages over the course of two days saying I needed to share my location even though it showed I was all set! One driver was even docked pay from the broker because he didn’t share his location even though he did and the app said he was all set! Also why is it draining my battery so fast!!? Get it together people!!! Fix your damned app!
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for your concerns. We have made changes in the past 2 months to address the frequent texts and this app now uses less battery than ever before. A new update was released Monday.
- Descartes Systems Group Inc., The
- 28.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Gambling and Contests
- 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.