Thursday 14th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Descartes Acquires MacroPoint

Descartes Systems has acquired MacroPoint, which provides location-based truck tracking and predictive freight capacity data content.

Ken Wood, EVP of product management at Descartes, said: “With leading e-commerce retailers and other shippers demanding that their transport providers provide real-time location-based information, the business-to-business market now has the same expectation of full visibility into transport moves. To meet this expectation, MacroPoint has established what we believe is the preeminent network of connected vehicles and location-based content in North America.”

MacroPoint connects to trucks through integrations to on-board electronic logging devices, transport management systems, GPS-enabled smart phone applications and location-based mobile phone triangulation.