last updated 12-21-2021
One of the most important functions of logistics operations is to obtain documentation regarding their pickups and deliveries.
A proof of delivery in trucking is synonymous with what a signature is in banking. Proof of delivery is a document proving that a delivery was completed, with the customer's signature as a validation of the delivery. This simple POD signature stating that the end consignee received shipment in good condition, is of significant value in the logistics world.
In a typical supply chain process, the shipper sends the bill of lading (BOL) or way bills to the carriers. The same BOL is then later sent back with a signature from the end customer as proof of delivery (POD). This single document is what is required by the shipper, to release the payment to her third party carriers.
PODs are often handwritten, then emailed or faxed back to the shipper to be processed for payment. Thanks to FreightPrint, signatures can be now captured electronically (E-signature) by any carrier on their smartphones. With electronic proof of delivery, signatures can be received instantly upon delivery straight from your driver's phone.
Want to offer touchless deliveries? Your carrier has the option to take pictures and update instantly with notes.
Better yet, you don’t need to look through your emails or faxes for PODs to send them to billing and accounting.
Every load that you have dispatched would be automatically updated with information related to its deliveries and notes from various entities in the delivery chain, such as dispatchers, carriers, brokers and end customers.
Take multiple pictures and send it as picture proof of delivery. Pictures are attached to your proof of delivery documents. All of these are available to your customers on demand.
By adding a FreightPrint™ Tracking Widget to your own website, your customers can lookup proof of delivery signatures, proof of delivery pictures and other proof of delivery documents electronically.
Forget about just getting the proof, now you can bullet proof your deliveries with electronic signatures, pictures, driver notes and address confirmation.
The best part is that your drivers use the app for free. FreightPrint™ proof of delivery apps are available on Android and Apple Store for free. There is also no need to set up a username or password for your drivers.
FreightPrint automatically creates a QR code for every load you create, so that your drivers can literally scan and get all the information.
Drivers can view, update or transmit electronic proof of deliveries by simply scanning or entering the tracking number.
Talk about making your logistics frictionless!
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