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SIDNEY, OH — Continental Express Inc. is driving the future of trucking with the installation of a custom-built app for its 450 semi-tractors and drivers. Rolling out in 2021, drivers will start to receive the all-in-one, digital tool through company-issued iPads.
To aid drivers in every aspect of delivery, the Continental Express app—CE-GO—places dozens of tools into a single device. Through the software, drivers can communicate with their dispatcher, track HOS/ELD in real time with live position feeds, record load numbers, receive turn-by-turn navigation and monitor the temperature of their reefer all on one screen.
“Providing our drivers with top industry pay & latest model equipment is standard protocol here at Continental Express. We raised the bar even higher with cutting-edge technology to best equip our fleet with every piece of required information to complete every task assigned,” said Continental’s Director of Operations, Jake Albers.
The app was modeled after the three Golden Rules at Continental Express: Safety, Service and Communication. In keeping every driver on the road safe, the app intentionally finds the safest route, including live traffic and weather updates. Regarding service, the HOS/ELD and live position feeds give customers accurate ETA updates.
“Communication was a big part of this app development,” said Continental’s IT director and app developer, Ron Koontz. “We wanted to create certainty and confidence in giving our drivers all the data they need to do their jobs. We’ve worked in stride with a few drivers in updating and adjusting the app over the past year. The best part is we can quickly make adjustments based on feedback from drivers and make changes to utilize newer technologies as they become available.”
Additional app features include weather forecasts, a map of truck stops, a password-protected pay portal and an extension list connecting the drivers to anyone at Continental Express’ operations. Further concerning safety, the app also has online training modules of best safety practices.
Tablets and custom-built apps are not the only benefits Continental recently announced for their drivers; in October 2020 the company increased driver wages $0.03 per mile. This is in addition to other offered benefits like four weeks of paid vacation and free health insurance.
To learn more about Continental Express, find them on social media @continentalexpressinc or call their recruiting team at 1-800-497-2100. Continental’s terminals are located in Gaffney, South Carolina; Danville, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Fort Worth, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Their corporate office is located in Sidney, Ohio.
To apply for a driving position, visit continentalexpressinc.com/careers
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