Mobile Driver Communication Android Upgrade


Client - Fortune 500 Transportation Company

Technologies Utilized - Android OS - Java - IBM WorkLight


This transportation company’s intermodal division currently uses Blackberry handheld devices to communicate with their drivers and terminals. Because of concerns about the future of the Blackberry, this transportation company wanted to move to an Android-based system. Blackberry had several system issues that caused outages, costing this transportation company thousands of dollars in missed pickups and deliveries. The new system needed to maintain the current functionality of the Blackberry application, and include several enhancements.


The development of the Android app resulted in several new innovations. A signature badge was created for secure signing of forms. The bill of lading can be downloaded from the 1st driver to the 2nd driver, eliminating paper transfers.

This transportation company estimates that the cost of the new Android app will be recouped within 6 months. Because of the efficiencies of the application, the improved communication it provided, and the improved stability of the system, the 5 year cost of ownership will add $2.5 million to the bottom line.