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Streamlining freight travel

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In the trucking industry, staying safe and legal on the road is a top priority. Accomplishing this requires managers and drivers to be vigilant when it comes to carrying proper permits and documentation. At any given time, a driver, truck and trailer could need a cumbersome amount of required compliance data in order to be fully prepared.

A photo showing the binders that drivers usually need to take with them on drives

Singlemind and Glostone improved this process by allowing Glostone’s account managers to easily upload documentation to a website and assign them to the relevant driver, truck, and trailer. Once the files were uploaded, any affected drivers would receive notifications that new files were available for download (through the app).

As many drivers lose cell phone reception during the course of their trips, our team also knew that we needed to develop a solution that could be accessed offline. The solution we came to was an iOS and Android mobile application that could be used without cell coverage.

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Image of the Permit Book documents in iOS app

We built the Permit Book website to function as the app’s backend document management system. The Glostone team can manage (new and existing) users and documents, making the process seamless for drivers anywhere.

Image of the Permit Book login login screen

To keep things as standardized as possible, we used React Native to build the Permit Book mobile app. This was an obvious choice, due to its support for cross-platform mobile builds (including Android and iOS) and the opportunity to maintain a single code language between systems. The website was built with Vue JS (similar to React, but syntactically different).

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In under seven months, the new Permit Book website and apps were launched — and are currently in use today.

An image depicting the Permit Book in the iOS App Store