Driver tracking

When you use Podfather there is no need for fixed telematics technology.  You can track your drivers in real time with live updates from our smartphone app.  See what’s going on out on the road, get live updates of issues or delays and react accordingly.  Our app is available for both Android and iOS devices. 

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We help you track your driver movements via our smartphone app.  The app is compatible with even the most basic smart device and can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App store for free.

Track your drivers as they complete their shifts.  ETAs are updated according to what’s going on in real-time so you can keep customers informed.

At the end of the day, you can review planned vs actual route performance, deal with any discrepancies and refine your route plans accordingly.  

The benefits of using our driver tracking functionality

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Save money

Track your drivers without the need for fixed vehicle telematics.  It’s all done from a smartphone. 

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Delivery experience

Tracking from a smart device allows you to offer a consistent delivery experience to your customers, irrespective of what vehicle is being used for the delivery.  

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Live updates

Keep track of all drivers and job status information in real time with ETAs adjusted throughout the day.  

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Tracking starts when drivers log into their handheld devices and stops when they log out.  Ideal for tracking third-party drivers. 

Feature highlights

1-minute updates

  • The Podfather tracking solution records and transmits location data every minute, by default.  Adjust the transmission frequency to suit your needs.  
  • The handheld device is only tracked when the driver is logged in.  We stop tracking a soon as you log out.  

Date/time stamps

  • With Podfather you automatically get a date/time and location stamp for all completed jobs.  
  • Really handy if you are delivering to a large delivery of construction site as you can pinpoint the exact delivery location. Information is submitted straight back to the back-office system in real-time.  

Office tracking screen

  • Our back-office tracking screen will show your transport team which drivers are logged in, their snail trail of movement each day and overlay planned routes to give a real-time view of progress.  
  • With Podfather you can plan your routes and then track them to ensure that you are getting the planned efficiencies. 

Further features

Customer notifications

Tracking drivers via our driver app enables us to keep customers informed regarding their deliveries. With Podfather a suite of configurable notifications comes as standard.  Notify your customers once a job is booked onto a route, give them an ETA when the vehicle is on its way and empower your customers to get real-time updates on progress with live tracking links.  

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Last mile delivery

Ensure drivers reach their destination on time every time, and in the most efficient way, with PODFather’s last-mile delivery software.  Get last-mile delivery routes that are both cost-effective, resource-efficient AND meet customer time windows with ease.

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Customer story

Home Leisure Direct

Home Leisure Direct

Home Leisure Direct needed a planning partner capable of eradicating paper tickets from its rapidly growing business.  The company delivers and installs high-end home games room products across the UK.  Wanting to deliver exceptional customer service was a key driver for change. 

Podfather is used to capture vehicle checks, track drivers, and collect real-time electronic proof of delivery information.  All drivers have access to our smartphone app which allows transport teams to share delivery information and capture real-time status information for customers, the introduction of ETA notifications and live delivery tracking are a big plus.

Related features

We hope you like what you see.  If you are interested in our driver tracking functionality you might also be interested to find out more about the following.

Our route optimisation functionality allows you to plan routes that are cost-effective, resource efficient and meet promised customer time windows.

Looking to optimise all your routes, manage pre-allocated jobs, plan regions or review your fixed routes, Podfather is here to help with an easy-to-use back office system that delivers great results. 

Make sure all necessary vehicle checks have been completed and logged before vehicles leave the depot or arrive on site.

Drivers log in to the Podfather app which runs on the most basic of smartphone and is available for both Android and iOS.  Using their handheld devices drivers capture all the necessary pre-departure vehicle check information required to help your fleet stay legal when out on the road.   

Streamline your proof of delivery process.  Log and share job completion, scan barcodes, capture signatures and photographs.  

With ePOD, you are removing the need for paper tickets.  If you are looking to streamline your processes, improve visibility across your operation and minimize costly delivery disputes this is the solution for you. 

Use our reporting options to review and refine business performance.  Includes On Time In Full (OTIF) reports and dashboards. 

Reporting on actual performance helps our customers plan for the future.  Refine your planning parameters, customer drop times or service commitments based on what’s actually happening out on the road.  Share information with ease.