EROAD Drive, BCMI dispatch integration extends communications

EROAD Drive app

EROAD, a global leader in fleet performance management, and the Bulk Construction Materials Initiative, an expert in cloud-based software for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials, are teaming to develop industry-relevant, customer-centric solutions. Current initiatives include the integration of EROAD’s Drive application with BCMI’s dispatch system, supporting business critical insights plus improved efficiency and transparency for mixer truck fleets. Pursuit of opportunities for integrated and complementary solutions offers a range of potential benefits for drivers, back-office teams and fleet managers. Advantages include greater visibility of the status and location of assets, loads and materials for users across the ready-mix supply chain. Better communication, streamlined workflows and tighter fleet management follow.

“This collaboration represents a significant milestone for EROAD, as we continue to pioneer innovative solutions in the rapidly evolving field of specialized transportation technology,” says EROAD Chief Data Science Officer Dean Marris. “By joining forces with BCMI, we are positioned to deliver unparalleled value to our shared ready-mix customers by aiding with plant-to-site visibility, turning complex data into actionable information, streamlining workflow, enhancing efficiency, and ultimately, driving greater business success. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and providing cutting-edge solutions that empower fleets to navigate the challenges of modern-day logistics.”

EROAD’s Drive app can be installed on Android-based tablets in the cabs of mixer trucks that use CoreHub, EROAD’s telematic gateway device. Job ticketing details, coupled with supporting information, are sent from BCMI’s dispatch platform to drivers’ tablets running EROAD’s app. Subsequently, auto-status updates and log-in details are transmitted between BCMI and EROAD for logging and analysis. Text messages can be sent to and received from the Drive app, displaying seamlessly on drivers’ in-cab tablets and visible from BCMI’s dispatch system. Users of the integrated platform can look forward to:

  • Greater efficiency. The transmission of data and information across the EROAD and BCMI systems reduces the need for drivers to engage with multiple hardware and software systems, while also eliminating the need for double entries in disparate applications.
  • Enhanced driver communication. Capabilities for streamlining job workflow and sending of messages from dispatchers directly to drivers’ tablets to keep them informed of critical updates about their assets and loads.
  • Added functionality. Unlocking access for users to relevant data insights from both EROAD and BCMI platforms without having to toggle between systems.

“Together, we aim to redefine the landscape of fleet management for concrete haulers and construction companies through the seamless integration of our platforms,” affirms BCMI President Craig Yeack. “The combined strengths of EROAD and BCMI will not only elevate the capabilities of our respective technologies, but also set new standards for reliability, scalability and innovation in the industry. We are committed to pursuing synergies that will empower our mutual clients to thrive in an ever-changing business environment.” — EROAD Inc., San Diego, 855/503-7623;

Inform GmbH, artificial intelligence-powered optimization software developer based in Aachen, Germany with North American satellite office in Atlanta, has entered a collaboration with BCMI of Redmond, Wash., a leader in cloud-based software for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials. The AI-powered dispatch solution Inform and BCMI target will empower ready-mix producers with enhanced decision-making tools, real-time logistics optimization, and intelligent automation—ultimately elevating operational performance and customer satisfaction.

“In addition to offering our proven AI-powered transport planning and execution software, this collaboration will further speed up the wide-spread use of our AI algorithms beyond our traditional markets,” says Inform Logistics Division Senior Vice President Thomas Bergmans. “I’m very excited to see that we have achieved another significant milestone in our mission to revolutionize the ready mix dispatch industry through the power of artificial intelligence.”

“We listen closely to concrete producers’ needs and design them into the new cloud-based AI-assisted standard for quote-to-cash dispatch,” adds BCMI President Craig Yeack. “Our combined solution delivers the next step in our industry’s evolving technology: Critically needed AI-Optimization tools to better control logistics costs and plug profit leaks. The leaders of BCMI and Inform are deeply committed to empowering producers’ best of breed technologies, as evidenced by our 15-plus years of working together.”