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New Driver App is Offered by DMTB

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DMTBappDes Moines Truck Brokers introduces a brand new app for truck drivers. Proprietary to DMTB, the app is FREE to drivers. This innovative new convenience is now available at both Apple and Android App Stores.

Just go to the store on your phone and put in – DMTB.  The new app puts drivers in charge! It will deliver load information. Rate confirmations can be signed and automatically sent back right from the app.

Drivers will be glad to hear that comments and reefer temperatures can be added. Check calls become automatic for pick up, delivery and enroute. The driver can do it all anytime, from anywhere.

“No more wasting time and money faxing from truck stops,” says Account Manager Eric Davis, CTB. “Drivers can take photos of BOLs and easily send them to DMTB and their dispatch.”

The DMTB Driver App is free to carriers and drivers. It provides access to the DMTB load board and quick links to DMTB social media. It even shows locations of nearby truck stops, Walmarts and weather.

“We are encouraging all drivers to download the free DMTB Driver App,” stated DMTB President Jimmy DeMatteis, CTB. “We think you will find it saves time and makes life on the road just a bit easier.”

This article was reprinted from the April 2016 issue of Dashboard, the online publication of Des Moines Truck Brokers.

About DMTB:

Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. was started over 46 years ago and is a full service third party transportation logistics provider. Our professional staff offers over a century of transportation and traffic management experience to assure excellent customer satisfaction.  The company delivered over 10,000 truck loads last year. Over 98 percent of these loads were on time. Our reputation for paying carriers fast is second to none. Also, we have a claims ration of less then ½ of 1 percent over the past five years. Des Moines Truck Brokers, Inc. knows that Service is all we have to sell.

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OOIDA is Partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking

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The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) is partnering with Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) in their efforts to stop one of the nation’s most heinous and fastest growing crimes – human trafficking.

TAT is a nonprofit organization that educates, equips and mobilizes members of the trucking and travel plaza industry to combat domestic sex trafficking. The Department of Justice estimates that 100,000 to 300,000 of America’s youth are at risk of becoming victims of the sex trade industry each year.

“Their efforts are important in so many ways, and we have been glad to help spread their messages to our members,” said OOIDA president Jim Johnston. “We are proud to strike an official partnership with them and continue that outreach through social media, a direct link from our website homepage, and other channels.”

OOIDA hands out TAT wallet cards from its headquarters and keeps them on hand on the association’s tour truck, “The Spirit of the American Trucker.”

“Often, visiting members have asked for stacks of them to hand out to other drivers they meet out on the road,” said Johnston.

The TAT organization works with the FBI, truck stops, law enforcement agencies and other groups in their battle to stop the despicable crime of human trafficking.

“By partnering with organizations like OOIDA, we can educate those who are likely to encounter victims of trafficking, recognize the signs and know what to do,” said Kendis Paris, national director of TAT. “Oftentimes, just calling 911 doesn’t get consistent results because not all law enforcement have been trained about human trafficking. That’s why calling the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) is vitally important, so that those tips end up in the hands of anti-trafficking deputies who will investigate them. Callers can remain anonymous, and it’s ok if they are wrong about a situation observed. We want people to feel comfortable calling.”

The NHTRC number is 1-888-3737-888.

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is the largest national trade association representing the interests of small-business trucking professionals and professional truck drivers. The Association currently has more than 150,000 members nationwide. OOIDA was established in 1973 and is headquartered in the Greater Kansas City, Mo., area.

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