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Port of Oakland phone app alerts truckers to waits at the gate

An old-line business, the Port of Oakland, is using one of the world’s newest technologies, an app designed to help truckers cope with busy cargo gates at the shipping hub, the port said Wednesday.

 “This could definitely be helpful and would be worth it,” said Bruce Gill, owner of Union City-based Bay City Express, a trucking firm.
 The app is available on the Google Play store for Android phones and the Apple store for the iPhone, the port said.
 “There’s no more guesswork for truckers picking up or delivering cargo in Oakland,” said John Driscoll, the port’s maritime director. “Now they can plan their days with real-time information.”
The software application arrives at a time when the Port of Oakland has undertaken a far-reaching transformation to operate more efficiently. The port has been opening gates at night and on weekends to help unclog backlogs of cargo being delivered or picked up by truckers.
The app tells truck drivers how long it takes to enter terminal gates and calculates how long drivers must wait to complete transactions. The free app for truckers is called DrayQ and can be found on the app stores under the DrayQ name.
Source: East Bay Times
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