Benefits of Mobile Dispatching for Your Delivery Drivers

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Archives, Blog

Benefits of Mobile Dispatching for Your Delivery Drivers

If you are already a user of the advanced Elite EXTRA software program, you must be accustomed to the EXTRA driver app. The app has turned up to be very crucial, especially during these testing times of COVID-19, which has resulted in a drop in sales and the inability to sustain many employee salaries. For business continuity, the EXTRA driver app ensures that your designated dispatching drivers will not be affected by the staffing problems as the app has all they need. This article will discuss the options for drivers to build or choose their manifests in Elite EXTRA and the benefits of the application.

Driver Options in the EXTRA Driver App

With the EXTRA driver app, there is quite enough freedom for drivers to choose options that will make their delivery more effective and quality. Depending on the situation, a driver has options for building or selecting manifests which are either scanning/entering invoices or choosing pre-built manifests.

Scanning/Entering Invoices

In this option, drivers can build their delivery routes directly in the EXTRA driver application, supported by Android and IOS operating systems. The option is fantastic, especially for companies that do not have designated dispatchers. The process is straightforward and once the orders have been integrated into the advanced dispatch software, drivers can quickly build the routes.

Additionally, the app allows the drivers to build their delivery routes on their mobile phones or tablets. This can be done using an external scanner, the camera on their mobile device, or manually entering the invoice into the EXTRA driver’s application. In case of an error, divers can also remove orders and make corrections.

Choosing Pre-built Manifests

Another option for the drivers is to choose the already pre-built routes. In this option, the mobile dispatcher is set to optimize automatically so that the most efficient set-up will be built based on the orders scanned or entered by the driver. After the route is built, the driver then proceeds to mark the stops as either departed, arrived, or delivered as the case with any route that would be dispatched to them. The drivers can also ask for driving directions while using the driver EXTRA app.

After the routes have been built using the mobile dispatch, they concurrently appear on the dispatch screen on the Elite EXTRA, making a staff monitor the routes’ status, pick-up orders of the same route, and remove orders. The staff can also communicate with the drivers using the messaging system feature found in the EXTRA Driver app and Elite EXTRA.

Benefits of the EXTRA Driver App

Saves Time

Time is a very crucial resource in a dispatching company. With the app, the drivers can have an effective dispatching routine by choosing the shortest routes with the guidance of the application found on their mobile phones.

Reduces Staffing Needs

In a regular dispatching routine, every company would require staff to manage the orders and assign them to drivers. With the Covid-19, staffing may cost many businesses that the Elite EXTRA system solves by empowering the Elite EXTRA application drivers.

Enhances Autonomy of the Drivers

Drivers are more and more empowered using the Elite EXTRA app- they can manage their orders appropriately and choose the best option that suits their schedule. Using the app ensures that the efficiency of a driver is guaranteed 24/7.

For the drivers using the EXTRA Driver app on Android and iOS devices, the mobile dispatcher is available, which Elite EXTRA has made available for the effectiveness of your deliveries.

Colton Ward

Colton Ward


Colton Ward is our Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Elite EXTRA. Unofficially, he also likes to call himself the company's "Marketing Video Producer" so he can claim the title: "MVP". On a typical work day, you can find him coordinating product and brand marketing efforts, working on Elite EXTRA's next video, or building out the company's website. When not at work, he enjoys boating and skiing his way around Wisconsin's beautiful lakes!

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