New app DrayQ helps truck drivers at ports be more efficient

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
New app helps truck drivers at ports be more efficient
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A new app called DrayQ aims to help navigate drivers so they wait at shorter lines at ports, making them more efficient.

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- If you own a smartphone, chances are it came to this country on a container ship. But the industry that loads and unloads those ships hasn't been using a lot of cutting-edge technology, until now.

Trucks snake their way in and out of giant shipping terminals to drop off one container and pick up another.

The lines at each terminal could be anywhere from minutes to hours and from the street, it's hard to tell.

Now, a new app called DrayQ promises to give drivers the option of finding a shorter line.

For each terminal, the app would tell drivers how long they'll wait outside and inside the gates and whether the wait's getting longer or shorter, making the trucks more efficient.