WATERLOO, Ontario - Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Chicago-based Coyote Logistics, a UPS Company, has deployed the Descartes MacroPoint™ freight visibility solution to enhance shipment visibility. Coyote provides truckload, less-than-truckload, and intermodal brokerage services and transportation management services to more than 14,000 shippers, from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses worldwide.

“Coyote is committed to providing a seamless experience to both shippers and carriers. Real-time shipment visibility and connectivity is a critical component of that experience,” said Jim Sharman, Coyote’s Chief Operating Officer. “The Descartes MacroPoint solution is a simple way for carriers to provide accurate, reliable location data, and it doesn’t cost them anything when moving Coyote loads. That data drives greater operational efficiencies and brings increased visibility to shippers.”

The cloud-based Descartes MacroPoint freight tracking solution gives carriers, brokers, shippers and logistics service providers, such as Coyote, real-time visibility into load status. Organizations can more closely monitor and evaluate the real-time movement of all their freight in one portal, and take proactive, corrective action before any potential supply chain disruptions occur. Using this robust, automated solution, companies of all sizes can eliminate the need for time-consuming and ineffective check calls with carriers to ascertain load location details, streamline transportation operations, and improve communication about in-transit freight across the supply chain.

“We’re pleased that Coyote is using our solution to empower its sizable customer base with real-time, accurate freight location information,” said Dan Cicerchi, Vice-President Descartes MacroPoint Solutions at Descartes.