CHICAGO. McLeod Software chose its 21st annual user conference to announce the release of LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker versions 10.3.

New features in LoadMaster are designed to make it easier for carriers to proactively manage driver home time, improve trailer utilization and manage deliveries. The latest release of PowerBroker has added tools to help brokers keep closer track of their newest customers and carriers. Both 10.3 releases will begin shipping immediately, according to the company.

New integration solutions for Breakthrough Fuel, TransCore, PAR LMS, CarrierWeb and Multi Service Fuel Card have also been added for LoadMaster. The PowerBroker Internet portal has also been enhanced to offer more services and information for carriers - to help brokers advance the goal of being easier to do business with, according to McLeod.

With the new release, carriers and brokers can also employ another new feature of the McLeod RapidAlert Module to help them configure automatic, customer-specific e-mail status notifications for those who do not use EDI.