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Pulling All Capacity Levers

Posted by TMW Systems on Oct 04, 2018

The pressure on truck capacity is coming from all angles.

A shortage of qualified drivers could be the most serious concern. The American Trucking Associations estimates the industry will need 890,000 new drivers over the next decade – an average of 89,000 per year – to replace those who will be retiring and to keep pace with freight growth.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Routing Software

Building Materials Industry Tech: How Moving Ahead Requires a Look Back

Posted by TMW Systems on Nov 16, 2017

Staying competitive in today’s building materials industry is a never-ending challenge. Meeting customer expectations, controlling costs and managing inventory during fickle construction market cycles are key to staying ahead of one’s competition. These are perennial challenges, as vital to the operation of lumber yards of old as they are to suppliers today.

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Topics: Dispatch Software, Routing Software, Transportation Technology

Revolutionizing Maps with Interactive Data for Better Decisions

Posted by Dana Petrone on Apr 18, 2017

Maps are among the most important items in your routing and scheduling toolbox. Using current map data is the basis for any successful business with route planning needs. Still route planning has become much more complex than just simply inputting origin and destination points.

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Topics: Routing Software

Updated Maps: The Key to Smarter Routing

Posted by TMW Systems on Mar 30, 2017

Maps answer the age-old question “How do I get there from here?” and help drivers move from Point A to Point B. From displaying the location of gas stations and restaurants to identifying alternate roads, maps enhance the ability of drivers to plan and execute a route.

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Topics: Routing Software, Dispatch Software

Pain: Incorrect Weights, Dimensions and Over, Short & Damage Claims

Posted by Justin Caron on Mar 16, 2017

How often do you send freight to the wrong location? How much money are you losing due to inaccurate weights? How do you measure a dock workers’ efficiency? How many OS&D claims do you make, and how many are successful? How much paper work does an average dock worker process in a day?

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Topics: Trucking Mobile Apps, Routing Software, Trucking Software