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Playing the Game So Your Fleet Can't be Beat

Posted by TMW Systems on May 23, 2018

It can be tough to make the right move when you don’t see the whole playing field. Managing your business is a high-stakes strategy game that pits you against a huge number of obstacles, and it’s up to you to overcome them in the smartest way possible. If you want to win, you need to understand all of the pieces in play, what cards you have in your hand and what moves you can make.

Learn how to lead your fleet to victory by checking out our latest infographic about the numbers game that is trucking:

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Topics: Transportation Management Software, Transportation Analytics

Whitepaper Summary: Transportation Institution vs. Information

Posted by TMW Systems on May 05, 2017

Seven-hundred billion: the current dollar value attributed to the American trucking industry, and a figure representing that industry’s significant contribution to the nation’s annual Gross Domestic Product. In the United States, trucks handle approximately 70% of all freight shipments. Considering these numbers, it is not surprising that the US trucking industry is occasionally referred to as the backbone of the national economy.

Like all business enterprises, however, the transportation management industry faces mammoth challenge as evolving market trends compel it to discover methods to reduce operating costs, accelerate revenue growth, enhance customer service and meet hardline corporate objectives. To this end, the industry has slowly come to embrace technology and seek out fleet management solutions. By not keeping pace with the robust technology investments seen in other sectors, the transport management industry is rife with disruption – but solutions for navigating current and future market trends and associated challenges exist.

Companies seeking strategic guidance should look to innovative business intelligence and logistics software options that integrate and optimize services. Among these cutting-edge technologies: Master Data Management (MDM), in which comprehensive data is stored in one secure master file. This single reference point refines information sharing among staff and departments, and helps users make more knowledgeable decisions surrounding rating, planning and expediting.

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Topics: Logistics Software, Transportation Analytics, Transportation Technology

Making Data-Driven Decisions in the Transportation Industry

Posted by Tim Leonard on Mar 02, 2017

Data-driven decision making (D3M) involves listening to what the Six Sigma folks call the “voice of the process”, or paying attention to the actual data that emerges from your day-to-day execution of business processes. It means bringing the objective, measurable outcomes of your performance into the middle of your decision making so it can inform, guide and shape your decisions.

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Topics: Transportation Analytics, Big Data

Stripping Costs Out of Heavy-Duty Truck Maintenance--Help is Here!

Posted by TMW Systems on Feb 21, 2017

In a perfect world:

-- Trucks run flawlessly until company leadership decides to replace them

-- Fleet managers spend their time analyzing data to increase profits

-- And technicians, well, technicians would probably spend their time training for another line of work.

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Topics: Fleet Maintenance Software, Trucking Mobile Apps, Transportation Analytics