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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 Analytics, Transportation Management Software

Freight Visibility Technology is THE Competitive Advantage

Posted by TMW Systems on Apr 27, 2018

Just how much freight do 3PLs or brokers move for tens of thousands of shippers every day? Here’s an interesting fact: The $166 billion third-party logistics industry is 1.5 times the size of the beer market and four times larger than the market for candy.

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Topics: Transportation Management Software, Freight Broker Software, 3PL Software

Finding the TMS Solution That Works for You

Posted by TMW Systems on Mar 29, 2018

Maybe your company employs a team of brokers to secure transportation after filling out order forms. 

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Topics: Transportation Management Software

Does Your Business Engine Need a Tune Up?

Posted by TMW Systems on Dec 12, 2017

Suppose your vehicle is not operating at peak performance. Naturally, you would start looking under the hood, but due to the complexity of modern engines the cause will not likely be visible.

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Topics: Business Intelligence, Transportation Management Software

Shippers Buying Up Freight Capacity in Harvey’s Wake

Posted by TMW Systems on Aug 29, 2017

Shipping capacity is the last thing millions of Texans have on their minds as residents begin rebuilding following the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. After making landfall August 25, 2017, the Category 4 storm soaked areas in and around Houston with 50-plus inches of rain. Lives were lost; homes flooded; businesses and their equipment destroyed. As flood waters recede, experts predict recovery and rebuilding costs will top $150 billion.

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Topics: Transportation Management Software, ELD Mandate

Still Pushing Paper? You’re Burning Dollars

Posted by TMW Systems on Jul 06, 2017

It takes a lot of paper to manage a trucking, brokerage or logistics operation.

There are order intake forms:

    • Bills of lading
    • Proof of delivery
    • Invoices and other financial documents
    • Scale tickets and lumper receipts
    • Driver settlement
    • License
    • Motor vehicle records
    • Medical and training details
    • Equipment specification and maintenance records
    • Customer information, and much more.
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Topics: Transportation Management Software

How to Make the Most of a User Conference

Posted by TMW Systems on May 25, 2017

When it comes to transportation software, you might be a power user. But there’s always more to learn about how to use technology to enhance your company’s profits. And there’s no better way to gain that knowledge than by networking with experts and industry peers at a user conference.

 

Top 10 Countdown: Why to attend in.sight 2017

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Topics: Transportation Management Software, in.sight

To Speed Cash Flow in Transportation, Clear the Invoicing Pipeline

Posted by Brian Lavelle on May 23, 2017

By Brian Lavelle and Carman Geres

Complexity kills cash flow.

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Topics: Cloud Based Trucking Software, Transportation Management Software

The Secret to Enhanced Cybersecurity

Posted by TMW Systems on May 16, 2017

As cyber criminals get more sophisticated, cybersecurity has evolved to put more walls between them and valuable user data. Leading strategies include encryption and multi-factor authentication (MFA) – which takes the traditional username/password approach to digital security and adds authentication factors like thumbprint, face and voice recognition, PIN numbers and trusted device authentication.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Cloud Based Trucking Software, Transportation Management Software

Intermodal Trucking Software: Saving You Time and Money

Posted by TMW Systems on Apr 28, 2017

Trucking companies that haul intermodal loads are like jugglers. Think of all the balls you need to keep in the air: rail schedules, port schedules, shippers’ requirements, government mandates, container movements, equipment maintenance, customer billing, driver payments. You might be handling both single- and multi-container moves, full containers and less-than-containerload (LCL) freight. You can’t afford to let anything drop.

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Topics: Transportation Management Software, Trucking Software