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The Homeland Security Clarion Call: Lead on Blockchain Development

Posted by TMW Systems on May 15, 2018

In a speech addressing Congress on May 8, Douglas Maughan urged the US to lead the way on blockchain development by calling it the “technology of the future.” As the Division Director of Science and Technology for the US Department of Homeland Security, Maughan met with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to highlight the benefits of blockchain in business applications--particularly in shipping, logistics and customs--with an emphasis on supply chain management.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

Emerging Tech: Driving New Advancements

Posted by TMW Systems on Mar 08, 2018

Nothing in business is certain, especially in one as highly competitive as transportation and logistics. To stay viable, companies must continuously adapt and keep technology current to meet new challenges and opportunities head on.

In 2018 and beyond there will be plenty of both. Here are a few emerging technologies and trends that will likely become part of your playbook during the next year or two. 

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Final Mile, Blockchain Technology

Just the Basics: Technology Improves Broker-Carrier Communications

Posted by TMW Systems on Feb 22, 2018

Transportation brokerage is all about relationships—and that means it’s also about communications. To match loads with the right capacity and make sure all the details of a shipment go well, you must find out as much as you can about the needs of both your shippers and your carriers.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Freight Broker Software

Transportation and Cryptocurrencies

Posted by Joe DeBoth on Feb 01, 2018

Transportation has yet to experience any major transformation from Blockchain, yet certain blueprints and ideas keep flowing from published articles. There seems to be no end in sight for the changing price of a Bitcoin, and new cryptocurrencies seemingly emerge every month. Is there a permanent home for cryptocurrency and its underlying Blockchain technology in Transportation?

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

For CFOs Only: When Blockchain Meets Accounting

Posted by Joe DeBoth on Jan 11, 2018

When Blockchain was introduced to me by Timothy Leonard, CTO at TMW Systems, I immediately thought of a Lego set tucked away in my son’s closet. As I listened and researched, I quickly learned that my initial analogy helped my financial mind understand a very complex technical concept.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

Telegraph, Telephone, Radio, Computer...Now Blockchain

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 04, 2018

Ten years ago, the iPhone took nearly 200 years of technological progress in communication and put it the palm of your hand. Apple essentially boiled down the history of electric machines used for communication that began with the telegraph and evolved into the internet, and reduced to a small, sleek gadget that one could operate with a fingertip. Ten years later, the smartphone is probably the most widely-used communication object on the globe, but one day, and it will be sooner than you think, we’ll view smartphones in the same way we now think of fax machines and car phones, which seemed fairly revolutionary in the 1980s.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

Best of 2017: Trucking Apps

Posted by TMW Systems on Dec 21, 2017

We’re a mobile society. As we approach the end of this decade, mobility means no longer being tethered to a desk. From the dock to the coffee shop or at a truck stop, trucking mobile apps are changing the ways of our workforce.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Transportation Industry and Trends, Trucking Mobile Apps

Best of 2017: Guest Bloggers

Posted by Jennie Ford on Dec 05, 2017

TMW had the fortune of publishing observations from ten important guest bloggers. Each has expertise in areas that matter to the transportation industry. Each brought new or differing perspectives to our readers. Did you miss one? Take a closer look at the key topics, which include technology and its role in: Capacity, Driver Shortage/Recruitment, Network Analysis, Customer Satisfaction, Cash Flow and more. Read one, some or all for wide-reaching views telling more of what’s going on around us.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Transportation Industry and Trends

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: Transportation Technology, Routing Software, Dispatch Software

Freight-Level Visibility Transforming Supply Chain Relationships

Posted by TMW Systems on Nov 14, 2017

With few exceptions – the most notable being a vehicle braking system – friction is not a good thing.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Supply Chain