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

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 Industry and Trends, Transportation Technology

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

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: Supply Chain, Transportation Technology

Improving the Image of Trucking by Adopting Passion

Posted by TMW Systems on Oct 10, 2017

By Thomas A. Balzer, CAE

When I started representing the trucking industry in 2006, my very first meeting was about the truck driver shortage and the high turnover rates in the industry. Even back then, I thought the problem was an industry perception issue. Today, 11 years later, we are having the same discussions, and it has remained a perception issue. Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express, Inc., and the current chairman of the American Trucking Associations, has devoted his tenure to improving the perception of the industry. Everyone in the industry should adopt the same passion for improving the image of trucking as Kevin; our futures may literally depend on it.

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Topics: Transportation Technology

Transportation Technology: A Revolution in Progress

Posted by TMW Systems on Sep 28, 2017

There’s a revolution going on. Headlines are saying it. Shippers are experiencing it. And your business is likely being affected by it, in ways both large and small.

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Topics: Transportation Technology

Technology and the Team

Posted by TMW Systems on Sep 26, 2017

Here’s how one company helps staff stay up to date and in the know.

Consider the well-known adage if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. A reasonable idea, perhaps – but would modifying the maxim slightly benefit the people who rely on smartphones, mobile electronics and regularly updated software options and allow them to more successfully do their jobs? Yes, says Mike Kelley, Chief Information Officer for Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), who offers the alternative: if it ain’t broke, make it better.

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Topics: Learn (Training), Transportation Technology

Mobility 2.0: Transportation Industry Apps Now Realizing Potential

Posted by TMW Systems on Aug 24, 2017

Perhaps Pete Townshend, lead guitarist for The Who, is more of a visionary than many of us might have believed. Townshend’s 1971 hit “Going Mobile” celebrates the power of cutting ties to everyday hassles and heading out on the road. If we didn’t know any better, we might have assumed he worked at a trucking company:

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Trucking Mobile Apps

4 Common Barriers to Visibility of Transportation Problems

Posted by John Faria on Jul 13, 2017

It’s clear: visibility of transportation problems will lead your enterprise to greater insight!

Today, transportation problems arise no matter the type or model of your business. These problems range from shipper-oriented bid requests to complex multi-modal transportation challenges. We each need to be mindful of our transportation landscape to better understand how we can manage our spend. In addition, route tracking software can provide additional visibility into the pains of transportation problems to provide greater understanding of your fleet’s operations.

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Topics: Transportation Technology

How to Optimize Your Strategic Relationship With an IT Partner

Posted by John Faria on Jun 23, 2017

Are you wondering what activities and behaviors you can perform to improve your business relationship with IT partners?

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Topics: Transportation Technology