Minneapolis—August 2, 2012—Fleet optimization software provider Xata Corp. integrated its Xata Turnpike fleet management software with TMWSuite transportation management software from TMW Systems to provide drivers and fleet managers with automated key functions throughout the load planning and back-end processes.
“Our relationship with TMW Systems is very important, and we look forward to continue working with them across their various products serving the transportation industry to bring customers more cost-effective integrated solutions,” said Kirsten Lester, Senior Integration Program Manager, Xata. “Xata is dedicated to partnering with industry leaders to develop integrated solutions for customers, extending the value of their technology investments.”
The product integration provides fleets with functions and services for the end-to-end transportation process; and is scalable for a range of customers, from regional brokers and third party logistics (3PL) providers to national carriers with fleets ranging from 50 to 15,000.
“Our integration with the Xata Turnpike offering presents another affordable option for our TMWSuite customers,” said Scott Vanselous, Chief Marketing Officer, TMW Systems. “We are committed to provide our customers out-of-the-box integrations to leading mobile communication systems.”
Powered by Xata Turnpike’s GPS data, TMWSuite can detect site arrival and departure events and update loads in Dispatch without manual intervention. Eliminating manual data entry by dispatchers based on check calls from drivers saves time for both drivers and dispatchers, and improves data accuracy.
“We originally purchased the Xata Turnpike product several years ago to manage driver logs, hours of service and fuel tax information for our private fleet. Now, as a standalone brokerage and for-hire trucking company, we implemented TMWSuite to manage all aspects of our brokerage and dispatch operations,” said Jason Meares, Manager of Transportation Systems with Red Classic Transit. “By integrating Turnpike data into TMWSuite, we provide a streamlined solution for our dispatchers, referencing hours of service and tractor position information, saving them up to 30 minutes per day in planning, dispatching and order updates. In addition, the integration allows us to collect and report more data for each order with the level of accuracy our customers demand.”
Xata Turnpike’s HOS data also assists dispatchers with load planning by organizing driver availability based on available hours. When a dispatcher is planning a load, they can quickly determine which drivers are available, maximizing productivity.
The integrated solution displays such additional information as remaining driver hours, stop arrivals and load completions. It controls all dispatch activities from one screen and speeds billing and payroll processes by automating manual processes with Xata Turnpike data integration.