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Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd. Case Study

Learn how Berry & Smith Trucking Ltd. used software and solutions from TMW Systems to improve its transportation management. Read the case study results.

Although every trucking company is unique, there are a few commonalities across organizations, including:

  • Late Load Outgates = Storage Charges
  • Late Ingates = Detention Charges

For Berry and Smith, managing the complex logistics of hundreds of outgates and ingates per week put a strain on the system of this company that specializes in intermodal and over-the-road transportation. From inspections to data entry, the processes of checking containers and trailers in and out of facilities plus the associated paperwork was layered and labor intensive. The business needed a solution with intermodal features to input arrival, outgate, destination and ingate times. Plus, Berry and Smith Trucking wanted the visibility to track every minute of the delivery cycle.

To the rescue: TruckMate enterprise transportation software from TMW. Truckmate has an Intermodal feature that enables the company to input arrival, out-gate, destination and in-gate times. That gives dispatchers the ability to see every container on the road in real time.

The company now spots potential problems and addresses them quickly. For example, those late ingates, or detention charges, dropped by a full 20% over two years’ time after implementation.  Delays are now commonly minimized or prevented; costs are reduced or eliminated.

TruckMate’s core functionality gives Berry and Smith Trucking the opportunity to run its business smarter and more efficiently, from customer service to dispatch and from auto-rating to billing. And the company has the option of additional modules to further boost performance including repair and maintenance and driver recruitment.

Berry & Smith Trucking’s management calls the TMW solution exactly the tool to use to control costs.