New Partnership Offers Valuable, Proven Services

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Partnership Offers Complementary Services and Proven Value to More Than 1,800 TMW Customers

CLEVELAND, Ohio – TMW Systems, Inc. (TMW), leading business software provider to the transportation services industry, today announced a strategic alliance with KSM Transport Advisors, LLC (KSMTA). The alliance is built on TMW’s long-standing relationship with David Roush, newly appointed Vice President for KSMTA. 

Roush and KSMTA offer motor carrier business consulting services, with a focus on the carrier’s freight networks, financial management, operational metrics and business strategies. Roush has successfully employed IDSC Netwise, from TMW Systems, in network balance and business optimization studies for a number of North American carriers prior to joining KSMTA. Roush will continue to use Netwise at KSMTA as he has in the past. In addition, he will utilize Netwise to evaluate and model mergers and acquisitions.

“We’re excited to expand our successful relationship with David Roush to include his new role with KSM Transport Advisors,” said Michael August, VP and GM of TMW Optimization. “KSMTA exclusively serves the full truckload carrier segment of the trucking industry, where the business value offered by our IDSC Netwise, TripAlert, MatchAdvice and ExpertFuel products is strongest.”

Roush himself is the product of a family with generations involved in the ownership and management of trucking companies. His personal experience as a senior executive in a sizeable trucking firm has proven invaluable in applying both technology and sound business strategies to help other carriers achieve success in today’s challenging transportation environment. Roush will be presenting a joint technology session with TMW personnel on freight network balance at the upcoming TMW Systems user conference and exhibition, known as TMW TransForum, this September in Dallas, Texas. Additional educational opportunities on the benefits of optimization technology for systematically improving truckload operations and business profitability will also be offered in the form of joint webinars from TMW Systems and KSMTA in the near future.

“Smart carriers know that a successful freight strategy is key to their profitability and I’ve found IDSC Netwise to offer one of the most mathematically sophisticated freight optimization models for creating and executing the right strategy,” said Roush. “If carriers optimize their top line, they maximize their opportunity to make a profit.”

The new relationship with KSMTA is part of the ongoing program at TMW Systems to partner with firms that offer strongly complementary services and products of proven value to segments of its more than 1,800 customers, which include private and for-hire trucking, brokers and 3PLs, as well as fleets in construction, ready mix concrete, municipal service and waste management operations. These strategic relationships provide a depth of expertise and business perspective, informed by technology platform knowledge, that increases the value and potential ROI for new customers of those products and services while reducing buyer risk, project complexity and ramp-up time.

About TMW Systems
TMW Systems is the leading provider of enterprise transportation software, including TL2000, TruckMate, Innovative IES and TMWSuite. For use with all major operations platforms in the trucking industry, TMW also offers TMT Fleet Maintenance software, IDSC ExpertFuel for fuel routing, IDSC Netwise for yield optimization and IDSC MatchAdvice and TripAlert to improve asset utilization.  Customers include private and for-hire trucking, 3PLs and shippers, brokerage, construction, ready mix concrete, municipal fleets, heavy-duty repair and waste management operations. With offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Nashville, Tennessee; and Vancouver, British Columbia; TMW currently serves more than 1,800 customers managing over 400,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.2 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.

About KSM Transport Advisors, LLC
KSM Transport Advisors, LLC, an affiliate of Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP, exclusively serves the full truckload trucking industry providing transaction management and financial advisory services. These services include mergers and acquisitions, divestiture support, capital funding assistance and financial management consulting. To learn more, visit www.ksmta.com.

About Katz, Sapper & Miller, LLP
Katz, Sapper & Miller is the largest Indianapolis-based accounting firm. In business since 1942, the firm has earned a reputation as a leader in the areas of accounting, audit, tax and consulting services for the transportation and logistics industry. Ranked among the top 65 accounting firms by Public Accounting Report, the firm was also named one of the “Best of the Best” accounting firms in the nation by INSIDE Public Accounting magazine. Katz, Sapper & Miller is an independent member of Nexia International, a leading global organization of independent accounting and consulting firms. To learn more, visit www.ksmcpa.com.