For Optimization, D. M. Bowman, Inc., Selects IDSC ExpertFuel and IDSC TripAlert from TMW Systems
Monday, December 8, 2008
By operating 350 power units and with a strong focus on developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, D. M. Bowman, Inc., provides top-notch transportation, warehousing and logistics services. The Maryland-based company offers one-stop-shopping for customers nationwide, from regional van to short-haul bulk and flatbed service to warehousing and distribution.
TMW Systems, Inc., welcomes D. M. Bowman, Inc., as a new customer using IDSC ExpertFuel® and IDSC TripAlert®, leading fuel optimization software. Engineered to work seamlessly with legacy systems and technology infrastructures, IDSC ExpertFuel and IDSC TripAlert will interface with the company’s existing technology provided by QUALCOMM.
IDSC ExpertFuel is designed specifically for truckload carriers to minimize fuel costs and out-of-route miles. At dispatch, drivers receive a fuel/route plan detailing number of gallons to purchase at inexpensive and expensive stops. Using a unique algorithm to calculate all essential factors and best-in-class pricing/routing data, fuel plans are generated in real-time, in a matter of seconds. All relevant route and vehicle factors are considered in the solution.
IDSC TripAlert provides total visibility of assets and best-in-class exception and event management—it also increases driver time-at-home without impacting profit potential. IDSC TripAlert automatically identifies the locations and times when two power units will be feasible to swap load assignments. The software recognizes swap opportunities which improve utilization and on-time performance. And, IDSC TripAlert provides built-in capabilities to identify candidates for in-transit swaps—leveraging the data to maximize driver and equipment utilization, prevent service failures, and increase driver time at home.
TMW acquired Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) and their decision support software offerings including Netwise, MatchAdvice and ExpertFuel, in 2007.
About TMW Systems, Inc.
TMW Systems, Inc., is committed to delivering customer-driven solutions that help companies take better advantage of market opportunities, improve asset productivity and gain a better return on information. TMW’s solutions are focused in the commercial transportation industries. TMW customers come from trucking, 3PL, private fleet, construction, municipal, retail repair and waste management. With offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Durham, North Carolina.; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; and Vancouver, British Columbia; TMW currently serves more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.1 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America.