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For Optimization, Quality Distribution, Inc., Implements IDSC ExpertFuel

Thursday, April 9, 2009

With 800 power units, Quality Distribution, Inc., is headquartered in Tampa, FL. The company is a recognized leader in bulk transportation and related services. The company's portfolio of services includes: liquid and dry bulk trucking and rail transfer facilities; public tank cleaning services plus; container depots, shuttle services as well as maintenance and repair.

TMW Systems, Inc., welcomes Quality Distribution, Inc., as a new customer using IDSC ExpertFuel®, the leading fuel optimization software. Engineered to work seamlessly with legacy systems and technology infrastructures, IDSC ExpertFuel will interface with the company's existing technology.

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 including:

  • Current fuel prices, fuel level, vehicle fuel consumption, fuel network implications
  • State tax implications
  • Out-of-route miles, route policies
  • Terminal fueling and tank fill policies
  • Driver amenities

TMW acquired Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) and their decision support software offerings including IDSC Netwise, IDSC MatchAdvice and IDSC TripAlert, in 2007.

About TMW Systems, Inc.

TMW Systems, Inc., is committed to delivering technologies that help companies in transportation services to seize market opportunities while improving profitability, asset productivity and their return on information. TMW customers can be found in trucking, 3PL, private fleet, brokerage, construction, ready mix, municipal fleet, heavy-duty repair and waste management sectors. With offices in Cleveland, OH; Durham, NC; Indianapolis, IN; Dallas, TX; and Vancouver, BC; TMW currently serves more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.1 million assets in North America, Europe, China and Latin America.