W. N. Morehouse Upgrades With IDSC ExpertFuel Software for Compliance and Price

Thursday, August 28, 2008

With 90 power units and nearly 100 employees, W. N. Morehouse is based in Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1932, the company remains family-owned and is now under the leadership of Gerald C. Morehouse, president.

W. N. Morehouse Truck Line upgraded to an enterprise site license of IDSC ExpertFuel after using a web-based version of fuel purchase optimization software developed by the TMW Optimization Software group, formerly known as Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC).

Morehouse became a repeat customer this summer, after years of using a basic IDSC software package. "It worked great," explained Curt Morehouse, IT manager for W.N. Morehouse, which specializes in hauling refrigerated products throughout the Midwest. Morehouse indicated that an upgraded system was needed, in part, to track compliance. "TMW has the best price and the best system suitable for the smaller carrier, but with the same power the larger carriers are using," he said.

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 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.