Exception Monitor for Trip Status
TripAlert makes your truck tracking GPS systems smarter, to improve utilization and reduce service exceptions. With route plan monitoring, it tracks your vehicles in real time against the approved and dispatched route to spot OOR problems as they occur. With order and trip knowledge from your dispatch system, TripAlert also projects late loads to send early warnings and identifies swap opportunities for loads to help you maximize utilization.
Are your trucks where they should be? That’s more useful information to a busy dispatch center than simply knowing where vehicles are, which most GPS tracking systems can provide. TripAlert from TMW makes sure that your dispatchers know if the truck will be on time and if your driver has the hours left to actually complete the run. You’ll know when a driver is heading out-of-route in time to find out why and do something about it. You’ll know hours in advance that your driver will have to be on a mandatory rest period instead of arriving at the consignee as scheduled. Improve your asset utilization and driver productivity with more frequent load swaps, because TripAlert makes good swap opportunities so easy to spot and plan for.
Connected to your dispatch software, TripAlert generates the most efficient route line as soon as you dispatch a driver. Then it monitors vehicle location continuously through your truck tracking data to spot out-of-route activity. Reducing unauthorized and wasteful out-of-route occurrences can produce substantial savings in fuel and driving time while boosting utilization.
TripAlert sends warnings to key stakeholders like your dispatchers and CSRs as email alerts when it spots trends that lead to service exceptions. Contributing factors, like transit delays, excessive dwell and unplanned service events, might be easy for dispatchers to miss in simple mapping displays of truck location, but TripAlert sees everything so you have time to react before the situation gets out of hand.
How does TripAlert generate ROI for you? Based on our customers’ experiences, even a modest expectation might be saving $960 per truck per year in reduced out-of-route miles, assuming an average of 200 miles per month in reduced OOR, multiplied by a $0.40 variable cost per mile. That’s $80 per month and $960 per year. If you have 200 trucks in your fleet, you might realize a total savings of $192,000 in one year.
- Leverage the full power of your dispatch and truck tracking systems
- Tie routing, dispatch and GPS systems together for true, real-time asset tracking
- Notify dispatchers automatically by email as problems are developing
- Improve utilization with automatic swap opportunity notices
- Coach drivers and dispatchers with extensive trip reporting, both real-time and historical