Highly advanced rating engine and optimization algorithm enable non-asset businesses to accurately model customer and carrier contracts, streamline planning
NASHVILLE, TN – September 27, 2016 — Trimble Transportation today announced the integration of the 3G-TM rating engine and advanced load planning/optimization features into the company’s TMWSuite® and TruckMate® TMS solutions. This enhancement enables non-asset and blended transportation businesses to quickly and accurately model customer and carrier rate contracts across all modes and minimize the complexity associated with planning, executing and managing shipments. The announcement was made in conjunction with this week’s PeopleNet® and TMW in.sight User Conference // Expo in Nashville.
The 3G-TM rating engine and optimization algorithm were developed under the direction of TMS pioneer Mitch Weseley. In addition to serving the needs of brokers and 3PLs, the integration of these capabilities into the TMWSuite and TruckMate platforms provides the first single-source solutions for running both asset-based and non-asset transportation service organizations – a key capability in light of the continued convergence of motor carriers, brokers and 3PLs.
“By integrating these solutions, we now offer the best of all worlds to current and future customers – world-class multi-mode rating and planning combined with the comprehensive order management, execution, back-office and other capabilities of our best-of-breed TMS solutions,” said David Wangler, president of Trimble Transportation. “Our investment in the 3G-TM integration will enable both asset- and non-asset-based businesses to expand their services, enhance their competitive advantage and increase the return on their technology investment.”
The new TMW with Enhanced Rating feature for truckload, LTL and parcel shipments enables TMWSuite and TruckMate users to more quickly and accurately calculate actual costs in advance for carrier/service selection. This powerful tool helps brokers, 3PLs and other users more easily plan executable loads, reduce freight expense and manage complex carrier and customer contracts that can translate to improved margins. Additionally, by leveraging both 3G-TM rating and planning through their TMW platforms, users can support electronic order entry uploads, better analyze spot markets and cover more loads through operational efficiencies.
The TMW with Advanced Load Planning feature is built around a comprehensive set of algorithms designed to minimize transportation spend and dramatically enhance service levels to customers. Users can factor in all modes and carriers as well as multi-stops and pool distributions in building optimal, executable loads based on savings, real-time constraints, parameters and routing guides. It easily accommodates the multiple, rapid changes in orders common to today’s dynamic business environment.
“These powerful new capabilities address the real-world challenges and operating requirements of today’s logistics planners,” Wangler said. “Unlike other solutions, our integrated solutions don’t force users to change their processes, but rather speed and enrich workflows for greater efficiency and competitiveness. They will now be able to rate and plan in ways that best reflect the needs of their businesses and their customers.”
To learn more about the TMWSuite and TruckMate TMS solutions with these new rating and planning capabilities, please visit the TMW exhibit (No. 110) during the in.sight User Conference // Expo, contact your TMW representative or call (800) 401-6682.
About Trimble Transportation
TMW is a leading transportation software provider to commercial and private fleets, brokerage and 3PL organizations. Founded in 1983, TMW has focused on providing enterprise software to the transportation industry, including asset-based and non-asset-based operations as well as heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Vancouver, the company serves over 2,000 customers, including many of the largest, most sophisticated and complex transportation service companies in North America. TMW is a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and part of the international Transportation and Logistics Division.