Trimble unveils series of TMS upgrades

by Today's Trucking

Trimble has unveiled a series of enhancements to its Transportation Management System (TMS) portfolio including TMW.Suite, TruckMate, and Innovative IES.

A new integration with KeepTruckin’s mobile communication tools helps to leverage information including electronic logging device (ELD) data, geofencing, and messaging.

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Changes specific to the TruckMate platform, meanwhile, include an integration with project44, which offers access to rate quotes and helps to manage load tenders and acceptance. Brokers and 3PLs can access carriers directly within their TMS without needing individual connections.

Other enhancements to Container IQ will offer greater visibility into container locations. Intermodal fleets can use this information to set appointments with a port, authorize charges, and validate pickups.

TruckMate customers can also tap into the cloud-based WorkOptima to better manage documents, workflows and processes. The underlying automation improves accuracy, saves time, and reduces the errors and costs of paper-based workflows, Trimble says.

Meanwhile, the Innovative IES platform includes a flexible user interface, which allows users to drag and drop content into a format that works best for them. The content itself includes available loads, assigned orders, orders in progress and units, and users can also incorporate additional content such as reports, maps and graphs.

Rounding out the series of upgrades is a monthly fuel dispatch subscription service to improve planning and dispatching, streamline in-ground inventory management, and track fuel deliveries.  

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  • When will the quote and rate application process in TruckMate be amended to be more flexible to the market. It is too restrictive and difficult to manage any accessorial exceptions at the quotation level. The inability to easily make and control different $ or % in accessorial charges increased the admin and opportunity to make an error from what the client is expecting. Can outside rate tools be used instead of the old Maddox tool?