MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Cancom Tracking, a mobile communications provider for the Canadian transportation industry, has announced Tailwind Management Systems Inc. has become a Cancom Certified Software Partner.
Tailwind Management is a supplier of transportation management software to the North American trucking industry and manages all aspects of trucking operations and administration.
Working with Cancom Tracking’s patented “Circle of Service”, Tailwind manages the information provided by drivers with their software using CMS’s message management module. Drivers will be able to update shipment status and receive load assignments through OmniTRACS.
OmniTRACS also transmits vehicle-positioning information that can be integrated into the Tailwind software. Most of the information currently entered by drivers and dispatchers will be captured, transferred via OmniTRACS, and then updated automatically into CMS. Company officials say this will save countless hours of mundane entry allowing the dispatch to find back-hauls as well as additional partial shipments, thereby helping the carrier to reduce empty miles while maximizing trailer capacity and revenue.
“At Tailwind, meeting our clients’ needs and exceeding their expectations is always a priority,” said Peter Bryant, Tailwind president. “As a Software Partner with Cancom we have added a new level to our unique line of features by enabling our clients to communicate easily with their fleets and have enhanced real-time management and tracking.”
“We have a number of Cancom customers currently using Tailwinds’ software, so we are pleased to be able to certify them as Software Partners. Integration is becoming imperative; it is difficult for transportation companies to remain competitive if they operate piece meal. Having all aspects of their operations streamlined naturally makes operations more efficient,” said Mike Ham, vice president of Cancom Tracking.
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