Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC), now a part of TMW Systems Inc., recently announced that R.E. West Inc., an interstate and intrastate truckload carrier based in Middle Tennessee that operates more than 130 power units, is a new customer of IDSC Expert Fuel.
TMW offers the full IDSC product line of optimization and decision support software designed for the truckload carrier. Engineered to work with legacy systems and technology infrastructures, IDSC Expert Fuel will interface with R.E. West’s existing technology, Innovative Enterprise Software and PeopleNet mobile communications.
IDSC Expert Fuel is a fuel optimization solution designed specifically for truckload carriers to minimize fuel costs and out-of-route miles. Drivers receive a fuel and route plan at the time of dispatch that tells the driver to buy the maximum number of gallons where fuel is cheap and the minimum where fuel is expensive. IDSC says fuel plans are generated using best-in-class fuel pricing/routing data and its unique algorithm to calculate all essential factors-in real time, and 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, state tax implications, fuel network implications, out-of-route miles, route policies, terminal fueling policies, tank fill policies and driver amenities. Expert Fuel is proven to save between 4 and 11 cents per gallon of diesel fuel whether fuel prices are high or low, the company says.