TMW Systems, Inc., the largest provider of enterprise management software designed specifically for the transportation industry, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Since it began on April 2, 1983, TMW has grown to more than 1,600 customers. Today, TMW’s carriers haul over a billion tons of freight every year.
According to David Wangler, TMW’s president and CEO, this sustained success is linked directly to the strong relationships between the company and its customers. “Many of our customers have been with us for years because we have built a culture based upon understanding their needs and delivering practical solutions that deliver results. Going forward our mission remains clear – providing customer-driven solutions that help companies take better advantage of market opportunities, improve asset productivity and gain a better return on information,” he says.
TMW has expanded its offerings from the initial dispatch software of 25 years ago to a wide range of solutions driven by market need. Today’s offerings include the enterprise-wide TMWSuite, TL2000 and TruckMate management solutions, that fleets rely upon to run their businesses as well as focused products like IDSC ExpertFuel that allows companies to reduce fuel costs an average of $0.04 to 0.07 per gallon, MatchAdvice whose advanced algorithms allow fleet managers to achieve the optimal use of their assets and TMT Asset Maintenance which gives maintenance managers the power to ensure the availability of assets in the most cost effective manner.
“I recall my dream of wanting to make an honest contribution back in 1983 and I still feel that way today,” said Tom Weisz, founder and chairman of TMW. “I am proud to say that what we are doing today at TMW has far exceeded my expectations of 25 years ago.”
On September 1, 1984, Robin Transport, now Bavarian Motor Transport, went live using the first version of TMW’s dispatch software. Almost six years later, the company’s then current dispatch system was implemented in action by the U.S. Army as its standard peace-time/go-to-war operational system. This platform saw action in Germany during Operation Desert Storm in 1990 and in Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Farewell in 1991. Over the next 10 years, TMW saw its customer base climb to nearly 400 companies, introduced TMW Suite, announced a new initiative focused on tracking and tracing assets via the Internet, and crossed the Atlantic Ocean to begin operations in Western Europe.
Since celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2003, TMW has experienced tremendous growth, with an average organic growth rate in excess of 20 percent in each year. New products such as ResultsNow, The Dawg, DriverZone, DriverSeat, D