Xata Corporation, a provider of fleet optimization software, announced that its Xata Turnpike fleet management software is now integrated with TMWSuite transportation management software from TMW Systems to automate key functions throughout the load planning and back-end processes.
Xata says the Turnpike integration with TMWSuite provides fleets with functions and services for an end-to-end transportation process and is scalable for a wide range of customers, from regional brokers and 3PLs to national carriers with fleets ranging from 50 to 15,000 trucks.
“Our relationship with TMW Systems is very important, and we look forward to continue working with them across their various products serving the transportation industry to bring customers more cost-effective integrated solutions,” says Kirsten Lester, Xata senior integration program manager. “Xata is dedicated to partnering with industry leaders to develop integrated solutions for customers, extending the value of their technology investments.”
Scott Vanselous, chief marketing officer at TMW Systems, said the integration with the Xata Turnpike offering presents another affordable option for our TMWSuite customers. “We are committed to provide our customers out-of-the-box integrations to leading mobile communication systems.”
Powered by Xata Turnpike’s GPS data, TMWSuite can detect site arrival and departure events and update loads in Dispatch without manual intervention. Eliminating manual data entry by dispatchers based on check calls from drivers saves time for both drivers and dispatchers, and improves data accuracy, the company says.
“We originally purchased the Xata Turnpike product several years ago to manage driver logs, hours of service and fuel tax information for our private fleet. Now as a standalone brokerage and for-hire trucking company, we have implemented TMWSuite to manage all aspects of our brokerage and dispatch operations,” said Jason Meares, manager of transportation systems with Red Classic Transit. “By integrating Turnpike data into TMWSuite, we provide a streamlined solution for our dispatchers, referencing hours of service and tractor position information, saving them up to 30 minutes per day in planning, dispatching and order updates. In addition, the integration allows us to collect and report more data for each order with the level of accuracy our customers demand.”
Xata Turnpike’s HOS data also assists dispatchers with load planning by organizing driver availability based on available hours. When a dispatcher is planning a load, they can quickly determine which drivers are available, maximizing productivity.
The integrated system also shows remaining driver hours, stop arrivals and load completions in one screen. It also speeds billing and payroll processes by automating manual processes with Xata Turnpike data integration.