TMW Systems and Rand McNally on Monday, Sept. 24, announced the availability of an integration between Rand McNally’s TPC 7600 and TND 760 mobile fleet solutions and TMW Systems Innovative release R9.5 transportation management software. The Innovative software includes Innovative Accss and Access Plus SaaS platforms as well as Innovative IES® for on-premise IBM i Systems.
Rand McNally, a longstanding technology partner of TMW Systems, has existing integrations with TMW Systems TruckMate, TMWSuite and TL2000 transportation management software products.
“Now we can accommodate any customer on any platform that TMW offers,” said Dave Muscatel, chief executive officer of Rand McNally. “Our ease of integration, along with the advantageous pricing and easy installation of our products, will make it easier than ever for fleets to generate the savings and efficiencies that mobile communications offers. In addition, fleets will be well positioned for the upcoming EOBR mandate.”
The Innovative IES integration, enabled by Rand McNally’s Connect Web portal and IBM i middleware software, is designed to enable:
• Text message communication pushed to the in-cab device from operations, reducing the need for telephone communication between dispatch and truck;
• Data on each vehicle’s position within operations to provide customer service, aid scheduling and tracking of out-of-route miles;
• Circle of Service form messaging for immediate communication of task completion and next steps; and
• Tracking miles in real time for fuel tax calculations, customer billing and operator settlements.
“The new integration with Rand McNally’s products creates additional options for our customers to incorporate valuable mobile communications in their business,” said Jennifer McQuiston, director, partner management, TMW Systems. “The critical information that moves between our Innovative IES system and the in-cab devices from Rand McNally can help carriers to improve driver and asset utilization, and streamline operations.”
The TND 760 is designed with a broad array of capabilities, including fleet communications via e-mail, driver and vehicle performance monitoring, electronic hours-of-service compliance and truck-specific navigation. Information on fleet activity is managed via Rand McNally’s Connect Web-based portal. The TPC 7600 offers a more robust enterprise platform with added benefits of scanning and tri-mode communication.