Trimble adds new TMS modules for fuel, LTL haulers

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Updated Sep 19, 2018
Ray West, senior vice president and general manager of TMS solutions, Trimble Transportation Enterprise.Ray West, senior vice president and general manager of TMS solutions, Trimble Transportation Enterprise.

At Trimble’s third annual in.sight user conference and expo, the company announced a number of modules and enhancements to software in its Transportation Enterprise division, formerly known as TMW Systems.

Fuel carriers now have the option to use a new Fuel TMS Degree Day Forecaster module to better monitor the fuel consumption and manage deliveries for their customers based on accurate data.

The SaaS-based tool is designed to stabilize heating fuel distributions in times of severe weather and emergencies by giving carriers more accurate data to plan routes according to customer demand.

“The Degree Day Forecaster module was specifically designed to address some of the challenges that carriers in the energy sector face,” said Ray West, senior vice president and general manager of TMS solutions, Trimble Transportation Enterprise.

Also, an enhanced Fuel TMS module incorporates fuel demand monitoring, order creation, planning and asset management. Trimble says dispatchers using the module can handle more site demand and more efficiently schedule and increase the percent of loaded miles.

A replenishment forecasting tool allows customers, in a near real-time manner, to automatically build right-sized orders to fulfill demand against tank information.

A new TMW Go! Fuel mobile application enables dispatchers and drivers to access the system outside the office or cab. Drivers can perform the basic functions of a fuel delivery driver while away from the on-board computer in the truck, as well as view and update their trips and provide information about their own intentions for rest and fuel stops.

A new module, LTL Operations for TMW.Suite, operates within Trimble’s original TMS system for truckload providers — TMW.Suite — to enable users to manage their LTL operations in one system. Trimble customers with a variety of business lines, such as full truckload and LTL capabilities, can manage all of their processes in the same dashboard.

TMW Mobile Imaging and TMW.Suite Cloud Imaging products were created with an integration to TMW Suite to relieve manual document collection and management processes.

The products correctly match images to the correct loads based on required data in the Transportation Management System (TMS).