Technology news and briefs for the week of Nov. 21:
Dossier Systems acquiredDossier Systems, a provider of fleet maintenance management software, has been acquired by AMCS, global supplier of integrated software and vehicle technology for the waste, recycling and resource industries, based in Ireland.
Dossier’s cloud-based solution automates the control and administration of fleet vehicles and other assets using real-time data to unlock hidden productivity and cost savings potential through customizable reports.
Jimmy Martin, CEO and founder of the AMCS Group, said the acquisition will enable his company to deliver and support Dossier’s unique SaaS solution for fleet maintenance on a global scale. "We will be bringing the solution to the AMCS Platform where we envision integrations with our current solutions including ERP, smart dispatch, mobile workforce, vehicle technology and route optimization," he said. "So customers can benefit from a unique set of integrated capabilities.
Axele upgrades its TMSTransportation Management System (TMS) company Axele has upgraded its TMS software to include new integrations for factoring and load boards and new features for dispatch and settlement.
The upgrade includes:
• A new dashboard KPIs for safety and preventive maintenance issues. This dashboard will show the number of drivers, tractors, and trailers having warning and critical issues to help with safety and preventive maintenance. The Assets, Drivers, Tractors, and Trailers list pages will show the counts of warning and critical issues.
• Integration with TAFS factoring. TAFS will advance payments with a one-hour advance option so that trucking companies will get their money faster, improving cash flow. Rather than waiting for a customer to remit payments TAFS quickly advances a percentage of the invoice. This steady cash flow helps fund critical business expenses such as payroll, fuel, insurance, and maintenance. Axele’s integration with TAFS automates the process for carriers to submit documentation to TAFS, which means carriers get paid even faster.
• Loadboard Integrations. Loadsmart load board provides free truckloads to help carriers find the correct freight to keep trucks full; 123Loadboard load board is a freight matching marketplace to find loads and truck freight; C.H. Robinson load board provides a large number of load opportunities across North America.
• Connection to the Verizon Connect Marketplace. Axele integrates Hours of Service (HOS) data directly from Verizon Connect so that dispatchers can find the right load for their drivers and the correct driver for the load considering available HOS, driver preferences, load profitability, and more. Axele’s partnership with Verizon Connect and inclusion within its marketplace means carriers can maximize their driver schedules with the most profitable loads and provide accurate ETAs to shippers and brokers with automated tracking links.
New features are Dispatcher Commission, which allows companies to manage dispatcher commission calculations on each load and add payment terms for each dispatcher; Tractor Settlement, enabling users to create custom tractor settlements for tractor owners by adding payment terms for each tractor; and New Load Templates in which users create and save templates for commonly repeated loads, thereby reducing the time to create loads even further.
The Axele TMS now supports the Texas DOT ruleset for carriers who comply with federal FMCSA and Texas ELD rulesets. The rulesets can be applied by driver.