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It Takes a Platform to Platoon

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 17, 2019

Motor carriers with regional and long-distance operations may soon be using a technology that can increase the fuel efficiency of semi-trailers by 7% on average.

A “confidence report” published by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NAFCE) in 2016 lists the fuel savings of two-truck platooning technology at 4% for the lead vehicle and 10% for the following vehicle.

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Topics: Transportation Technology

Canada’s Economic Outlook:  Opportunity on the Western Front?

Posted by TMW Systems on Jan 10, 2019

Local and regional freight haulers cannot afford to bet their business success on forecasts about national economic activity. Despite rosy forecasts for the Canadian economy, transporters of oil and lumber in western provinces are dealing with falling volumes driven by North American and international factors.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Transport Economy

2018: Our Year in Review

Posted by TMW Systems on Dec 13, 2018

  

You’ve Made Our Blog Award Winning!

To our subscribers and to other readers, your interest and social media shares for topics related to transportation services have gained us added notice and credibility. Thank you. For 2019, we encourage you to check us out weekly. Interact with us; make your voice known in the comment section of the blogs you read. And, please continue to share our thought-provoking, relevant work with your colleagues.

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Topics: Transportation Technology

TMS Implementation: Prepping Your Organization for Change

Posted by TMW Systems on Oct 25, 2018

We all fall into certain habits: Whether it’s the time for rising each day, our breakfast choices or the way to tackle our work. Sometimes it’s good to have a steady routine. Other times, a routine can be static and prevent us from living life and performing business tasks more efficiently.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Transportation Management Software

Recap: 2018 in.sight User Conference + Expo

Posted by TMW Systems on Sep 27, 2018

Cutting-edge technology, “Wow” factor demos, class sessions and a former astronaut.

There was never a dull moment at the 2018 in.sight user conference +expo hosted in Houston during third quarter. Customers from all over the US and Canada experienced a convergence of technology designed specifically for the transportation industry.

Front and center in the exhibit hall at the George R. Brown Convention, Trimble Transportation Enterprise (formerly TMW Systems) and Trimble Transportation Mobility (formerly PeopleNet) were on full display with an integrated market identity, solution set and support network.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, in.sight

The Homeland Security Clarion Call: Lead on Blockchain Development

Posted by TMW Systems on May 15, 2018

In a speech addressing Congress on May 8, Douglas Maughan urged the US to lead the way on blockchain development by calling it the “technology of the future.” As the Division Director of Science and Technology for the US Department of Homeland Security, Maughan met with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to highlight the benefits of blockchain in business applications--particularly in shipping, logistics and customs--with an emphasis on supply chain management.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

Emerging Tech: Driving New Advancements

Posted by TMW Systems on Mar 08, 2018

Nothing in business is certain, especially in one as highly competitive as transportation and logistics. To stay viable, companies must continuously adapt and keep technology current to meet new challenges and opportunities head on.

In 2018 and beyond there will be plenty of both. Here are a few emerging technologies and trends that will likely become part of your playbook during the next year or two. 

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Final Mile, Blockchain Technology

Just the Basics: Technology Improves Broker-Carrier Communications

Posted by TMW Systems on Feb 22, 2018

Transportation brokerage is all about relationships—and that means it’s also about communications. To match loads with the right capacity and make sure all the details of a shipment go well, you must find out as much as you can about the needs of both your shippers and your carriers.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Freight Broker Software

Transportation and Cryptocurrencies

Posted by Joe DeBoth on Feb 01, 2018

Transportation has yet to experience any major transformation from Blockchain, yet certain blueprints and ideas keep flowing from published articles. There seems to be no end in sight for the changing price of a Bitcoin, and new cryptocurrencies seemingly emerge every month. Is there a permanent home for cryptocurrency and its underlying Blockchain technology in Transportation?

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology

For CFOs Only: When Blockchain Meets Accounting

Posted by Joe DeBoth on Jan 11, 2018

When Blockchain was introduced to me by Timothy Leonard, CTO at TMW Systems, I immediately thought of a Lego set tucked away in my son’s closet. As I listened and researched, I quickly learned that my initial analogy helped my financial mind understand a very complex technical concept.

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Topics: Transportation Technology, Blockchain Technology