The world of carriers is a whirlwind of challenges and constant change. In this dynamic landscape, a Transportation Management System (TMS) is a carrier's trusty companion, providing the software tools they need to operate efficiently and profitably. However, as technology evolves, so do the opportunities for improvement. Enter Axle, a revolutionary force that harnesses real-time, granular vehicle data to supercharge TMS capabilities.
Axle allows a TMS to build better products with nuanced data to inform decisions.
In this blog post, we'll explore the current challenges faced by TMS solutions and how Axle can elevate these offerings.
For carriers, a TMS is the backbone of their operations. It plays a pivotal role in forecasting network needs, optimizing routes, automating processes (such as load booking), and handling payments and settlements. Surveys, like the one conducted by InMotion Global in 2018, reveal that larger trucking companies, with 20+ trucks, boast over 90% TMS adoption.
However, an outdated TMS can shackle carriers with limited flexibility and soaring costs, leading to frustration and financial strain.
To unlock the full potential of a TMS, we must delve into the following areas:
Axle emerges as the trusty friend in this narrative, equipped with access to over 40 telematics and ELD providers. This wealth of data includes historical and real-time fleet visibility, HOS events, safety events, IFTA compliance data, and workflow automations. Accessible through APIs with granular updates, let's unravel how Axle addresses these challenges:
Axle is a critical pillar in the ever-evolving world of TMS solutions, offering carriers the tools they need to overcome challenges and seize opportunities for optimization. By unlocking the potential of telematics data, Axle transforms carrier onboarding, route planning, and manual processes into seamless, efficient operations. As the TMS landscape continues to evolve, Axle stands as the compass guiding carriers toward a future brimming with efficiency and profitability.