• Transportation Management System Dispatching

    Dispatching with TMS software can be challenging if the software is not able to give you the information you need in a format that you want. Dispatch Commodity has developed our Dispatching software around the idea of letting the user create a unique interface based on their needs to ensure they get the best experience when using our software.

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  • TMS Time Billing Software

    Time is a valuable resource especially when it comes to the trucking industry. There are several opportunities to make the most of a driver’s time and it can mean additional profitability for your trucking operation. Having a TMS software that can manage timecard type record keeping opens the door, not only to invoice customers for products hauled, but also time spent doing additional tasks for customers. Dispatch Commodity’s Timecard feature allows our customers to track and bill hours logged all within the same TMS.

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  • Transportation Management Software and Owner Operators

    Transportation Management Software (TMS) once was only available to larger fleets and trucking companies. Now with TMS being more accessible than ever some owner operators can utilize software to boost productivity and efficiency. Owner Operators are truck drivers who own and operate their own trucks and trailers. Normally, larger trucking companies will hire owner operators to help them when large influxes of demand occur and cannot be handled by the company owned fleet equipment and drivers.

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  • Trucking Software Essentials

    Finding the right software for your trucking company can be difficult and expensive. There are a few TMS (transportation management software) systems that manage most if not all the core functions to run a trucking company. With such a large variation of requirements for software depending on what your trucking company hauls and the distance you haul it, TMS systems normally are positioned towards a particular market. This means that you may still need additional software to manage certain tasks.

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  • E-Ticketing in Transportation Management Software

    E-Tickets (electronic tickets) have made bulk commodity hauling simpler and more efficient than the old-fashioned paper ticket. Paper tickets relied heavily on tidy data entry and organization which opened the door for human error. E-tickets have made a significant impact on operational efficiencies in a large variety of ways and here are a few of the biggest changes to bulk commodity hauling.

     

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  • Volume Reporting Software

    There are many different ways a report can be utilized in the day-to-day operations. Reports can provide the viewer important information for business decisions. Reporting on the various aspects of the business can be challenging for report creators. While one user may view the data for details on one facet, another may use the data for decision making. Every user wants the data displayed in the manner that makes the most sense for their role. Managers want graphs and charts of the profit margins and profitability of their assets.

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  • The Best Transportation Management Software for You

    The trucking industry is one of the most diverse sectors to work in. When people use the term “truck driver” that could mean anything from delivering packages to hauling bulk freight. With the current market conditions truck drivers of any kind are in high demand and some drivers are taking advantage of the opportunity and starting their own trucking businesses or buying their own equipment and joining an existing company as owner operators.

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  • Fuel Surcharge in Transportation Management Software

    Diesel prices are rising higher every day. As of this post, the average prices in Texas are at an astonishing $5.245 per gallon. These prices have a massive impact on the trucking industry for bulk commodity haulers both big and small. With fuel prices eating into profits across the board, it is the small trucking operations and owner operators that are taking the biggest financial hit. Sometimes smaller trucking companies are not able to land contracts that contain a Fuel Surcharge agreement.

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  • Device Management for Trucking Companies

    Making sure your company drivers have well maintained equipment while they are on the road can be difficult and costly. Keeping track of pre and post trip inspections, fuel cards, shop maintenance fees, etc. is enough to make a full-time job of all the policy and procedures. Unfortunately for most smaller trucking companies, this task usually falls on the carrier owner. On top of mechanical maintenance to simply keep trucks moving, carriers are being forced to integrate more electronic equipment into trucks for everything from eLogs to electronic ticketing.

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