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The Key Benefits of TMS Integration

The dynamic environment in which transportation companies operate imposes quick obtaining of the information to make the right decisions at the right time. To collect and record transport data, Transportation Management Software usually allows integration with other vendors, such as ELD, GPS and factoring.

Integration with other tools enables you to cross-link data from multiple sources in one place. For instance, you can link data on issued orders, shipments, vehicles, drivers, expenses, revenues, salaries, etc. This will help in control and quality management of transport. After you finish the transport tour, the integration will enable analyzing the results from several perspectives.

So, TMS integration with other systems should provide greater efficiency, better operation control and optimal use of storage space. Let’s take a quick tour through the most important TMS integration.

ELD (Electronic Logging Device) integration

With the ELD system integration, you can track drivers’ GPS locations and drivers’ duty statuses. Also, you will automatically receive truck odometer readings. With integrated ELD, you can keep drivers safe on the road and achieve the following:

• Monitor and schedule compliance activities for your drivers
• Accidents and claims tracking and reporting
• Flags dispatch when scheduled activities are due
• Prevent HoS violation

GPS integration

GPS solutions for fleet management are usually applicable in all sorts of transportation, from private cars to trucks that drive huge mileages. GPS may contain various modules, customization software, and information reports. You can easily adapt these features to the needs of your fleet and receive the information you need to make key decisions.

Except for locating, monitoring and managing vehicles in real-time, GPS enables the archiving data to make various reports.

Some of the standard GPS features are:

• Track vehicle paths
• Tracking miles and working hours per driver and vehicle
• Sound warning to the driver when exceeding the vehicle’s maximum speed
• Engine rev control
• Gas pedal pressure
• Fuel level control
• Battery voltage

Integration of TMS with factoring software

The seamless integration of TMS and factoring will help you manage your invoicing and cash flow. For example, with the factoring platform, you can complete your load with a click on the “Get Paid” button. You don’t need paper, and you will always be on time.

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