Yesterday LoadSmart wrote an article on How to use Technology to Prevent Delays in Holiday Deliveries and this is the technology we were talking about. TMW systems are being upgraded and trucking companies using the TMW software will now be able to use real time mapping software to plan their trucking routes more efficiently. The updated software technology actually comes from ALK technologies which, like TMW, is owned by geo-service giant Trimble.
Benefits of Using Upgraded TMW Technology
Up-to-date rerouting options based on other variable.
Interactive Street-level maps with satellite.
Real-time traffic and speed data.
Hazardous materials routing.
Data on rerouting percentages.
Review Driver Performance.
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With more and more data being collected and digital connections being formed in the trucking industry, we continue to rely on technology in this industry. Therefore, the question LoadSmart and fleet owners are asking is, how to back up our technology in case of technological gliches or failures? Here are the interesting facts on how the IT guys Sungard Availability Service look at it.
-Different trucking technologies need different backup and protection plans. Some technologies like payroll can be down for two days and its fine but if an entire plant is has a delivery failure because of glitch that needs to have “data replication” because certain trucking technologies can’t be down for even hours.
-The two “key metrics” are knowing 1.what the technology does and 2. how often it is used to determine how to back up it’s data. For more information go to Fleet Owner>>