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What Are the Benefits of TMS Real-Time Tracking?

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The trucking, logistics and fleet management industries are fast-paced fields and customers expect up-to-date information on shipments in real time. With this in mind, real-time visibility into your shipments is no longer a luxury - it's a necessity for your success. Have you ever placed an Amazon order and wondered where your package is, or if it will arrive on time? Real-time Transportation Management System (TMS) tracking can help alleviate these concerns and unlock a wealth of benefits for trucking and freight companies like yours.

Let's explore the benefits of TMS real-time tracking, offered by providers like TransPlus, and how it has become an essential tool for trucking businesses of all sizes!

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How Do Real-Time Tracking and EDI Benefit Trucking Companies?

Efficiency is the key to success in the trucking industry.

A pair of innovative solutions are revolutionizing how trucking companies operate - real-time tracking and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Real-time tracking provides constant visibility into a truck's location and cargo status. TransPlus Fleet Manager employs Dispatch, Track, and Trace functionality to provide complete visibility of your trucks and cargo with real-time updates at each location. This visibility translates to improved customer service at every turn.

EDI is a computerized exchange of standard business documents that facilitates seamless electronic communication between carriers, shippers, and brokers. By automating tasks like order processing and invoicing, EDI eliminates paperwork headaches for trucking companies, saving them time and money and can provide real-time, field-level updates on load changes.

Why Is Real-Time Tracking Important for Trucking Companies?

Real-time tracking is about much more than simply knowing where your trucks and shipments are - it provides a wealth of real advantages that you need to consider when choosing a TMS provider. Here is a short list of the benefits of real-time tracking and why it may be a valuable tool for your business.

  • Improved Visibility - A TMS provider with real-time tracking provides improved visibility of shipments, trucks, drivers, and more. With this information, you can better manage your fleet and your schedules.
  • Improved Customer Service - High-quality customer service is key to the success of any business and with real-time tracking, customers may receive frequent updates on shipment location and estimated arrival times, keeping them informed and satisfied.
  • Increased Efficiency - Real-time tracking with mileage and route planning capabilities can help you optimize routes based on real-time traffic conditions, minimize delays, and maximize delivery times.
  • Increased Security - Knowing exactly where your trucks are located provides peace of mind and allows for faster response in case of any unexpected situations or emergencies.
  • Improved Inventory Management - Do you have inventory to manage in addition to your fleet? Knowing when a delivery reaches its destination makes it easier to monitor and manage inventory for your business. 

READ MORE: What Are the Top Transportation Management Software Providers?

Real-time TMS tracking is much more than a fad, it's a strategic advantage for your trucking business and you may be asking - what are the benefits of TMS real-time tracking? The benefits for trucking companies are undeniable and we can help at TransPlus.

Contact TransPlus today and discover how a  quality TMS platform with real-time tracking capabilities can transform your trucking operations!

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