TMW Systems introduced TruETA, a trip planning and execution tool that calculates estimated time of arrival for each stop along a commercial truck’s route.
Available to users of TMW’s IES, TMW.Suite, TMWSuite and TruckMate transportation management solutions, TruETA is a cloud-based solution that automates the calculation of ETAs based on current vehicle position, PeopleNet driver hours of service and real-time and predictive traffic patterns. The solution also generates red-yellow-green alerts indicating the likelihood of each vehicle to meet its customers’ scheduled delivery times, reducing the need for dispatcher-driver phone calls and mobile communications messages.
Commercial and private fleets can use TruETA to help reduce operating costs while improving on-time delivery performance, according to West. The tool replaces the “local knowledge” and manual data entry with automated, fact-based calculations derived from current vehicle location, updated hours of service information, and the PC*MILER commercial truck routing engine from ALK Technologies, which includes real-time and predictive traffic speeds along each assigned route. In addition, TruETA utilizes the ALK Maps commercial mapping platform to visualize live traffic flows, as well as weather overlays of current conditions including radar, cloud cover, alerts and road surface conditions to quickly identify potential scheduling issues.