Trucking Management System Trends & Solutions
The automation and digitization of information is one of the most important trends in business today, and its impact on the trucking transportation industry is no exception. For as long as goods have been moved from one location to another, there has been a trail of paperwork to accompany those goods. While trucking companies have historically used little-to-no technology to manage their paperwork, the use of transportation management software (TMS) to digitize and automate shipping information is on the rise and will benefit every participant in the trucking industry.
In an industry where consumers want goods moved faster and cheaper, progressive technology solutions tend to fall by the wayside since it requires extra time to identify and implement new solutions. Unfortunately, this has led to both time and money waste in an industry that has thin margins and high capital expenses.
The current use of paper-based systems in the trucking industry cost trucking operations money. But many small truck operations feel they can’t utilize technology due to start-up and implementation costs as well as lack of truck driver buy-in. In turn, these operations are forced to use paper-based invoicing, tracking, etc. that meets the minimum shipping requirements.
When a truck brokerage has 50 smaller truck-owner operations who aren’t using technology, or some who are using different technologies, the brokerage isn’t incentivized to create different processes for everyone. What ends up happening is the brokerage will standardize on the least tech-intensive process to accommodate the person in the supply chain with the lowest tolerance for technology and that’s a problem.
Additionally, truck drivers have lost their voice in the conversation. Typically, since they are at the end of the supply chain, although they may see a system that is inefficient in both time and money, they aren’t in a position to do anything about it.
Magnus has worked with many customers to automate and digitize their paper-based processes with single-click and app-based integrations. Utilizing hardware that already exists, smartphones, the Magnus TMS creates many benefits for their customers:
- Remove cost and time out of the entirety of your supply chain
- Ensure higher accuracy and more timeliness of information
Magnus prides itself on making all technology changes easier for their customers. The company has worked with many current customers to make the TMS transition as easy as possible by serving as the intermediary between truckers and truck owners in order to advocate for their customers to their customers and trading partners. This work has affected change within the industry in tangible and beneficial ways for everyone. All of this is possible because of Magnus’ established relationships in the trucking industry, their platform’s reputation as well as their experience in the trucking, logistics, software industry.