TMW Launches New Points of Interest Feature for FinalMile Solution
Friday April, 13 2018
TMW, a Trimble brand and leading provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation, logistics, wholesaling and distribution industries, announced a new feature for its TMW FinalMile DRTrack solution. The new Points of Interest (POI) feature enables users to identify and save physical locations not associated with an address on a map as POIs in a manner similar to the use of a regular address when assigning and routing orders in DRTrack, a fleet tracking and reporting tool that works with DirectRoute.
The new feature is designed to be a notable time-saver for people who ever need to manually geocode orders. With POI, users will be able to easily add locations when addresses are not available yet, such as a home in a new construction neighborhood. POI is also useful when directions are given instead of an address such as “the destination is 2.3 miles past White Rock Road on Route 5.”
“The Points of Interest feature will be especially beneficial for the construction transportation sector, because their drivers are frequently making deliveries to addresses that don’t exist yet,” said Brian Larwig, vice president and general manager of TMW FinalMile. “The application enables dispatchers to drop a pin on a map, and that location will be saved as a point of interest for future routing and deliveries to that new location.”
New capabilities of the Points of Interest feature include:
Update the coordinates for multiple unloaded orders at the same time
Drag and drop a pin on a map to save a new location
Use longitude and latitude to fine-tune a location
Assign POIs to unloaded orders from anywhere in DRTrack
Give a unique name to each POI and save it in a library for reuse and refinement
“Points of Interest can be accessed from several pages within DRTrack,” Larwig said. “It was designed with ease of use in mind, and I think it will definitely make the job easier for dispatchers and drivers.”
TMW is working to transform the way the world moves freight through innovative, transactional, visibility, decision support and optimization solutions. TMW provides software for end-to-end transportation management, asset maintenance, fleet management, business intelligence, bid management, freight visibility, and final mile delivery. TMW’s trucking software solutions are unmatched in the industry: providing predictive, prescriptive and automated analytics that empower users to make better data-driven decisions for their businesses. TMW is at the forefront of leading innovation through initiatives including serving as a charter member of the Blockchain in Transportation Alliance (BiTA) and Blockchain Engineering Standards for Transportation and Logistics (BEST-L) along with holding its annual in.sight user conference. With over 2,000 customers, TMW is a Trimble brand (NASDAQ: TRMB) with offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, Vancouver, and Melbourne (Australia).