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Real-time visibility

Transplace making real-time visibility standard, without fee, for managed transportation services and TMS customers


July 19, 2019
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Dallas, Texas – Transplace will provide real-time visibility as a standard feature, without any extra transaction or integration fee, for all of its managed transportation services and Transportation Management System (TMS) customers.

By including real-time visibility as a customary capability for its entire logistics services and technology offering, Transplace will be able to provide current and future customers with coverage and drive consistency in their track and trace execution. Customers will now be able to view a large percentage of their freight with greater efficiency and coverage at a lesser overall cost resulting in superior differentiation and return on investment.

As the first to include real-time visibility service as standard within TMS, Transplace is using Descartes MacroPoint as its prime real-time visibility partner. Integration of Descartes MacroPoint into its TMS and managed services solutions will enable Transplace to seamlessly deliver consistent and reliable real-time shipment tracking leveraging the hundreds of thousands of carriers Descartes MacroPoint supports.

Transplace will first roll out the solution for truckload (TL) shipments in the U.S. and Canada by January 2020, and will expand the offering to Mexico and other locations, as well as other modes in the future.

Frank McGuigan, CEO, Transplace, said “By making real-time visibility a core component of the Transplace Technology Platform, Transplace is providing an enterprise level, real-time control tower capability within reach for shippers of all sizes and scale.”

Transplace chose Descartes MacroPoint because of its ease of use, proven capabilities, extremely large, diverse network of carriers and connectivity with smaller fleets and owner-operators. The two companies have fostered a strong, beneficial relationship over the past four years, and this expanded alliance is a natural step in continuing to deliver outstanding and differentiating value to customers.