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Due to the new CO2 Emission Taxes, beginning on December 1, 2023, transportation businesses traveling through or to Germany may have to pay road tolls that are between 40% and 83% more expensive.
Empty Runs in Road Freight Logistics: How a Transport Management Platform (TMP) Can Help You Avoid Them
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using a transport management platform and how it can revolutionize logistics.
What does dispatching mean in freight forwarding? What are the tasks of a dispatcher? Learn more now!
Order management software is one of the most important aspects of transport logistics. This system helps you to keep track of all your orders, which can save you a lot of effort and time on a daily basis. Furthermore, it enables you to effectively complete order as rapidly as feasible. Therefore, when it comes to managing transport orders, having an order management software is crucial. Order Management systems frequently interact with Billing Software and have some feature overlap. Depending on the product or service offered and the amount of clients for whom the user must keep data, they also integrate with CRM software and ERP systems.
Truck dispatching is undoubtedly a challenging position that demands a lot of responsibility and, therefore, a high-level of organization, focus and patience. Truck dispatchers are expected to deal with a huge volume of requests on a daily basis. For this reason, we show you the essential tips to make your daily work easier.
The cost situation in the transport industry is constantly changing and one of the main reasons (besides driver shortages) for this is the fluctuating price of diesel. Fuel costs, along with vehicle and personnel costs, are one of the most important components of the freight price.
Many companies today consider transportation to be a key bottleneck in the supply chain. Most of them struggle to reduce costs and, at the same time, meet growing customer demands. This requires state-of-the-art transportation management technology including an Order Management System (OMS).
One of the most effective ways to achieve efficiency in road transportation industry is by implementing a trucking dispatch software solution. In this article, we will delve into the key benefits of using such software and how it can help streamline your operations.
Every transportation operation involves extensive preparation and successful execution. With the help of transportation apps, truck drivers can perform their tasks in the best possible way. From their smartphones, drivers can perform many activities simultaneously such as identifying truck stops, comparing fuel prices and staying connected.
There is a lot of misinformation in the industry about what a control tower actually does and offers companies with supply chains. Leaders in supply chain technology would be advised to consider its underlying capabilities rather than just looking at it from a technological perspective. Therefore, IMPARGO provides a closer look to the definition and applications of supply chain control towers in freight logistics.
In addition to a truck route planner, IMPARGO has other services such as a toll calculator, a TMS and a driver app to support the work of dispatchers in the best possible way.
Shippers tend to rely on manual or only partly digitized processes when it comes to their supply chain collaboration with carriers.
A dispatcher is a member of an organizational business unit who is responsible for the allocation of resources and goods. Dispatchers gather and process data to timely coordinate the actions of other employees (e.g. drivers) and assets (e.g. trucks). Several organizations use them to communicate information, guide people and coordinate their operations, including police and fire departments, emergency medical services, motorcycle couriers, taxicab providers, trucking companies, railroads, public utility agencies as well as production companies (see material dispatcher). In this article, we provide a much clearer description of the dispatchers’ duties in freight logistics.
Since October 1, 2021, there have been new truck toll rates in Germany. The toll fee percentage for infrastructure costs will be retroactively reduced starting on October 28, 2020. However, the percentage of costs attributable to air pollution is increasing. The toll rates per kilometer vary depending on the emission class and are typically slightly lower.
The terms telematics and fleet management are often used in road freight logistics. Although both notions appear to have some similarities, they are not exactly the same. Telematics and fleet management are two separate concepts. Therefore, it is crucial to distinguish between the two. In this article, we will examine the differences and similarities between the two concepts to define whether they can work together.
Telematics solutions help fleets run their businesses more profitably and have long been a big benefit to the trucking and transportation sectors. Telematic systems (when integrated with fleet management solutions) enable fleet operators and managers to enhance workflows and procedures and get the most out of their assets by providing crucial data and insights.
Even in the best of circumstances, managing a fleet of commercial vehicles can be difficult. The effort can quickly become intense when external factors like regulatory changes, uncertainties , and rising expenses are added in. When it comes to managing fleet management tasks, having a fleet management software can be very helpful.
Truck route planning is not a simple task that can be successfully handled by free maps applications such as Waze or Google Maps. There is a need for a professional tool that allows dispatchers to plan routes for the drivers, as well as calculate the right cost for submitting the transport offers.
We are really proud to announce the release of our new “Send” feature - the sharing functionality in the CargoApps Planner dashboard. This new feature helps dispatchers to send order information to the driver and your relevant contacts (partners, clients, drivers, etc.) within seconds.
TMS services have become crucially important for shippers to ensure that their logistics processes are working efficiently.
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Latest definition of a transportation management software (TMS). IMPARGO currently has both TMS for carriers (CargoApps) and TMS for shippers (ShipperPortal)
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Accelerate your growth with more revenue and less costs. With digitalization, transport companies can increase their profits by up to 7.500 euro per truck and year. Flexible web-based software solutions such as the CargoApps platform payoff from the very first vehicle.
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Find out who is affected, what the new tariff structure looks like and what effects it will have.
Here you will find an overview of the different toll systems in Europe.
The founder of IMPARGO GmbH Gerhard Hänel in conversation with Verkehrsrundschau.
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IMPARGOs Mission is to optimize the allocation of cargo and leftover cargo space to increase efficiency and utility for all involved parties.