Eric Van Egeren | FleetOwner
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Fleets Explained: What is a TMS?

June 3, 2024
Transportation management systems are a must-have technology for motor carriers operating multiple vehicles. A TMS acts as a centralized program to coordinate data collection and automate countless tasks.

A transportation management system, or TMS, is a software program that manages transportation operations.

For fleets, a TMS acts as a centralized program that coordinates data collection and automates tasks across nearly every aspect of fleet operations. A TMS can communicate with a fleet’s other software programs, including telematics platforms, invoicing software, dispatcher-driver communications systems, and more.

Some companies, including shippers, will integrate a TMS within their enterprise resource planning or supply chain management programs. These systems are quickly becoming a ‘must-have’ technology for motor carriers operating multiple trucks.  

See also: Product Spotlight: Transportation management systems

About the Author

Jeremy Wolfe | Editor

Editor Jeremy Wolfe joined the FleetOwner team in February 2024. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with majors in English and Philosophy. He previously served as Editor for Endeavor Business Media's Water Group publications.

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