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Transplace adds real-time visibility to TMS offerings

July 16, 2019
Transplace plans to provide real-time visibility as a standard feature for all its TMS customers.

Transplace, a provider of transportation management services and logistics technology solutions, says it plans to 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 standard capability for its logistics services and technology offering, Transplace claims it will provide current and future customers with “unprecedented” coverage and drive consistency in their track and trace execution. Customers now will be able to view a large percentage of their freight with greater efficiency and coverage at a lesser overall cost, the company said, resulting in superior differentiation and return on investment.

Transplace is leveraging Descartes MacroPoint as its prime real-time visibility partner. Integration of MacroPoint into its TMS and managed services solutions will enable Transplace to deliver consistent and reliable real-time shipment tracking leveraging all of the carriers MacroPoint supports, Transplace maintained. It plans to roll out the solution for truckload (TL) shipments in the US and Canada by January 2020, and will expand the offering to Mexico and other geographies, as well as other modes in the future.

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,” said Frank McGuigan, CEO of Transplace. “And though our control tower has always provided visibility for our customers’ most service-intensive shipments, we believe that the speed and accuracy of the technology has evolved to the point that, when applied across our $9 billion transportation network, it will enhance both our AI-powered service prediction capability as well as our Network Continuous Move solution.”  

Transplace said integrating real-time visibility extends its efforts to apply the benefits of machine learning and data science to help shippers take a more predictive and proactive approach to supply chain management.

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

“Expanding our relationship to make real-time tracking the norm allows Transplace and Descartes to deliver even greater value to the market,” said Edward J Ryan, CEO of Descartes. “Through our Descartes MacroPoint technology and network, Transplace can offer comprehensive visibility, opening new opportunities for efficiency, automation and predictive analytics to their customers.”

To learn more about Transplace’s logistics technology services, visit

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