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Samsara

FrontRunners 2022

Samsara is a cloud-based fleet management solution that offers features such as GPS tracking, trailer tracking, dashboard camera, routing and dispatch, reefer monitoring and more. It is designed to help small and midsize fleet bus...Read more about Samsara

4.12 (241 reviews)

48 recommendations

Rose Rocket

Rose Rocket TMS is a transportation management software built for modern trucking companies and brokerages. The software helps you input orders, generate contracted rates and spot quotes, track & trace shipments, manage documents,...Read more about Rose Rocket

4.68 (28 reviews)

43 recommendations

Verizon Connect

Verizon Connect Reveal is a cloud-based electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management platform that provides GPS fleet tracking to help businesses gain a 360 overview of all fleet management operations. High-resolution maps...Read more about Verizon Connect

3.16 (772 reviews)

36 recommendations

Trimble TMS

Trimble TMS (formerly known as TMW Systems) solutions help carrier companies—large, small, and mid-sized— to keep their costs and services competitive while delivering significant value every day. Trimble TMS helps businesses with...Read more about Trimble TMS

3.63 (27 reviews)

33 recommendations

PCS TMS

FrontRunners 2022

PCS TMS is a transportation management system that helps businesses leverage artificial intelligence (AI) technology to handle and streamline shipping operations. Professionals can optimize routes, control inbound/outbound transpo...Read more about PCS TMS

4.73 (63 reviews)

30 recommendations

ASCEND

ASCEND is the proven, all-in-one fleet management platform helping complex on-road, construction, and mixed fleets of all sizes reduce risk and costs, optimize productivity, and delight customers. Bringing together flexible hardwa...Read more about ASCEND

5.00 (1 reviews)

21 recommendations

Dr Dispatch

Desktop self host OR Cloud based hosted TMS for Carriers/Brokers/3PL/Owner Operators or Dual authority. You can copy loads between the carrier/broker sides for the price of 1 company. In COVID our customers were able to temporar...Read more about Dr Dispatch

4.00 (2 reviews)

19 recommendations

Alvys

Alvys is an all-new Carrier Operating System that multiplies workflow productivity for asset based and non asset based transportation companies. Founded on trust, transparency and fairness, Alvys is on a mission to eliminate wast...Read more about Alvys

5.00 (3 reviews)

18 recommendations

Dossier Fleet Maintenance

Dossier is a hybrid fleet maintenance solution that helps fleet owners and managers to manage business operations involved in maintaining a fleet. Key features include a central automated dashboard, predictive scheduling and maint...Read more about Dossier Fleet Maintenance

4.67 (24 reviews)

10 recommendations

Eagle Eye Tracking

Are you struggling with communication misunderstandings, errors and oversights while managing your growing wheel-based mobile workforce? Are the tools you’re currently using adding stress to your life and not easily scalable for y...Read more about Eagle Eye Tracking

5.00 (3 reviews)

10 recommendations

Axon Trucking Software

Axon is a cloud-based and on-premise platform that helps small to large businesses in the transportation industry monitor and streamline fleet operations including maintenance, dispatching, billing and fleet accounting. It provide...Read more about Axon Trucking Software

5.00 (3 reviews)

9 recommendations

Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR

Teletrac Navman provides a cloud-based fleet management platform designed to help businesses capture fleet performance data including driver safety analytics, location tracking, job management, vehicle maintenance and compliance w...Read more about Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR

2.81 (42 reviews)

6 recommendations

TracxTMS

TracxTMS is a cloud-based logistics solution designed to help carriers and brokers manage all processes related to trucking and dispatching of consignments. The platform enables agents to quickly assign and track shipments, driver...Read more about TracxTMS

4.88 (8 reviews)

5 recommendations

Route4Me

FrontRunners 2022

Route4Me is a cloud-based fleet management solution designed for small, midsize and large businesses. Primary features include route planning and routing guides. It allows users to type-in or upload customer addresses and plan a r...Read more about Route4Me

4.43 (315 reviews)

4 recommendations

VestigeView

VestigeView is your defense against the hazards your drivers face every day with our customizable camera system and comprehensive GPS software. With Vestige, users can access Live audio and video feed or view historical events any...Read more about VestigeView

3.25 (4 reviews)

4 recommendations

Degama DTMS

Degama Dynamic Transportation Management System (DTMS) is a trucking management solution that helps businesses streamline operations related to routing, billing, fleet maintenance and more on a centralized platform. The order mana...Read more about Degama DTMS

4.00 (2 reviews)

4 recommendations

EROAD

EROAD is a cloud-based solution that enables businesses to streamline processes related to fleet management, tax reporting, maintenance scheduling and more. It helps managers locate drivers and assets across locations, record vehi...Read more about EROAD

4.50 (100 reviews)

3 recommendations

TruckSpy

FrontRunners 2022

Truckspy is a cloud-based solution that provides businesses with tools to manage fleet and streamline dispatch operations on a centralized platform. Professionals can monitor the performance of their fleet using actionable analyti...Read more about TruckSpy

4.80 (35 reviews)

3 recommendations

FASTER

FASTER is a fleet management system and a COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) enterprise system providing cradle-to-grave asset management. FASTER offers add-ons for telematics data utilization, asset sharing, fuel imports, and many m...Read more about FASTER

4.72 (25 reviews)

3 recommendations

DriveCam

Lytx is the world's leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety and productivity solutions for commercial and public sector fleets. Our unrivaled Driver Safety Program, powered by our best-in-class DriveCam® Event Reco...Read more about DriveCam

4.21 (28 reviews)

2 recommendations

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: September 27, 2022

We wrote this guide to help you determine what kind of system will best suit your organization. Trucking software helps land-based shipping companies and private fleets increase their operational efficiency through effective tracking, management and reporting of relevant data.

In order to help you navigate the trucking software market, we created this guide to help buyers like you in their quest to identify the best trucking solution among the dozens available.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

What Is Trucking Software?
Common functions of trucking software include:
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Market Trends to Understand

What Is Trucking Software?

Truck dispatch and routing software helps reduce trucking company operation costs by supporting you in tracking your assets and inventory, optimizing delivery routes and schedules and reducing risk factors associated with the freight and logistics business.

Real-time routing screenshot in WorkWave Route Manager

Real-time routing screenshot in WorkWave Route Manager

 

Common functions of trucking software include:

Dispatch and scheduling Assists with critical back office operations to monitor driver logs, schedule shipments and maintain other records.
Route planning and optimization Can identify the most efficient routes for drivers making multiple stops, often updating in real time to account for accidents, construction and bad weather.
GPS tracking Provides real-time updates of a driver’s physical location to the back office.
Asset management Assists users with tracking the physical assets—such as trucks, beds, parts and tools—in their operation.
Fleet maintenance Assists with tracking and scheduling maintenance for a company’s fleet. It can be setup to notify the back office when a truck is due for regular maintenance.
Compliance management Assists with monitoring driver habits such as their driving time, driving speed and frequency of stops. It can also assist with tracking drug tests for drivers.
Load optimization Assists with making the most use out of a truck’s cargo capacity by determining the most efficient ways to store physical goods without wasting space—think Tetris, but for trucking.
Accounting Most trucking software suites include accounting modules to assist with  processing invoices, receipts, expense tracking and International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) reports. Often these modules will integrate with standard accounting applications such as QuickBooks.

(Note: If you're part of a towing operation, see our tow truck management software guide.)

What Type of Buyer Are You?

In our experience, there are basically three types of buyers for trucking management software and dispatch programs:

Third-party logistics (3PL). Firms that transport cargo for other businesses tend to need software suites that offer all or most of the above listed applications and features. 3PL firms that specialize in LTL shipping typically need more advanced functionality from route planning and load optimization software. Larger 3PL firms typically need a more robust transportation management and/or warehouse management suite if they operate warehouses in addition to their fleet.

Private fleets. Firms that don’t outsource their transportation need a different type of solution than a 3PL firm. You may wish to consider an enterprise suite that’s targeted less on trucking and dispatch and more on the company’s core business (but still includes trucking management capabilities), or if you do decide to focus on trucking management, make sure the inventory control and accounting tie into the company’s other systems. You may also consider a suite developed specifically for fleet management.

Owner-operators. Truck drivers that own their own trucks and independently contract typically only need light software to assist with route planning, IFTA reports, expense tracking and load optimization.

Market Trends to Understand

When evaluating trucking company software, these are the market trends understand. You should be familiar with these trends as you evaluate trucking software reviews:

Regulatory compliance. In recent years, the federal government has enacted stricter regulations on the trucking industry, from reducing the number of hours that truck drivers can be on the road to increasing the frequency of drug tests they must take every year. Complying with these regulations is critical for trucking companies, so it is imperative that prospective buyers ensure that the software they select will help them stay on top of them all.

Business intelligence. More and more trucking software programs are offering intelligent analytics that identify cost saving based on internal and external data. For example, larger fleets can use these features to reduce the number of trips their drivers take by consolidating shipments and reducing the number of “empty” miles driven.

Mobile devices. Mobile applications are becoming increasingly valuable to trucking companies. They allow drivers to stay in constant communication, call ahead with estimated delivery times, upload delivery verifications and provide dispatch notes.