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Samsara

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 business... Read more

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AUTOsist

AUTOsist is a cloud-based fleet maintenance management solution for businesses of all sizes and types. Key features include maintenance tracking and reminders, inspection checklists, fuel tracking, records management and reporting. AUTOsist... Read more

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WorkWave Route Manager

WorkWave Route Manager is a cloud-based route planning solution that allows delivery and service providers to build routes, track drivers and stay connected. Route Manager enables users to plan around time-windows and customer requests,... Read more

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Verizon Connect Reveal

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

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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 maintenance... Read more

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FreightPath

FreightPath is an all-in-one dispatch and transportation management software built for trucking companies, carriers, and freight brokers to handle dispatch, track & trace, collaboration, and digital paperwork. It gives you the tools... Read more

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Mobiwork MWS

Mobiwork MWS is a suite of field service solutions that features GPS tracking, inventory management, billing and invoicing, work order management, electronic forms, scheduling and dispatch and contact management. It offers cloud-based... Read more

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Rose Rocket

Rose Rocket’s transportation management software (TMS) platform helps companies improve communications with systems, customers, and the people who move freight. Its open platform makes it easy to connect to the software that runs... Read more

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EcoTrack Fleet Management

EcoTrack Fleet Management is a real-time GPS tracking solution designed to help service, freight, and construction businesses increase route efficiency while reducing costs and maintaining vehicle life. This solution can be used to... Read more

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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

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FleetLocate

FleetLocate by Spireon, is a GPS-based fleet tracking software that provides actionable business intelligence with real-time monitoring of assets and workforces to enable timely, informed decisions that allow you to optimize resources,... Read more

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Axon

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 provides... Read more

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PTM-Vision

PTM-Vision is a trucking solution that helps enterprises streamline operations related to inventory management, point of sale transactions, scheduling, invoicing and more. The preventative maintenance system enables truck shop owners... Read more

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FleetPal Connect

FleetPal is preventive maintenance plan (PMP) management software for the commercial trucking industry. The cloud-based software platform is designed for small- and mid-sized fleets who need to make preventive maintenance consistent,... Read more

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IntelliShift

IntelliShift, a division of VTS, is disrupting multi-use fleet management with a next-generation unified platform. IntelliShift provides an end-to-end cloud-based solution tailored to each customer's operational goals. Solutions include... Read more

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Locus Dispatcher

Locus Dispatcher is a fleet management solution that caters to midsize and large businesses across various industries such as e-commerce, 3PL, home services and retail. Features include dispatch management, driver management, maintenance... Read more

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Cetaris

Cetaris Fleet is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses streamline maintenance operations for vehicles through data capturing and analysis. Key features include fleet maintenance, preventative maintenance, inventory management... Read more

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Fleet GPS tracking by High Point GPS

High Point GPS Tracking and Dispatch is a web-based solution designed to help companies coordinate and track their fleet of vehicles in real-time. Each vehicle is installed with a tracking device with a constant satellite and cellular... Read more

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Wise Systems

Wise Systems builds autonomous dispatch and routing software that uses machine learning to continuously improve fleet efficiency and customer service across last-mile operations in food, beverage, courier, energy, field service, and... Read more

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Trimble Fleet Mobility

Trimble Fleet Mobility (formerly PeopleNet) provides solutions for fleet compliance using electronic driver logs (ELD) and vehicle inspection, back-office fleet management, fleet GPS tracking, routing integration, oil field mapping,... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: September 18, 2020

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?
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.