Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped shipping and receiving yards of all sizes find the right yard management software for efficiently managing shipping yard operations.

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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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Verizon Connect Reveal

Verizon Connect Reveal is a cloud-based fleet management solution suitable for small and mid-sized companies. Users can view all drivers on a map and automatically detect their behavior such as harsh braking, quick starts, hard corning... 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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GPS Insight

GPS Insight helps customers engage their fleet by delivering innovative solutions and actionable insights. Organizations across North America turn to GPS Insight when they are sick of high fleet operating costs, are worried about safety... 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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Silent Passenger

Silent Passenger from Vehicle Tracking Solutions is a cloud-based fleet management solution that offers resources to track and manage moving assets and vehicles. It is designed to serve businesses of all sizes across construction,... Read more

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ProTransport

ProTransport is a fleet management solution suitable for trucking fleets of any size. Key features include safety, dispatch, accounting, reporting, driver communications and GPS tracking. ProTransport includes a live dispatch board,... Read more

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ClearDestination

ClearDestination is an intelligent cloud-based delivery logistics platform that offers manufacturers, retailers and carriers complete, end-to-end visibility of their interconnected, intermodal transportation networks. It connects... 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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OPT Runner

OPT Runner is a fleet management system suitable for trucking and transportation businesses of any size. Both on-premise and cloud-based deployments are available. Key features include transport planning, fleet scheduling and vehicle... 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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JFleet

JFleet is a transportation management software for TL and LTL trucking and delivery companies. The software has dashboard and reporting functionalities that allow the user to view operations within the company and track processes... Read more

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Trimble PULSE Telematics

Trimble PULSE Telematics is a Fleet Management solution that allows users to connect, monitor, and manage business's assets with fleet tracking and equipment monitoring software. Key functionalities include real-time locations of vehicles... Read more

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ITS Dispatch

ITS Dispatch by Truckstop.com is a cloud-based fleet management system designed with small to midsize fleets and freight brokerage firms in mind. It features a suite of fleet management applications, including dispatch and scheduling,... Read more

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Fleet Complete

Fleet Complete is cloud-based fleet management solution for businesses of all sizes. The solution is used in a wide range of industries including oil and gas, government, construction, manufacturing and many more. Fleet Complete offers... Read more

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Route4Me

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 route... Read more

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Titan GPS

Titan GPS is a cloud-­based fleet management solution that helps fleet operators track and manage vehicles, equipment and mobile assets across Canada and the United States. GPS tracking hardware and tailored service plans are also... Read more

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Tailwind Transportation

Tailwind Transportation Software offers a cloud-based transportation management solution built for small to mid­size trucking companies and freight brokerages. Tailwind features a customer and vendor database, quoting and order modules,... Read more

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eSpatial

eSpatial is a cloud-based mapping software that helps share, visualize and analyze multiple layers of data by transforming spreadsheets into comprehensible maps and graphs. Primarily catering small to large businesses, the software... Read more

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GPSWOX

GPSWOX tracks the location of vehicles and field service workers in real time. It helps users track locations and information such as vehicle speed, fuel consumption and travel history. Users can receive notifications through the... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: June 18, 2019

Operating a shipping yard is a delicate dance done within the greater supply chain management ecosystem. New containers come in, and they must be unloaded and placed strategically. Existing containers are located, loaded and shipped out. And in between shipping and receiving, yards have to manage access and security for each container.

Fortunately, a specific segment of fleet management software has broken off to address the needs of shipping yards. Yard management software offers dependable support for optimizing operations and ensuring containers are effectively tracked and moved through.

But not all yard management software is the same. Some systems might specialize in warehouse management or be a better fit for smaller organizations, while others would be better for larger operations.

We've created this Buyer's Guide to help you evaluate which yard management system is right for your needs. We'll discuss the must-have capabilities and review key benefits you can gain from adopting yard management software. This guide should be used as a starting point to ensure you choose the best system for your operation.

In this guide, we'll cover:

What Is Yard Management Software?
Common Features of Yard Management Software
What Type of Buyer Are You?
Benefits of Adopting Yard Management Software
Market Trends to Understand in Yard Management Software

What Is Yard Management Software?

Yard management software systems are a combination of scheduling and inventory management tools. They automate and optimize the flow of inbound and outbound assets, helping yard operators more easily plan, execute, monitor and audit shipping loads.

The goal is to to start tracking inventory when it enters the gate rather than when it hits the dock for unloading. Detailed inventory tools go as far as classifying containers based on crucial characteristics such shipment type, load type, storage requirements and capacity, as well as labor and/or equipment requirements.

At the highest level, yard management software enables yard