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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
Recent recommendations: 98 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 45 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 29 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 28 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 24 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 22 recommendations
StreetEagle is part of InSight Mobile Data’s cloud-based suite of mobile resource management tools. It offers dispatch and scheduling, GPS tracking, route planning and compliance tools, and the application is compatible with Android... Read more
Recent recommendations: 10 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 8 recommendations
ManagerPlus is a CMMS solution that helps growing organizations manage their assets, maintenance, inventory, and purchasing. ManagerPlus is fit for asset-intensive industries like agriculture, construction, transportation, manufacturing,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 6 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 6 recommendations
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
Recent recommendations: 3 recommendations
Oracle SCM Cloud is a cloud-based supply chain management solution that offers distribution, manufacturing, inventory management and fleet management within a suite. The product features product development, which allows users to... Read more
Recent recommendations: 1 recommendations
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
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
Solocate is a real-time order, fleet and route management solution designed for small and midsize 3PL providers and businesses in e-commerce, retail, manufacturing and wholesale industries. Key features include route and delivery status... Read more
Recent recommendations: 6 recommendations
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
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
Rhino Fleet Tracking is a cloud-based fleet tracking solution suitable for trucking companies of all sizes. The software also offers fleet maintenance tools, and is compatible with desktop and mobile devices. Rhino Fleet Tracking... Read more
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
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
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:
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
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.)
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.
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.