New Features Released for Award Winning Transportation Optimizer

LoadFusion, Stevie Award’s 2013 Best Transportation Product Releases Update

September 1, 2013 – Fair Lawn, NJ – LoadFusion transportation optimizer, the Stevie Awards’ 2013 Best Transportation Product, has released a product update bringing numerous exciting new features to the market.

LoadFusion, a tool used by large volume shippers to maximize efficiency in the loading and delivery of freight in the US and Canada, saves transportation departments considerable time and money. The latest spate of improvements to the solution includes a number of functionalities designed to accommodate users of private and/or dedicated fleets for shipping.New features for the current release include:

• An innovative location manager using a visual representation of receiving hours at each delivery location, helping load planners quickly and easily see if optimized load plans align with warehouses’ operating hours

• New “Team of Driver” functionality accommodating the use of driver teams in response to new limitations on drive time stemming from recent HOS rules changes

• Enhanced Support for Canadian addresses

• Ability to automatically re-sequence stops after manual adjustments to the routes are made

• Improved UI including the ability to hide or show routes on the routing view

• New functionality for calculating, costing and reducing empty miles

• Addition of a “consolidation page” allowing users to visually group orders by location and change delivery dates prior to optimizing

• Caching changes designed to decrease page load times

• New, more advanced search constraints and row highlight capability

• Improvements to menus and top level tabs navigation in the constraints management area

• Robust empty miles calculation ability for users engaging an inbound transportation model

 

New features specific to private/dedicated fleet optimization include:

• New “fleet schedule” functionality for visualizing the optimal list of shipments for each truck

• Ability to modify drive time, on-duty time and other hours of service constraints to meet the needs of each customers’ unique driver schedules

• Ability to modify driver break times for greater flexibility

 

UltraShipTMS president, Nicholas Carretta said, “We were honored to earn the Transportation Product of the Year accolades before making these exciting upgrades to our solution. We’re certain the market will agree, there is no better commercially available tool for transportation optimization than LoadFusion.” Carretta reports that several Fortune 500 companies are in late stages of contract negotiation to implement the LoadFusion Optimizer.

 

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