Improvements to Private Fleet Management Module Boosts Ultra’s Advantage over Competing TMS Solutions’ Recent Forays into Functionality for Shippers Using Common Carriers and Private Fleets
February 10, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – UltraShipTMS announces the release of a significant upgrade to the truck driver payroll portion of its renowned transportation management system platform.
With large volume shippers relying increasingly on logistics software to reduce waste and improve cost effectiveness across their supply chains, this new upgrade delivers greater control over the way private fleet drivers are compensated and reimbursed for expenses incurred during the movement of freight.
UltraShip’s TMS-integrated private fleet management solution has been under constant development since 2010 – long before other TMS providers were even aware of the keen industry need for such tools. This latest release cements Ultra’s significant lead in delivering this mature functionality to the market.
As logistics operations continue to grow more multi-faceted, increasing numbers of shippers are using private fleets in conjunction with common carriers and seeking TMS solutions that enable superior accuracy in the automation of driver payroll processes. The recently released upgrade delivers better visibility into the actual landed costs of moving freight via private fleet versus via common carrier. Along with the improved visibility into fleet spend, more and better data is available to be leveraged by UltraShip’s driver/fleet optimization module, for more accurate and cost-effective transportation planning and decision-making.
The new upgrade provides transportation planners the ability to configure numerous driver profiles for an array of possible circumstances including levels of driver seniority, movement types, accessorial fees by location and other driver-pay processes that often differ between domiciles and DCs. Decoupling financial line items from rigid correlations to single pay rates and represents a better way to achieve flexibility in the compensation of driver staff. As a result, shippers are able to more effectively engage in innovative optimization plans, better driver acquisition and retention and more efficient use of resources in their payroll department.
Director of Product Development for UltraShip, Sherry Brown said, “This upgrade was a pressing item from our product roadmap and we’re pleased to have completed it and rolled it out to our customer base using private fleets alongside their common carrier movements. We’re certain the improved financial line item management will yield both operational and cost efficiency benefits for all UltraShipTMS users.”