Automate your Safety with Truck Software Alerts on Navistream and Degama

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All Navistream users can now receive DTMS Trucking Software alerts for Trucks and Drivers with expired certificates or maintenance.

Never let an unsafe truck on the road again with the auto alerts for expired DoTs, Saftey, maintenance flags and any certifications on the truck that are nearing expiration.

Never let a driver expire the following again:

  • Licences and insurance
  • Physical
  • FAST card
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Specific  Equipment
  • WSIB
  • Any Custom certification in your DTMS that is tracked

If you are a Navistream and Degama customer please contact support to set this up.

 

Degama Annual User Conference October 2018

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We are pleased to  announce the Annual Degama Trucking Software users’ conference will be at Brampton Golf Course

Degama customers will get a chance to mingle, share best practices, and take part in product introductions as well as educational workshops.   There will  also be keynote presentation from

 Lou Smyrlis
Lou Smyrlis

With more than 25 years of experience reporting on transportation issues, Lou is one of the more recognizable personalities in the industry. An award-winning writer well known for his insightful writing and meticulous market analysis, he is a leading authority on industry trends and statistics.

Date: Wednesday October  17th
Location: Brampton golf course, Ontario.
Please contact andyk@degama.com for more information and RSVP to the customer event.

4 Advantages Trucking Companies Realize when EDI is used in a TMS

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  1.  Speed
  2. Accuracy
  3. Rate Savings
  4. Increase in Operational Effectiveness

Find our how by reading our White Paper


 

Degama EDI Module

  • Over 90% of Degama customers have at least 1 EDI customer connected to the TMS
  • 200 setups with Fortune 500 companies including large grocery, retail and manufacturers
  • Standards Supported
    • Invoicing (210)
    • Load Tendering (204 & 211)
    • Responses to Load Tenders (990 to 997)
  • Status updates (214) – Linked to real time satellite and handhelds, allowing for:
    • Location updates
    • Check calls, which are fully automated within dispatch

If you’d like to explore how Degama’s system can help improve your operations, get in touch with us at sales@degama.com

White Paper Access Here
EDI Module

5  Reasons Why You Should Implement Mobile Dispatch

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The transportation industry isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. To ensure proper coordination and smooth functioning, a lot of important aspects of the business, from scheduling to communication, proof of delivery to billing, rely on a massive amount of paperwork. This, however, makes the entire system vulnerable to glaring inefficiencies like missed deliveries or misrouted shipments, ultimately costing your business time and money.

To address these, companies are starting to rely on Transportation Management Systems (TMS) integrated with one key feature: Mobile Dispatch Proof of Delivery (POD). And more than just allowing you to implement a paperless system, here are important benefits that you can gain:

 

  1. You get real-time access to data

Mobile dispatch POD allows you transmit data while you’re on the road, instantly. As a result, office-based teams can immediately follow up on peripheral paperwork required, such as invoices; or resolve any issues with customers or deliveries in real-time.

 

  1. Better communication between drivers and dispatchers

 

Empowered with the ability to instantly communicate, drivers and dispatchers can easily manage possible issues that may come up as they go about their daily tasks. Certain systems even offer driver voice to text actions, allowing for constant communication between both parties and real-time field updates.

 

  1. Automated and streamlined document management

Removing manual data entries means you have an opportunity to automate and streamline key aspects of the entire delivery process to save time and money. For instance, features like consignee and driver signature capture or photo capture of deliveries let you address customer concerns at the speed of need. This is especially relevant in instances of freight damage, as it needs to be reported instantly. Additionally, you also have the capability to automatically store multiple files such as PDFs and JPEGs, in the cloud. This allows for easy access by both field and office-based teams.

 

  1. Reduce customer disputes

Real-time POD lets you capture critical data at the point of delivery, including GPS timestamps, images and signatures. Drivers can easily take an image of a package as it is brought to the consignee’s doorstep to attest to the quality of the package and record the time of delivery. Overall, it makes the system more transparent and helps in eliminating the possibility of customers claiming lost packages, undelivered items, damages or late deliveries.

 

  1. Helps raise productivity of your mobile teams

As mobile POD system supports automatic tracking and monitoring, drivers no longer have to constantly check in with dispatchers or office-based teams. This gives them more time to focus on the job at hand, complete more deliveries per day, focus on improving customer service, or facilitate the collection of other delivery-related data.

 

Mobile dispatch POD offers your business the opportunity to enhance fleet efficiency, bring down overhead costs, and raise customer satisfaction. However, not all platforms offer the right combination of functionalities, apps, and tools to provide you with the most robust system. You have to make the right choice and select a system that is feature-rich, scalable, reliable and tailored to your needs.

 

Degama’s Dynamic Transportation Management system, for example, includes mobile dispatch POD as part of its satellite and fleet management solution. And being a business that has been serving the industry since the 80s, you can rest assured that you’re entrusting this critical aspect of your transportation system in good hands.

And if you’d like to explore how Degama’s system can help improve your operations contact us at sales@degama.com