Transportation software provider TMW Systems Inc. released an updated version of its routing and scheduling solution today, saying the tool's access to historical travel time data will improve route planning for users such as commercial and private fleets, brokerages, and third-party logistics providers (3PLs).
The product, called Appian DirectRoute version 2016.3, now integrates with a traffic data mileage and travel time calculator that use historical commercial travel time estimates and real-time traffic data to increase route-planning accuracy, Cleveland-based TMW said.
DirectRoute can optimize daily execution tasks while offering access to real-time reporting and analytics, all in a single application, the company said. Other enhancements in the update are additional route selection options within the embedded optimization tool, new map display options, support for additional file types when exporting the distance file, and the ability to reset route start times for a range of routes.
The tool also includes ALK PC*Miler Version 30 maps and related information updated to include bridges and tunnels, border crossings, highway exits, truck stops, state weigh stations, CAT Scale weigh stations, all five-digit U.S. ZIP codes (as of 2016), U.S. Department of Defense military installations, highway junctions, commercial truck restrictions, and more.