Carriers can buy a permit in real time with just a few clicks.  -  Photo: Screen capture from AscendTMS video

Carriers can buy a permit in real time with just a few clicks.

Photo: Screen capture from AscendTMS video

InMotion Global's transportation management software system AscendTMS has added real-time truck permit purchases and management to its TMS software through its partnership with commercial truck permit company Comdata. AscendTMS enables carriers to purchase and manage truck permits, send them to drivers, and get alerts when permits are needed for a particular trip or are going to expire.

“Comdata’s use of AscendTMS has made the process of obtaining truck permits easier and more cost-effective for carriers,” said Tim Higham, president of AscendTMS, in a statement. “TMS software is the source of all truth regarding a carrier’s customers, assets, drivers — and now DOT permits. This free service has the potential to drastically reduce a carriers’ DOT fines and keep their trucks on the road longer by providing the capability to buy a permit with just a few clicks.”

Comdata is a major provider of temporary trip/fuel and over-dimensional permits, according to Ed Sanderson, director of RCS permit operations at Comdata. "We believe this partnership with AscendTMS provides an unprecedented opportunity for drivers to order permits directly from their TMS, speeding up the process and reducing data errors.”

Comdata’s partnership with AscendTMS will offer its customers a three-month Premium subscription to AscendTMS — including all truck permitting features — at no cost to the carrier. 

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