The motor carrier will use TCG's Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS) to more effectively measure the actual cost and profitability of each shipment hauled by its various operations.
"We chose the TCG activity-based costing system to address several unique challenges," said Eric Holmes, executive vice president & COO, Howard Sheppard. "With a number of very different operations and locations that serve common customers with shared equipment, we need to determine credible costs and profitability based on actual data that is fully reconciled with our General Ledger. Another need was a system that integrates with our enterprise software from Innovative Computing Corporation to gather data seamlessly from dispatch, driver settlement, accounting and other areas. Each of these needs is uniquely addressed by TL/CIS."
Headquartered in Sandersville, Georgia, Howard Sheppard Inc. is a for-hire common and contract truckload carrier that offers dry van, bulk, flatbed, dump bed and containerized (dry and refrigerated) freight services from five terminal locations.