InMotion Global announced today that transportation management software supplier AscendTMS and TruckPark, suppliers of a digital platform for truck parking reservations, have signed an agreement to allow truck parking reservations to be made directly inside the AscendTMS software platform by fleet dispatchers.
According to the companies, this partnership provides the logistics industry with fast, easy access to thousands of secure parking spaces via the AscendTMS software for carrier fleets of all sizes.
“The key to making driver parking reservations is saving the spaces well before someone else does,” said Bert Goo, executive vice president of partnerships and channel marketing at AscendTMS. “This agreement with TruckPark is a first for any TMS provider in that it allows the dispatcher to make the reservation for the driver while he or she is driving, hours before it even crosses the drivers mind. This partnership allows the dispatcher to help their drivers out by seeing all the forward-looking parking spaces available based on the drivers current location, their HoS available, and their average speed. AscendTMS will then provide several parking suggestions on the road ahead for the dispatcher and allow the reservation to be made in AscendTMS with a single click. The driver is then notified automatically of their reservation by SMS text message or by ELD text message. No other TMS platform has ever done this before.”
Carriers, brokers and shippers use the AscendTMS suite of TMS software to manage their organizations logistics and fleet management needs, the company said. With this integration, TruckPark extends the benefits of the AscendTMS transportation management solution to provide guaranteed, secure parking for more productive use of the driver's time as they near the end of their available hours of service (HoS) with a higher degree of driver safety and payload security while parked.
“As a company, TruckPark is focused on solving parking challenges in today’s trucking industry and we’re proud that we’re able to help simplify the lives of truckers for thousands of AscendTMS carriers and drivers with this integration,” said Anthony Petitte, CEO at TruckPark. “Fleet managers, brokers and digital freight markets can leverage our technology to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency and boost safety. We’re excited to make this new integration available today to any AscendTMS customer.”