Baldwin Distribution Services Ltd., Chooses IDSC Netwise and IDSC TripAlert

With 150 power units in force, Baldwin Distribution Services Ltd., specializes in handling store deliveries, fragile cargo and hazardous materials related to the food industry. The 27-year-old company conducts its refrigerated business operations throughout the continental U.S., and is based in Amarillo, Texas. Baldwin Distribution Services reports a 99.2% on-time rate for its customers.

Trimble Transportation, Inc., welcomes Baldwin Distribution Services Ltd., as a new customer using IDSC NetwiseTM and IDSC TripAlertTM, leading fuel optimization software. Engineered to work seamlessly with legacy systems and technology infrastructures, IDSC Netwise and IDSC TripAlert will interface with Baldwin Distribution's existing technology provided by QUALCOMM.

IDSC Netwise provides organizational infrastructure with the goal of continuous profitability improvement. From a historical analysis module that keeps a scoreboard on profitability to yield management capabilities, IDSC Netwise permits company executives to make savvy, confident decisions on productivity and customer service for long-term business growth. Features include:

  • Profitability scoreboards
  • Pricing based on history, profitability and market pricing
  • Bid processing
  • Optimization of freight mix
  • Overall yield management

IDSC TripAlert provides total visibility of assets and best-in-class exception and event management-it also increases driver time-at-home without impacting profit potential. IDSC TripAlert automatically identifies the locations and times when two power units will be feasible to swap load assignments. The software recognizes swap opportunities which improve utilization and on-time performance. And, IDSC TripAlert provides built-in capabilities to identify candidates for in-transit swaps-leveraging the data to maximize driver and equipment utilization, prevent service failures, and increase driver time at home.

TMW acquired Integrated Decision Support Corporation (IDSC) and their decision support software offerings including Netwise, MatchAdvice and ExpertFuel, in 2007.

About Trimble Transportation, Inc.

Trimble Transportation, Inc., is committed to delivering customer-driven solutions that help companies take better advantage of market opportunities, improve asset productivity and gain a better return on information. TMW's solutions are focused in the commercial transportation industries. TMW customers come from trucking, 3PL, private fleet, construction, municipal, retail repair and waste management. With offices in Cleveland, Ohio; Durham, North Carolina; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dallas, Texas; and Vancouver, British Columbia; TMW currently serves more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.1 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America.