As Canadian fleets scramble to respond to the operational impact of ACE, products that relieve the burden and automate a process suddenly become critical
Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) January 30, 2007
Since an estimated 84 percent of Canadian exports are U.S. bound with approximately 53 percent delivered via long-haul and less-than-truckload carriers, the potential impact of ACE compliance for Canadian carriers is extraordinary. TransCore added the feature in response to the January 25, 2007, CBP implementation date requiring informed compliance at land border ports in Washington and North Dakota. CBP's system will be phased in with full compliance expected as early as April 26, 2007.
"As Canadian fleets scramble to respond to the operational impact of ACE, products that relieve the burden and automate a process suddenly become critical," explained Claudia Milicevic, TransCore's Link Logistics general manager. "TransCore condensed multiple processes across systems into a single step. Now, freight-matching customers can remain focused on moving freight not bogged down filling out forms."
TransCore accelerated OpsCenter's integration for ACE compliance so customers could easily transition to the U.S. mandated requirements to elevate security across land-based ports of entry. Previously, TransCore provided ACE compliance but only as a stand-alone capability. TransCore's Link Logistics provides transportation services to more than 4,600 Canadian subscribers every day. Together, those subscribers make close to 2 million requests daily within the freight matching database.
For more information, visit <http://www.3sixty.ca/carriers/compliance-services/ace> or call 800.263.6149.
Introduced in April 2006 at Canada's Truck World Conference, OpsCenter for carriers provided a comprehensive Web-based software application combining TransCore's LoadLink(R) freight matching service, LinkDispatch(TM) management services, GlobalWave(R) satellite-based asset tracking services and ProMiles(R) mileage into a single, easy-to-access service.
Carriers can book orders, find carriers, find freight, track their trucks, email their drivers, and process billings and payments from a single computer screen anywhere they have Web access. OpsCenter makes using multiple software applications obsolete, so less time is spent managing operations, tying data together or correcting mistakes that occur while switching between software programs. Since OpsCenter is a monthly pay-as-you-go Web application, users access the most recent version and have access to full service and support.
With the introduction of 3sixty in fourth quarter 2006, OpsCenter is now part of TransCore's 3sixty Operations Management suite of product and services. 3sixty provides essential tools to gain a complete view of a large or small transportation enterprise. Comprised of six segments, 3sixty includes Operations Management, Freight Match, Fleet Management, Compliance Services, Financial Services, and Rail-Intermodal. Each segment works independently or in conjunction with the others, allowing carriers to assemble the optimal services for running their business. For more information, visit http://www.3sixty.ca or call 1.800.263.6149.
TransCore is dedicated to driving inefficiencies out of surface transportation through innovation. The company's almost 70-year heritage supporting the transportation industry spans a range of offerings for the rail, intermodal, trucking, toll, traffic management, airport, parking, access control and homeland security markets. With installations in 46 countries, more than 100 patents, and pioneering applications of RFID and satellite communications technologies, TransCore's expertise is unparalleled in the markets it serves. In 2006, TransCore was honored by Inbound Logistics Magazine as one of the Top 100 Logistics providers while Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 57 out of the Top 500 Design Firmsand No. 11 for firms that specialize in transportation.
TransCore operates as a unit of Roper Industries, a market-driven, diversified growth company with 2005 revenues of $1.5 billion, total capitalization of over $4 billion, and is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 Indexes. For more information, visit http://www.transcore.com.