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June 20, 2017

Princeton TMX Selects MacroPoint's Freight Visibility Platform

CLEVELAND, OH – June 20, 2017 – Princeton TMX, a leading Transportation Management Software (TMS) provider for shippers, announced today that it has integrated with supply chain visibility provider MacroPoint.

The new integration will allow Princeton TMX customers to view their shipment’s current location, receive arrival and departure notifications and be provided with a dynamic scheduling alerts, all within the Princeton TMS platform. Princeton’s “Work Queues” will utilize this data to proactively notify its customers of any potential service failure. In addition to providing real-time load status data within the TMS, the user will also be able to click a link to view additional tracking data within the MacroPoint application.

“Princeton TMX is excited to integrate with MacroPoint to provide our customers with even greater value within our TMS platform. Shippers have long wanted to be provided on-board load status data from all their carriers, and now with this integration it is possible,” said Tim Minnich, President of Princeton TMX. “Additionally, this integration complements our strategy to continue to provide our customers with greater functionality within our TMS platform.”

“We are incredibly honored that Princeton TMX has chosen our patented freight visibility platform to complement their premiere TMS,” said Dave Halsema, Executive Vice President of MacroPoint. “This integration will help provide their existing customer base with better visibility, better service and better results by eliminating inefficiencies and streamlining operations.”

About Princeton TMX

Fort Wayne, IN based Princeton TMX, www.PrincetonTMX.com, creates and supports Transportation Management Software for companies who ship their products via truck or rail. This solution empowers customers to focus resources on exceptions, while providing management with tools to minimize transportation expenses. Princeton TMX products are offered as a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. These solutions are integrated with customers’ systems to create a seamless experience for users. Princeton TMX’s software Modules are configurable to meet customer’s specific business requirements. These Modules include: Lane and Rate Management, Load Tendering, Appointment Scheduling, Carrier Management, Trailer Pool Management, Freight Settlement, and Business Intelligence.

About MacroPoint

Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and founded in 2011, MacroPoint is the provider of a global freight visibility platform for shippers, third-party logistics companies (3PLs), brokers and carriers. MacroPoint’s patented, automated load monitoring and tracking software provides real-time load location visibility by using any in-cab ELD/GPS device, smart phone, cell phone, or trailer and container tracking system. The cloud-based solution enables location monitoring and tracking, delivery monitoring and event notifications, and exception management and predictive analytics capabilities. Integrated with a growing number of TMS systems, MacroPoint automates the entire process by eliminating the need for drivers to check in with dispatchers, and for shippers and brokers to check in with carriers. To date, over 1 million drivers and approximately 10 million connected trucks are part of the MacroPoint Carrier Visibility Network. Additional information is available at www.macropoint.com.

May 30, 2017

Princeton TMX Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Next Generation Transportation Management Software New User Experience

Princeton TMX continued the excitement of their new company with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at their completed office space in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The event occurred Friday morning May 19th.  In addition to family and friends, Princeton TMX also welcomed Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters, and Greater Fort Wayne Inc CEO Eric Doden.  Princeton TMX President Tim Minnich said, “We have gathered a solid team to take our product to the next level for our existing customers and our future customers.  We chose downtown Fort Wayne because it matches our progressive philosophy and growth strategy.”  Mayor Tom Henry also addressed the group, saying, “We are excited to have companies like Princeton TMX establish their headquarters in Fort Wayne, and especially as a part of the growing downtown area.  You could have chosen any city or any location, and we couldn’t be happier you chose Fort Wayne.  Congratulations on your Ribbon Cutting!”  With members of the Princeton TMX team gathered around, Tim did the official Ribbon Cutting, complete with the big scissors.

May 25, 2017

At CCJ Symposium, Steve Sashihara Leads Discussion about Disruptive Tech

“We’ve got to get our analytics and automation game up. Otherwise if we keep trying to save a penny here or there we are going to get swept up,” Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara told attendees of the CCJ Symposium, May 24, in Asheville, NC, a prestigious annual event for the trucking industry. Steve presented results of a survey of shippers and carriers that asked where transportation and logistics could be disrupted by 2024. 

Read the Commercial Carrier Journal article here.

February 24, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: the Reality is Setting In

Fleet Owner’s Sean Kilcarr examines the introduction and impact of driverless trucks and writes, "In Steve Sashihara's view, the potential safety benefit of autonomous vehicles as a whole – cars and trucks – is what’s going to drive their adoption."

Read the article here.

February 14, 2017

Outlook Brightens for Small Carriers

"Steve Sashihara...also suggested that the fragmented nature of the trucking industry – especially the long-haul sector – could benefit smaller carriers as well."

Read the article here.

 

February 9, 2017

Is it “vroom, vroom” time for V2X technology?

"The influx of V2X and V2V technologies into all motor vehicles, not just big rigs, will help spur this dramatic shift to driverless trucks in freight transportation. But it won’t be a smooth nor necessarily obvious-to-the-naked-eye shift..." says Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara in a Fleet Owner article. 

Read the article here.

February 8, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses Big Data and Transportation

In Sean Kilcarr of Fleet Owner's examination of the flood of data hitting transportation companies, Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara asserts that there is "a real revolution in manufacturing, distribution, and therefore transportation."

Read the article here.

February 2, 2017

Spoiler Alert: To Avoid Disruption, Freight Transportation Executives Need Analytics

In the second part of its coverage of Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara's recent presentation about digital disruption in freight transportation and logistics, Fleet Owner emphasizes that the Internet of Things and Big Data are "the big drivers of success going forward." Executives need to be much more data-driven and leverage two types of analytics.

Read the Fleet Owner article here.

February 1, 2017

Steve Sashihara Discusses an "Uberized" Approach to Freight in Fleet Owner Examination of Amazon

In today's Fleet Owner article, "Why Amazon Dominates Freight World Discussions," Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara discusses opposing arguments about the "Uberization" of freight, improving efficiencies at short-haul trucking carriers, and the need for large 3PLs and freight brokers to incrementally "Uberize" to avoid being leapfrogged by start-ups or new competitors like Amazon.

Read the article here.

January 31, 2017

Trucks.com Analyzes Steve Sashihara's List of Disruptive Freight Technologies

Based on the teleconference with Princeton TMX Chairman Steve Sashihara and Stifel Capital Markets Managing Director of Research John Larkin, Tiffany Hsu of Trucks.com analyzed the top disrupters that will impact freight transportation and logistics.

Read the Trucks.com article here.