Leading Intermodal Solutions

Intermodal software solutions from Profit Tools offers a complete transportation management and customer service solution (TMS) for trucking, ocean and rail drayage and container-related services.  Our intermodal software solutions range from order/pre-note entry and tracing through rating, dispatch, billing and driver settlements.  Profit Tools intermodal software solutions integrate with various other software applications and systems so you don’t have to change the accounting or mobile communication systems you know and trust in order to implement our software.


Common intermodal container dispatch issue:

"We're having to buy or rent more chassis.  How are we going to track them?"

Key intermodal software solution:

Comprehensive chassis control is a built-in part of Profit Tools Dispatch software.  You can manage hooks and drops of your chassis inside or separate from your customer shipments.  Profit Tools can show you a complete history of the chassis movements, and if any have been dropped, tell you where, when, and by whom.  And of course, this equipment control capability applies to your containers and trailers, too!

Recommended TMS software:

-    Dispatch
-    Dashboard


Common intermodal dispatch issue:

"Increased per diem and demurrage rates with shorter free times.”

Key intermodal software solution:

Profit Tools gives you the ability to trace every piece of intermodal equipment from start to finish.  With Track & Trace™, the system gets the latest status and availability information on inbound equipment direct from the ports and ramps. The Profit Tools Dispatch software displays your last free dates, so you avoid demurrage and unapproved per diem charges.  The software also calculates per diem, so you can accurately bill back per diem fees at initial invoicing, or give a customer notice of fees if they hold a container. Profit Tools also allows you to e-mail copies of EIRs, PODs and accessorial charge notifications from any desktop, reducing the hassle of finding paperwork and records for documentation.

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Billing
-    Dispatch
-    Dashboard
-    Document Imaging
-    Email Notifications
-    Track & Trace


Common intermodal trucking operation administrative issue:

"We're swimming in paper."

Key intermodal software solution:

Profit Tools intermodal trucking operation administrative solutions can reduce the amount of time your staff spends on researching, copying, faxing and filing documents.  With solutions such as Document Imaging, Auto-Email, EDI Direct, and Invoice Transfer, information is readily available to your office staff and customers, significantly reducing paperwork and delayed billing.

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Document Imaging
-    Email Notifications
-    EDI Direct
-    Invoice Transfer
-    Document Transfer


Common intermodal ocean & rail drayage issue:

"Manually tracing the status of incoming containers is too time consuming.”

Key intermodal software solution:

Track & Trace™ from Profit Tools puts the control of tracking rail and terminal shipments into one easy process.  The information you need, when you need it!  Track & Trace™ continually searches and updates shipping statuses from multiple rail lines and terminals. This gives your company a direct advantage over the competitor.  You get better information faster and avoid costly mistakes, while improving accuracy, reliability and timeliness.

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Track & Trace


Common intermodal container drayage issue:

"We're being asked to provide empty availability status on our containers by the lines."

Key intermodal software solution:

Profit Tools Equipment Posting module will automatically relay timely information about your pending available empties to Loadmatch.com, Synchronet, and others who may require it, with no additional labor outlays.  Your company will retain control over equipment availability postings, as well as customer location disclosure, to protect your company assets.

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Container Reload Posting


Common intermodal container operations issue:

"We run a depot and a trucking operation.  How can we cross-check our gate activity without giving up equipment control?"

Key intermodal software solution:

Profit Tools Depot Systems Integration partners directly with Depot Systems® container yard management software (the leading depot management package ), to give you a discrepancy report, comparing Depot Systems® gate data to Profit Tools dispatch data.  This valuable information enables you to fully maintain inventory equipment control.

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Depot Systems Integration


Common TMS intermodal software issue:

"We run another software that claims to be for intermodal.  But the popup screens and work-arounds they put you through to record basic information will make your head spin -- and even then you can't track chassis or per-diem."

Key intermodal software solution:

Profit Tools was designed around the intricacies that exist in the intermodal trucking industry.  Our container-specific order entry and dispatch screens capture all the date and routing information for imports & inbound, exports & outbound, as well as cross-towns, one-ways, and repos.  The Operations module has the built-in capabilities to monitor detention to help avoid unapproved per diem charges.  Profit Tools is your "no hassle" solution!

Recommended TMS Software:

-    Operations & Order Entry
-    Dispatch


Common intermodal customer service issue:

"Our intermodal customers are demanding more visibility on their shipments.”

Key TMS solution:

Meet your customer needs with the Profit Tools system.  The active T.R.A.C module will give your customers access to details on their shipments through a secure on-line system.  The moment event information is updated in the Profit Tools database, it is available for your customers to view.  When active T.R.A.C. is linked with the Profit Tools Mobile Direct or Mobile Comm. interfaces, direct communication becomes available between the driver's cab and your customer's desktop.  The EDI Direct™ and Email Notifications modules further enhance your customer service by automatically sending requested customer information regarding equipment and event information.  Profit Toolsintermodal customer service system provides a proactive approach to getting your customer's the information they need when they need it - or before!

Recommended TMS Software:

-    ActiveT.R.A.C.
-    Email Notifications
-    EDI Direct
-    Auto-Reports
-    Mobile Direct
-    Mobile Comm / GPS / EOBR