Matt Cartwright, Founder and CEO
When we receive a delivery, we often don’t give much thought to the brilliant orchestration behind the process that got us the product. Neither do we pay attention to the package delivery windows that have slimmed down from days to hours. The fact is that logistics carriers go beyond their conventional threshold to make deliveries more delightful for consumers. They are continuously juggling with compliance considerations, maintenance of trucks, delivery routes, driver payroll, and more to fulfill deliveries on time effectively. This is where Magnus Technologies, a trucking logistics management technology company, comes to carriers’ assistance. At the core of the logistics expertise offered by the company is its Magnus Carrier TMS, which is a web-based, carrier and broker-focused logistics management platform. It’s a single-source system that recognizes the different requirements of each party involved in the order lifecycle and creates optimal value for them. Magnus Technologies’ solution goes beyond a truck dispatching system to assimilate, automate, and simplify the creation, fulfillment, and settlement of transportation orders. The company simplifies transportation and brings all of the steps to streamline the entire business process for the greatest efficiency and profitability while ensuring customer service remains high.
Offering Complete Transparency and Visibility into Transportation Process
With the Magnus Carrier TMS Platform, the clients have full visibility into where the drivers, trucks, and trailers are, what assignments are planned for them, the current hours of service (HOS) status, and all the ancillary truck/trailer/ driver considerations might be. The platform has complete details on each truck location info, maintenance schedules, cost information, etc as well as a complete picture into the driver’s demographics to help clients have the transportation under control. The platform digs deep into aspects like driver’s upcoming vacation, retention consideration, trucks requiring service, regulations, scheduled routes of each truck, and more using artificial intelligence and machine learning. “This way, we ensure that the entire fleet is being used in an efficient manner yielding the highest productivity for clients in a holistic manner,” says Matt Cartwright, founder and CEO of Magnus Technologies. The back-end of the platform also handles the entirety of the business process including driver payroll and customer invoicing, and third party settlement automatically. Additionally, clients can use the ad-hoc reporting tool to customize and share the shipment information with the end-user. By providing all the required data, the company enables clients to make decisions keeping in mind the best possible solutions.
Similarly, the company offers a mobile app for the drivers known as the Magnus Driver App that walks the drivers through the required elements to fulfill a task during pickup. Every instruction is given on an order or load-to-load basis. Once the order is dispatched and assigned to the driver, the Magnus Driver App streamlines the pickups and deliveries. The app facilitates accessible communication between drivers and dispatchers for real-time updates, including any exceptions and/or route changes, and accordingly automates the arrival and departure details. Using the module, drivers can upload the documents or e-signatures directly onto the Magnus Carrier TMS platform after a quick scan via the app, keeping a better track of goods on the truck and providing full visibility to all interested parties. Starting from orders coming into the system to load building, routing, dispatch, invoicing and settlement process the Magnus Carrier TMS handles every aspect of the logistics workflow.
Magnus Technologies’ solution goes beyond a truck dispatching system to automate and simplify the creation, fulfillment, and settlement of transportation orders
Once the dispatch process is assigned to drivers, they can use Magnus’ app to complete pickups, record any exceptions, collect digital signatures, and fulfill deliveries. The company also enables clients to input their preferred fuel stops, terminal locations, maintenance facilities, and more. This way, drivers using the app can use this information as necessary.
Besides Magnus Carrier TMS, the company also has a host of other solutions, such as Magnus Carrier Advantage. This solution helps the clients coordinate with the third-party carriers efficiently to stay competitive and deliver value to their customers. Third-party carriers can log in to the portal to download and upload delivery-related documents. Magnus Technologies supports the carriers’ brokerage model. The company’s platform is designed to track every truck with third party carriers in an efficient manner, this ensures the carrier and their third party partner carriers are eliminating waste from empty miles.
For the customers, shippers, consignors and other interested users, Magnus Technologies has a customer portal where they can place the orders, track and trace the shipments, subscribe to automated notifications, and get reports on historical shipments. The company also offers a complete Business Intelligence Suite for data visualization to understand business trends and comparisons across different periods and customers.
Seamless Integration for Efficient Operations
Magnus Technologies understands that a TMS is at the heart of its client’s operations. Thus, the company offers a full suite of open APIs and existing integration templates to quickly integrate with the client’s electronic logging device (ELD), electronic data interchange (EDI), and legacy management systems within hours to ensure Magnus offers a single source of truth from these otherwise disparate systems. “We understand that logging into various applications is time-consuming and presents unnecessary data silos. So, our fully web-enabled, integrated platform helps clients get all their data under a single pane of glass,” says Cartwright. With Magnus’s platform, clients need not juggle between different applications to access various data and gain more efficiency to boost their decision-making process. After the integration, Magnus Technologies provides both on-site and online training sessions, depending on the client’s size. However, all the training sessions are embedded within the platform for the client’s easy access. On top of that, Magnus Technologies offers 24/7 customer support. “Our clients’ business is very important to us, so we make ourselves available all the time,” he adds.
To elucidate Magnus Technologies’ solutions, Cartwright shares a success story where a client struggled to maintain four dispatch applications. The client had approximately 250 trucks and operations all over the U.S. When Magnus Technologies came into the picture, it retired all four client systems on day one itself. The result: within a month, Magnus Technologies migrated the client to the Magnus Carrier TMS platform and streamlined all their requirements into one platform. Furthermore, the company trained the drivers, dispatch teams, management, and back-office executives to use the system efficiently.
Spearheaded by Experts
Such success stories are a testament to Magnus Technologies’ unique platform and its incredible team. Magnus Technologies was founded by Cartwright, a transportation and logistics maven with over 25 years of experience to help trucking companies improve their operations and maximize revenue. “Since day one, our top priority is to solve business problems first and technological setbacks later, and we can seamlessly achieve this by leveraging our leadership team’s five decades of combined experience in the industry,” says Cartwright. The company is steered by a team of experts who have worked in the trucking industry as dispatchers, back-office managers, and fleet managers, bringing together true transportation experience to deliver high value to clients., The company maintains a technology progressive posture while not losing site of solving business problems first. In the process, the company aims to address customers’ day-to-day challenges rather than simply deploying technology. Magnus Technologies’ highly skilled engineers deploy solutions in the large cloud environment while ensuring a rapid pace to meet today’s rapidly evolving market, regulatory, and technological requirements. Overall, the company’s team makes sure that its products are future proof, extensible, and fits the client’s business and growth needs. “As a team, our focus is to understand the business that we are supporting, so our engineers and technical staff also know the intent behind the code or function they write rather than simply following generic specifications,” says Cartwright.
"Our clients are important for us, so we make ourselves available all the time"
In keeping with its motive of providing high-quality solutions catered to the logistics sector, the company focuses on enhancing its team of data scientists’ skills. Magnus Technologies ensures a holistic approach to understanding the carrier’s problems and facilitating efficient logistics operations. The company is well informed about the evolving trends in the logistics sector and the technological front to implement enhanced technologies to aggregate, ingest, and analyze data better. Alongside, from the solutions perspective, Magnus Technologies will continue upgrading its solution based on constant customer feedback and improve the platform to its best possible version. The company’s experts understand the nuances in the processes and workflows in the transportation business and will enhance its offering based on this knowledge. With such pivotal grace, the company is determined to create a Magnus network where two carriers can exchange information and work in unison.