Traffic Cost Information System (Traffic/CIS)
An extension of either LTL/CIS or TL/CIS, this system routinely costs all traffic in each accounting period via interface with both cost and customer profiles to produce a costed database as well as standard monthly reports for customer and freight terminal profitability. Users can also custom design reports to be run on any period or combination of periods in the costed database. The costed database can be used for analysis of virtually any traffic breakdown to enable users to “zero-in” on both profitable and unprofitable traffic segments. Traffic segments can also be re-costed under other “what-if” scenarios to enhance decision making and shipper negotiations. The system interfaces with real-time experience from onboard computers and/or bar code readers to allocate costs on the basis of the actual circumstances of each shipment’s movement.