Why is it a good time to invest in the transportation industry ?<br />
Future of the transportation industry<br />Spurred by increased consumer demand and inventory replenishment, intermodal volume for the first quarter trended positive due in large part to growth on the domestic side, according to the most recent Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).<br />IANA reported that first quarter total intermodal loadings at 3,019,310 were up 8.4 percent year-over-year, topping the fourth and third quarters of 2009, which were down 6.4 percent and 16.4 percent, respectively, year-over-year.<br />With the first quarter off to a quick start, it looks like intermodal is poised for a strong rebound in 2010, read the Market Trends report. Economic recovery, continued strong service levels, growing domestic container fleets, rising fuel prices and broadening railroad product offerings all are fueling the industry’s sharp turnaround from the difficulties of 2009.<br />
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Collections</li></li></ul><li>Mindgadget -TransProSoft implementation partner<br /><ul><li>Mindgadget Inc. has selected ITC Infotech as its software implementation partner.
The Transportation and Logistics practice at ITC Infotech offers end-to-end IT services and solutions, which create operational superiority and strategic differentiation for customers worldwide.
ITC’s Transportation & Logistics practice primarily focuses on freight transportation, covering the following sub segments – Freight Rail, Mail/ Parcel Express, Marine Freight, Trucking, Logistics (3PL) and others like intermediaries, freight forwarders, terminal operators, NVOCCs, CFS/ Intermodal Terminal Operators, etc.
ITC Infotech’s Transportation & Logistics practice is strongly aligned with various technology Centers of Excellence (CoEs), namely Mainframe technologies, emerging technologies like Java and .Net, RFID and CRM. </li></li></ul><li>Software costs for intermodal companies<br />Software costs for a typical Trucking / Intermodal trucking company are as follows:<br />
Reporting</li></li></ul><li>Mindgadget Advantage<br /><ul><li>Mindgadget has years of domain expertise in the Intermodal industry
Mindgadget engineers have experience building solutions in the Trucking & the Limousine industry
Today’s Intermodal companies are using outdated software that are either DOS based solutions or written in C/C++ using MFC, that’s where Mindgadget can come in offer integrated web solutions to Intermodal companies</li></li></ul><li>The Potential Market for the Intermodal Industry in North America<br />
Potential Revenue (ROI)<br /><ul><li>There are over 50,000 Intermodal Trucking Companies just in the US
Because of High Fuel Costs & Insurance Costs, the Intermodal Trucking companies have to cut costs to stay in the business.
Today other similar companies are charging Intermodal companies a hefty amount that totals over $ 100,000 per customer.
Penetration in the market through competitive pricing.
Mindgadget & its resellers can sell the software based on User Licenses or as a Software-As-A-Service which ever is preferred by a customer.
By charging a small transaction fee per load can enhance the revenue as well.
Mindgadget & its resellers can charge a lower yearly fee (10%) for Technical Support
Mindgadget & its resellers can benefit from the dedicated sales force in the Logistics Industry and the business relationship created over the years.</li></li></ul><li>Questions ?Contact: Uday RoyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 408-200-9892 (main)Phone: 408-499-1399 (cell)<br />