Shippers can get direct access to check load status, track shipments, or place orders with eLink from TMW Systems Inc. The new Internet extension can be matched with TMW's PowerSuite for client/ server platforms or TL2000 for the IBM AS/400.

The new tracking/status feature allows shippers to use a browser and Internet connection to drill down into any trip order or to display load locations on a map. E-mail reports can also be sent to customers based on criteria they set.

Orders placed electronically through eLink are transferred directly to dispatchers' screens for assignment, according to TMW.