May 20, 2011 3:00 PM, EDT

TMW Systems Buys Appian Logistics

Transportation software maker TMW Systems said that it has acquired privately held Appian Logistics Software. Terms were not disclosed.

The deal expands TMW’s logistics and freight management services for third-party logistics firms, courier services and private fleets in the retail, food and beverage distribution and restaurant industries.

“TMW can now offer industry-leading, last-mile routing and scheduling optimization solutions for dedicated and private fleets with Appian’s Direct Route software and complementary applications,” TMW CEO David Wangler said in a statement.

Wangler added that with Appian, the two companies work with at least 21 of the top 25 dedicated carriers in the United States.

In March, TMW said that 140 customers signed new software contracts with TMW in 2009 although they recorded lower freight volume.

TMW was last in the acquisition arena in November 2009 when it purchased trucking software provider Innovative Computing. That deal was clinched when TMW paid an undisclosed sum for ICC’s parent, privately held BetaZone.

About 26 months earlier, TMW bought Integrated Support Decision, also for an undisclosed sum.