PeopleNet User Conference Expected to Break Attendance Record
Regulatory and technological changes, financial challenges driving 70 percent increase
MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2011 – PeopleNet, the leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, today announced that attendance at its 2011 user conference will break a record. With the event four weeks away, PeopleNet COO Brian McLaughlin explained the 70 percent increase in interest to date. He said, “Our industry is rife with regulatory and technological change as well as financial challenges, and this is a one-stop resource for fleets to navigate these changes and challenges. It’s an opportunity to learn not only from PeopleNet’s industry leaders, but also from other transportation companies that share their experiences in roundtables and presentations. We want to educate our customers to help them get the most out of their technology investment, including staying ahead of the competitive curve.”
The ninth Annual PeopleNet User Conference, scheduled for August 15-17 in Boca Raton, FL at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, focuses on helping fleets maximize ROI and MPG and reduce maintenance costs with the tools and information that PeopleNet provides them. Thirty-six sessions will address the unique needs of truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets.
Mike Kelly, director of information services for Mesilla Valley Transportation Services, Las Cruces, New Mexico, will be attending his sixth PeopleNet user conference. “Face-to-face time with industry peers and PeopleNet’s experts at these conferences has always been helpful. It’s a very positive environment, where everyone’s more than happy to share how they’ve used PeopleNet to improve their operation and solve their problems. It’s also a great opportunity to strengthen our partnership with PeopleNet by having senior management’s ear. We’re actually bringing more people this year than in past years—from our safety, operations, maintenance, and business intelligence areas.”
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by nearly 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company annually reinvests 100 percent of its profits into the business for aggressively developing new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.