PeopleNet onboard computers and applications optimize safety, customer service, compliance, and driver and vehicle performance
LAS VEGAS and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2009-PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a provider of innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, today announced that Dart Transit Company, one of America's premier truckload carriers, is in the process of installing PeopleNet. The announcement was made at the American Trucking Association's 2009 Management Conference and Exhibition being held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center, in Las Vegas October 4-7. Dart Vice President of Information Systems Dan Lyddy explained the company's decision. "PeopleNet's open platform and its adaptability to our changing needs are important in helping us continue to offer our customers exceptional service and improve our operational efficiency as we celebrate our 75th year in business. Their decision tree format is extremely easy to use, prompting drivers for all required information. In addition, safe messaging that doesn't distract drivers and use of electronic logs are critical to helping us meet our safety goals."
With PeopleNet onboard, Dart Transit Company is electronically monitoring hours of service (eDriver Logs®) to help drivers stay in compliance, and vehicle and driver performance data (PerformX®) helps management identify areas that need attention. PACOS®, PeopleNet's geofencing application, automates driver and dispatch functions for optimizing customer service and provides critical performance data to Dart's owner operators that helps them increase the efficiency of stops and improve supply-chain communications. In addition, PeopleNet LinkTM expedites the integration of these powerful applications with Dart's back-office systems, and Logistics Intelligence™ dashboard reporting provides both real-time, exception-based engine performance data and drill-down, comparative and flexible reporting.
PeopleNet COO Brian McLaughlin commented about Dart's selection, "This new relationship further validates our capabilities to serve the national fleet market. It also demonstrates how our unique collection of open systems, leading applications, and powerful ROI-engine can give leading fleets compelling reasons to change."
With more than 2,500 trucks, Dart offers coast-to-coast service, as well as regional service in the South, Midwest and Southeast, short haul service in several major markets and dedicated service to Fortune 500 companies. The Dart network of companies provides shippers with logistics and brokerage services, intermodal rail service, warehousing and portable storage.
For more information about PeopleNet, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
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: Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics' 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; M2M Value Chain Award; and Minnesota's Tekne Award. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
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