12.29.08 - Food Logistics Names PeopleNet to the Top 100 Technology Solution Providers for the Fifth Straight Year
(December 29, 2008) -- The editors of Food Logistics magazine have named PeopleNet to the 2008 FL 100 - the top 100 technology providers to the food, beverage and consumer packaged goods companies industry. This is the fifth year in a row PeopleNet has made the list.
Food Logistics is a print and web publication that covers the movement of product and information through all channels of the food supply chain -- including warehousing, transportation and information technology. PeopleNet is North America's leading provider of intelligent onboard solutions and mobile communications to the transportation industry.
Top 100 companies are featured in the cover story of the November/December 2008 issue of Food Logistics, as well as online at www.foodlogistics.com.
"We are very proud to be among the Food Logistics top 100 for the fifth year in a row," said Brian McLaughlin, PeopleNet COO. "We're particularly pleased that Food Logistics recognizes our commitment to the food and beverage industries. It's a compliment to our products and services and to the outstanding PeopleNet team that backs them up."
"Of course, PeopleNet works in collaboration with our customers, so this recognition is very much a compliment to them, leading food service companies such as Performance Food Group, McKee Foods, Advance Food Co. and many others," McLaughlin said.
Food Logistics announced its first Top 100 list of technology solution and service providers five years ago to recognize technology solution and service providers that help companies increase efficiency and gain competitive logistical advantage.
"In today's tough economic climate, grocery and foodservice distributors and manufacturers are facing complex distribution challenges and they're applying more technologies to better manage their supply chains," explained Katherine Doherty, editor-in-chief of Food Logistics magazine.
"The FL100 is a source of technology solution providers that offer products and services that specifically focus on the unique needs of the food industry," Doherty said. "The FL100 recipients have demonstrated that they can meet our readers' specific needs."
PeopleNet is the only company in its category also on the Top 100 Logistics IT Companies list compiled by Inbound Logistics, which serves the wider logistics community.
PeopleNet, based in suburban Minneapolis, is North America's leading provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems. Its transportation products are used by top truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the U.S. and Canada. PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago and now serves more than 1,500 customers, including several Fortune 500 companies. PeopleNet is on the web at www.peoplenetonline.com. For more information contact: Meghan AuBuchon 763-279-7636, firstname.lastname@example.org.