Towne Air Freight Installing PeopleNet BLU.2 In-Cab Technology and Mobile Communications in Entire 400+ Line Haul Fleet
Pricing, functionality, and breadth of offerings drive decision for provider of electronic logs, safety training, and efficient driver communication and outstanding customer service
MINNEAPOLIS, July 17, 2012—PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com), a leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, announced today that Towne Air Freight has begun to install its BLU.2 in-cab technology and mobile communication system in its entire nationwide line haul fleet. “Being new to in-cab technology, we really scrutinized and compared just about every provider,” said Jerry Scott, Towne Air Freight’s vice president of human resources. “When it came to pricing and a wide range of offerings, PeopleNet was head and shoulders above the pack.”
The South Bend, Ind.-based national provider of airport-to-door, door-to-airport, and airport-to-airport services initiated its search for technology to help cost-effectively manage CSA compliance with electronic logs, streamline safety training and tracking of independent contractors with video modules for running in the cab.
“We saw a tremendous opportunity to improve both our safety and efficiency by replacing telephone communications with email dispatch-to-driver communication,” added Scott. “In addition, PeopleNet’s GPS technology further enables us to provide even better service to our entire customer base by automatically initiating shipment status updates" added Scott.
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 has aggressively developed 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. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
About Towne Air Freight
Towne Air Freight is a privately held company celebrating nearly 50 years in business and is headquartered in South Bend, Ind. Towne provides a wide range of Expedited Air Freight trucking services and local cartage to more than 65 airport markets throughout North America. In addition to serving International and Domestic forwarding and Logistics companies, Towne also manages air-freight trucking and container freight services for international and domestic airlines. For more information, please visit www.towneair.com.