PeopleNet First Onboard Computing Provider to Introduce Management App for iPad, iPhone and Android Devices
Immediate notification of critical event information helps avoid potential incidents and better protects drivers and the public
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012—PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com), a leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, today announced that it has introduced a management app that provides critical event alerts to smart devices within seconds based on data from multiple sources. In announcing the new app to more than 850 attendees at the company’s 10th annual user conference being held today through August 8 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, Vice President of Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles explained that safety and maintenance managers in particular would appreciate the immediacy and detail of alerts. He said, “There is a tremendous amount of safety and maintenance-related information available through PeopleNet reports. However, we understand that there are events that require immediate attention rather than waiting to review reports. We are taking advantage of smart-device technology’s notification features to develop this safety app for helping customers avoid potential safety incidents and better protect drivers and the public.”
To address the industry’s top issue, PeopleNet developed the safety app for iPad first, leading a queue that includes: a maintenance app, featuring fault code and tire pressure alerts to help fleets avoid major overhaul expenses and poor fuel economy; and a vehicle location and messaging app for smart devices that allow executives to check up on key concerns regardless of location. Additional availability of all apps for the iPhone and Android devices is in the works as well.
The PeopleNet system sends an alert to registered smart-device users. When an alert is received, the user can access all relevant event data through the alert. For instance, if there were a rollover-stability or sudden-deceleration event, a satellite map of the incident would be provided along with pre- and post-incident trails, all of the particulars of the incident, the identity of the driver, the driver’s available hours of service (HOS), and their past 24-hour HOS activity. The last five safety events for the driver are also displayed to help assess the emergence of a negative trend.
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 more than 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.