PeopleNet Introduces Industry's Easiest-to-Use Fleet Management System


New PeopleNet Fleet Manager simplifies user experience, provides customized access to real-time data via the Web that improves customer service, boosts productivity to lower operating costs

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 16, 2010 - PeopleNet, the leading provider of innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, today introduced the latest version of its web-based carrier fleet management system. The new PeopleNet Fleet Manager is highly configurable to adapt to each user's needs, simplifying and expediting their experience with the system. It also provides more complete, customized data access utilizing a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for flexible back-office data integration that helps management identify opportunities for lowering operating costs. In addition, more frequent communications provides greater visibility into fleet activities for improving customer service and management decisions.

Making the company's announcement, Vice President of Software Ben Nielsen explained that the new PeopleNet Fleet Manager's greatest asset is its flexibility with configurability to meet specific user needs. "There are a variety of users in a fleet who all have different information needs. Each wants the data they need in the format they need it in, when they need it, and it must be shareable with the systems, applications and partners they identify. That's why the new PeopleNet Fleet Manager is user-driven, with configurable roles, access levels and broad integration capabilities. The web-portal design reduces the number of clicks required for presenting more information on one page, allowing our customers to work faster."

Since PeopleNet's original introduction in 1996 of the PeopleNet Fleet Manager-the first Internet-based fleet management system to provide secure online control of communications-the company has enhanced the system to help fleets increasingly lower costs and improve their bottom lines. To preclude costly service interruptions that undermine on-time performance as well as availability of accurate data, PeopleNet's redundant data centers will run concurrently for the new PeopleNet Fleet Manager -another industry first. Its headroom handles the largest fleets and its scalability accommodates growth, attesting to PeopleNet as the technology choice for the long term. Demonstrating its continued commitment, PeopleNet plans to introduce new releases more frequently than in the past and provide broader access to mobile devices, browsers, Internet-connected devices and applications. The new PeopleNet Fleet Manager also offers multi-lingual support and an alert function to help mobile users stay in touch with their fleets.

About PeopleNet
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; and M2M Value Chain Award. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.