Attendees encouraged to think differently, share innovations
PHOENIX and MINNEAPOLIS, July 27, 2015 — PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility solutions, will be holding its annual User Conference at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona from August 24-26. The 13th annual User Conference features a theme of “Connext” and aims to provide industry leaders with opportunities to discover best practices for increasing performance by connecting with the smartest minds in the business.
The three-day conference boasts of the most expanded content yet with more than 50 educational workshops and seminars, double the amount offered in previous years. These sessions will feature multiple hands-on learning opportunities designed for participants to gain first-hand experience with new PeopleNet products, including the PeopleNet Mobile Gateway™, the ConnectedTabletTM and the ConnectedDriverTM mobile app. Attendees will also benefit from exchanging experiences, creating connections and discovering ways to elevate their mobility management savvy.
“As we look to the future of the transportation industry, we’ll be facing issues like increased regulations and driver shortages, among others. Connext allows our innovative customers who have already adopted new technologies— such as ELDs— to collaborate with others about these industry hot buttons and provide insight about their experiences. PeopleNet wants attendees to be exposed to a new way of thinking about how to compete in a changing landscape,” says PeopleNet president Brian McLaughlin. “At PeopleNet we’ve had a lot of exciting changes, innovations and introductions, all of which positively impact our customers. We are eager to share these developments in more detail at our User Conference.” Specifically, McLaughlin points to the customer-focused changes including:
Attendees of the User Conference are also invited to a Customer Appreciation Dinner, as well as special evening entertainment provided by country recording artist, songwriter, and radio host Lindsay Lawler. Lindsay Lawler serves as a spokesperson for the Truckload Carrier’s Association’s Highway Angel program, an initiative that recognizes and awards America’s truck drivers for their acts of kindness and life-saving efforts on the road. As part of this program, the Truckload Carrier’s Association and TravelCenters of America (TA) jointly host the third Highway Angel Truck Stop Tour, which uses music to promote a positive image of the trucking industry.
Additionally, PeopleNet will announce the recipients of the annual “Innovator of the Year” award, which recognizes PeopleNet customers who are using the system to drive higher levels of ROI and performance through innovations in integration, custom-tailored applications, process implementation, training methods, and more.
“PeopleNet is excited for the chance to bring its customers and partners together to exchange innovations and ideas,” says McLaughlin. “This industry is rapidly evolving, and those who attend the User Conference are leaders who are going to have the greatest innovative impact moving forward.”
Also available to select attendees this year is a PeopleNet Performance Workshop, a proprietary training program developed for PeopleNet users including administrators, dispatchers, driver trainers and other operational roles within fleets. The workshop offers hands-on and in-depth training in areas that range from installation, eDriverLogs®, PeopleNet Fleet Manager, billing, reporting, driver training and application administration.
For more information or to register for the User Conference, please visit http://peoplenetuserconference.com/.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.