Quality Carriers (QCI), Tampa, Florida
Find solution to support driver mobility by improving communication and access to information both in and out of the cab.
– Cliff Dixon, Vice President of Information Technology, Quality Carriers (QCI)Download Case Study
Gorski Bulk Transport (GBT), Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada
Find integrated video system to increase driver safety and protect the company in case of an accident.
PeopleNet Video Intelligence
– Ted Gorski, President, Gorski Bulk Transport (GBT)Download Case Study
JRayl Transport, Akron, OH
Find a technology partner that offers unlimited opportunities to help the company expand cost effectively.
PeopleNet BLU® in-cab computers, Automated Workflow, eDriver Logs®, and the PeopleNet Fleet Manager.
-Jeremy Payn, Analyst Programmer, JRayl TransportDownload Case Study
More timely, better formatted reporting to make better management decisions that drive productivity gains. Cell phone ban limits communication with drivers.
PeopleNet BLU in-cab computers and the PeopleNet Fleet Manager
-Richard Hepler, Manager of HR and Safety, Best CartageDownload Case Study
Shaw Industries, Inc.
Find a technology partner that offers direct access and personal service to help communicate with and track trucks.
PeopleNet®, eDriver Logs®, Professional Services, Speed Monitoring, Vehicle Management
-Randy Black, Manager of Fleet Technology, Shaw Industries TransportationDownload Case Study
Find a mobile communications provider that integrates well with TMW.
PeopleNet Driver Terminal and BLU.2, Automated Workflow, eDriver Logs®, Vehicle Management.
-Paul Schmitz, Driver Manager of Viessman TruckingDownload Case Study
Meet increasingly stringent HOS regulations and improve operational efficiency.
PeopleNet eDriver Logs®
-Clint Hall, IT Manager of CPXDownload Case Study
Fastenal’s 375-vehicle fleet enables the company’s 2,500-plus stores to provide customers immediate access to locally stocked products, including items that can be stocked for their specific businesses. Efficient, on-time delivery is essential for keeping the company’s commitment to its customers.
“Initially, we wanted to be more compliant. The regulatory environment is pointing to technology as the wave of the future and we want to be ahead of the curve, especially with the EOBR mandate proposal on the table. Plus, the technology also presents opportunities to improve our operation.”
-Kevin Larson, Corporate Traffic Manager of FastenalDownload Case Study
NTB has a strong philosophy regarding the value of their drivers. They understand that drivers are the company’s mobile ambassadors and have been a key factor in their success and extensive growth since 1974. NTB’s Driver Relations group keeps drivers in the loop every day about important events, and acts a conduit for driver communications to and from other areas of the company.
Safety and efficiency are critical to the good health of any trucking company, but can sometimes be tested as many of NTB’s customers have stringent requirements for on-time delivery, some as high as 99.8 percent. NTB’s automated, computer-optimized dispatching program considers driver’s hours, home dates, and other factors that help drivers achieve success safely and efficiently.
-Dan Wood, ITS Vice President of NTBDownload Case Study
The desert almost dried up Mesilla Valley Transportation’s future in the first six months of its operation. CEO and founder Royal Jones explains, “We’re located fairly far from our customers, which adds to fuel costs and subtracts from earnings. At first I thought about selling one of our two trucks and returning to driving, but instead began to turn monthly losses by getting more mileage out of fuel we purchased—improving MPG.”
Today, logging an average of 13 million miles per month on 1,100 vehicles, MVT continues to live and breathe MPG. Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) implemented PeopleNet Vehicle Management with the distinct purpose of improving MPG, and that’s just what the firm did—big time. Within three months, the first of many milestone savings was logged, surpassing ROI projections.
In the first year of using PeopleNet Vehicle Management, Mesilla Valley Transportation cut fuel purchases by 300,000 gallons per month, chalking up $900,000 to one million dollars a month savings in fuel cost. According to Jones, “Our initial goal was to raise MPG by .2 to.3 of a mile. But we ultimately killed it with MPG that was nearly 30 percent better. PeopleNet reports that are based on Vehicle Management data helped us identify driver behaviors we could manage to drive MPG improvements. The next important step was to get inside drivers’ heads.”
-Royal Jones, CEO and founder of Mesilla Valley TransportationDownload Case Study
Hoekstra Transportation, St. Anne, Illinois
-Steve Hoekstra, CEO, Hoekstra TransportationDownload Case Study
Turner Gas Company had been exploring a relationship with PeopleNet for some time and during the second quarter of 2009, Turner implemented eDriver Logs and Speed Monitoring in their diesel and propane truck fleet covering a nine-state area.
– Turner Gas Co. Vice President and ControllerDownload Case Study
Service First Distribution, transportation division of Mid South Baking Co., makes 7,500 deliveries of 1.5 million buns to 2,500 fast food restaurants from New Mexico to the Carolinas per week. At that clip, the quality of the company’s delivery and distribution system is absolutely critical to accurate, on-time delivery of quality products. Continuously looking for ways to improve distribution productivity, the company was seeking a system to provide in-cab management data and greater visibility into vehicle status and the ability integrate data into backend systems. They found PeopleNet, and a comprehensive solution that drives impressive efficiencies across the fleet, from pick-up to delivery. What’s more, Mid South Baking Co. reached ROI in less than a year. Very fast, indeed.
-Mike Little, DirectorDownload Case Study
Carolina Cargo is a major coast-to-coast common carrier based in the Southeast United States that hauls dry goods, produce, and beverage to and from California. The company has been improving operational efficiency with PeopleNet BLU In-Cab PCs since 2009. When President Jim Crowder challenged PeopleNet Tailored Solutions group to help automate an expensive, time-consuming workflow, PeopleNet passed with flying colors.
-Jim Crowder, Carolina CargoDownload Case Study
When Kevin “Skip” Parker joined Service Transport in January 2008 as Safety Director and Responsible Care® Coordinator, he inherited the company’s unwavering commitment to the chemical industry’s issues related to health, safety and the environment. He also inherited a way to help the company measure up to this commitment—PeopleNet.
Although STC installed PeopleNet Driver Terminals in all of its trucks in 2002, the system was being used primarily for messaging, leaving eDriver Logs simmering on the back burner. Soon after Parker arrived on the scene, he initiated what he calls “a three- and four-tiered program”—a gradual process of familiarizing drivers with the system and training them in several groups at each terminal—beginning with six hand-selected drivers to test a training plan.
-Kevin “Skip” Parker, Safety Director and Responsible Care CoordinatorDownload Case Study
Iowa-based GSTC, Inc. has a stellar compliance record. Perfect, in fact. But that didn’t stop Vice President and General Manager, Tom Schmidt, from taking proactive steps to ensure continued HOS compliance and avoid possible future fines that would blemish the company’s record. Since 2005 GSTC has been utilizing PeopleNet’s eDriver Logs, Automated Workflow and Vehicle Management applications. It was a move Tom calls, “An outstanding decision.” The system helps prevent fines for HOS violations, saves paperwork for drivers and provide indisputable defense for deterring frivolous lawsuits. And it even made for a seamless and positive DOT compliance audit. “It was an incredibly smooth and pleasant process, thanks to eDriver Logs,” says Schmidt.
-Tom Schmidt, Vice President and General ManagerDownload Case Study
Customer service wasn’t the issue. Driver-out-of service was. For Pollywog Transport, a small trucking firm serving some of the world’s largest companies, exceptional service has always been key to success. But driver DOT citations for log violations were causing a high rate of driver-out-of-service. Despite the challenge, the fear of driver protest kept President Steve Teeple from investing in onboard communication technology. Today, he probably wonders why he waited so long, “I don’t understand how anybody can run a trucking company without PeopleNet. This technology is a must-have for hands-on management.” The long-haul fleet, with 33 power units and 90 trailers for refrigerated and dry commodity operations, now utilizes tracking, automated dispatch, electronic driver logs, automated fuel tax reporting and real-time performance tracking. The result: Driver-out-of-service from 90% to 35%. Driver productivity improved 30%. Reduced insurance costs 20% in the first year, an additional 10% the following year. Reduced ISS inspections…and more. Now, everyone is smiling.
-Steve Teeple, PresidentDownload Case Study
A Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 best-managed companies, MacKinnon’s long-haul fleet is made up of 300 over-the-road flatbed and tandem dry-box vans. It just so happens that the company also has a premier safety record, winning eight consecutive TCA Safety Awards in its division.
When asked about the secret to the company’s impeccable safety record, Senior Vice President of Operations Rick Miller explained, “We do our due diligence on drivers and have a very low turnover rate—well below 25 percent over the last eight to nine years. With that kind of retention, we’re able to build safety awareness and driver performance that supports a great record.”
-Rick Miller, Vice President of OperationsDownload Case Study
USA Logistics Carriers has realized a fuel mileage increase of 1.5 miles per gallon across its entire truckload fleet of 600 power units and 2,000 trailers. The Texas-based company, specializing in across-the-border transport to and from Mexico, has seen its overall fuel mileage rise from 5.5 miles per gallon to 7—a 27% improvement-since implementing PeopleNet’s Vehicle Management application to monitor both vehicle and driver performance in 2009.
“We chose PeopleNet because we were looking for a company that would give us more support on the IT side-and assistance in developing a system that would meet our needs,” explained Jim Aleman, the company’s chief operating operator. Vehicle Management warns of potential mechanical problems that can cause excess fuel use. It also helps the carrier control speeding and improve overall driver performance. “PeopleNet has given a great tool to monitor everything we do,” said Aleman.
-Jim Aleman, Chief Operating OfficerDownload Case Study
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, P&S Transport is a for-hire, specialty flat-bed carrier that has grown from 20 to 260 trucks since its start in 2004. All company trucks have PeopleNet onboard computing equipment. When fuel costs spiked to over $4.00 per gallon during the summer of 2008, PeopleNet implemented an MPG Guarantee Program that assessed all the various factors impacting fuel efficiency and saved P&S Transport $105,000 in hard-cost savings in just 45 days-with an average MPG increase of nearly 9%.
P&S Transport is no isolated example. PeopleNet’s MPG Guarantee Program has been shown to save individual long-haul fleets anywhere from $2,000 to 10,000 per truck—improving fuel economy by as much as 15 percent during the first full year of a focused fuel management program. In some cases, it has even doubled a firm’s profitability.
-Scott Smith, Vice PresidentDownload Case Study
HP Hood LLC is one of the country’s largest branded dairy operators, with approximately 4,500 employees operating its 17 manufacturing plants throughout the U.S. The company also handles its own product distribution with more than 350 power units, including 10-wheel straight trucks and tractor-trailer units.
As one of the nation’s leading dairy processors, HP Hood prides itself as an industry leader in all aspects including sustainability. The privately held company has joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership, an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry designed to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. SmartWay’s collective goal is to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012.
-Heidi Henderson, Logistics and Business AnalystDownload Case Study