MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2013 –PeopleNet®, a leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that reduce cost per mile, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable growth, today announced that William Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company and best selling author of Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself, will be the featured speaker kicking off the company’s annual user conference to be held in San Antonio at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, August 19-22. “Having shook up the business magazine world with a magazine that focused on innovators and disruptors who were reinventing their industries, Mr. Taylor is a perfect choice for addressing our customers, trucking industry leaders with foresight and passion for adopting tools that drive their businesses forward,” said PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin. “Uncertainty and change are inevitable for all industries. The regulatory, environmental, and safety issues facing fleet owners and managers require a Taylor-like grasp of successful transformation. He will apply the themes inPractically Radical to implementing a change agenda for the trucking industry.”
The company is anticipating 1,000 attendees at this year’s conference, the highest in 11 years. The conference features more than 40 education sessions, including roundtable discussions and presentations by customers who have successfully optimized efficiencies, increased safety and compliance, and enhanced customer service using PeopleNet products and services. The last day to register is August 9. More information about “Performance Rides Onward” is available atwww.peoplenetuserconference.com.
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; M2M Value Chain Award; and Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division and a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.