Mesilla Valley Transportation Extends 12-year Partnership with PeopleNet for Entire Fleet of 1,100 Vehicles

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GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2014—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology that optimizes performance and decision-making management, today announced that Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) has extended its 12-year partnership with PeopleNet for its entire fleet of 1,100 vehicles. “Over the past 12 years, we have taken advantage of PeopleNet’s expanding driver and vehicle data to help us manage fuel economy,” said MVT’s Director of Information Technology Mike Kelley. “MPG and safety go hand in hand in that this same information has been helpful in revving up our safety program and steadily lowering our CSA score.”

One of the largest locally-owned transportation providers in Western Texas and Southern New Mexico, MVT was among the first to implement PeopleNet Vehicle Management with a sophisticated driver incentive program to improve MPG. Logging an average of 12,500,000 loaded miles per month since July of 2013, MVT continues to live and breathe MPG. However, the carrier’s focus on safety and compliance is stronger than ever with the entire fleet running on eDriver Logs®.  

According to MVT Director of Safety Wayne Miller, who led the electronic logs implementation, electronic logging has raised utilization, made its nearly 1,400 drivers more efficient, and is starting to help drivers improve their earnings.

Miller said, “Driving behavior is the most critical factor in our safety program. That’s why detailed OER (onboard event recorder) reports from PeopleNet that include second-by-second information—braking, sudden acceleration and deceleration, etc.—are extremely valuable in coaching drivers. They indicate that drivers could be following vehicles too closely, that loads are shifting to pose safety threats.” 

Making the announcement at the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention being held today through March 26 in Grapevine, Texas, PeopleNet Senior Vice President of Sales Mark Kessler said, “Our strong partnership with MVT is a perfect example of PeopleNet technology’s power to enable carrier and driver success on all levels. MVT is staying ahead of the curve when it comes to safety, compliance, efficiency and fuel economy.”

About PeopleNet

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 Precision Mobility Platform 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 nearly 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. 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 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 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

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