HOLLYWOOD, FLA. and MINNEAPOLIS – August 18, 2014 – During its 12th annual User Conference PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced it has entered into an agreement with Pana-Pacific, an established preferred supplier and engineering partner to the commercial vehicle market, to distribute its mobile fleet management products. “This distribution agreement allows Pana-Pacific to market and resell PeopleNet’s industry-leading applications through the OEM Heavy-Duty Truck Dealerships to small fleets of 25 tractors or less.”
“This new agreement couldn’t have come at a better time. With the pending electronic driver logs (ELD) mandate, now more than ever before, companies that manage smaller sized fleets are relying on telematics products to provide safety, efficiency and performance improvement tools,” says Garland Jackson, Senior Vice President for PeopleNet. “We’re excited to partner with Pana-Pacific. It is a company with a strong reputation, excellent reach and solid relationships
with its customers.”
“It’s exciting for the Pana-Pacific/PeopleNet relationship to grow in this direction,” said John Trenberth, President, Pana-Pacific. “Engaging the OEM dealerships in the sales of PeopleNet will allow small fleets better access to a premium telematics solution.”
More information about PeopleNet’s fleet management technology products can be found by visiting its website atwww.peoplenetonline.com.
The Pana-Pacific distribution agreement coincides with the first day of the 12th Annual PeopleNet User Conference being held in Hollywood, Fla., at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. More than 36 sessions are helping fleets maximize return on investment (ROI) and miles per gallon (MPG), reduce maintenance costs, improve safety, and more easily comply with regulation with the tools and information that PeopleNet provides them, including the unique needs of truckload, less than load trucking (LTL), private, and service fleets.
Pana-Pacific’s dedicated sales and engineering experts have worked side-by-side with Commercial Vehicle (CV) manufacturers for over 41 years, to develop and implement quality products for vehicles that live up to the required standards. Customers have come to rely on Pana-Pacific as the expert in the areas of mobile audio and infotainment, satellite radio, safety, navigation, video systems, communication systems, mobile appliances and more. Pana-Pacific has a systems-integration approach, which has positioned the company to offer world-class products from global companies to the CV manufacturers as well as their dealers and other valued customers. With 14 original equipment (OE) manufacturers as customers Pana-Pacific provides services to approximately 2,600 OE dealers, over 35 OE part distribution centers and thousands of CV fleet companies. At any given time, there are over 2,000 unique OEM part numbers in stock and available for shipment from Pana-Pacific’s warehouse facility in Fresno, California. Currently, Pana-Pacific is ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified and strives for a Customer Quality Target of 50 PPM. For more information, please visitwww.panapacific.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 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 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. 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.