PeopleNet 20th Anniversary Heralds New Possibilities for Innovation


CINCINNATI and MINNEAPOLIS, Apr. 14, 2014—PeopleNet® (, a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that its 20th anniversary heralds new possibilities for extending its legacy of innovation leadership in transportation technology. Making the milestone announcement at the National Private Truck Council’s (NPTC) National Education Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio, PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin said, “We’re grateful to our customers for attesting to our 20-year reputation for innovation and service—a reputation that no other provider in this industry can match. But we’re just getting started. There’s a new possible, and we’re changing the rules.” 

With more than vision and a solid track record, PeopleNet is the only company that has the long-term financial backing of an international leader in the transportation and logistics and energy services fields. 

McLaughlin added that the company’s Precision Mobility Platform forges a complete fleet solution by integrating enterprise, analytics, and mobile technologies to provide powerful capabilities that no one has even thought of. “With an explosive set of new data from engines, loads, drivers, and third-party systems customers have access to real-time predictive analytics—a revolutionary game-changer that provides fleets an enormous competitive edge with actionable insight into vehicle and driver performance, asset protection and risk mitigation.”

A look at PeopleNet’s 20-plus industry firsts indicates the company has mastered the formula for innovative leadership with the right people in the right culture. McLaughlin said, “Our 34 CTPs (Certified Trucking Professionals), more than any NPTC member, help us execute our commitment to understanding and meeting the industry’s challenges. To keep us focused on the right solutions, we bring customers into our road-mapping process with the PeopleNet Advisory Council (PAC).” 

With nearly 250,000 units and over 2,000 customers, PeopleNet’s open platform is poised to grab a healthy share of demand that McLaughlin anticipates growing dramatically over the next five years, from regulatory initiatives, high-growth transportation segments, and continued vertical market expansion. He says the company will choose specific segments like it did last year in the energy services sector and add new product lines for becoming a more complete fleet mobility provider, as it did with its trailer tracking and portable TABLET® product lines in recent years.

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 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

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