LAS VEGAS and MINNEAPOLIS, April 28, 2014—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced at the National Tanker Truck Carriers Annual Conference & Tank Truck Equipment Show being held in Las Vegas that it has expanded its current integration with McLeod Software to provide energy services fleets greater efficiency with the addition of Crude Oil Workflow. PeopleNet Senior Vice President of Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles said, “Integrating PeopleNet Crude Oil Workflow with McLeod’s LoadMaster® dispatch software extends savings and efficiency opportunities to energy services fleets by automating their unique market-centric processes. In essence, it creates an end-to-end solution that integrates dispatch, driver-vehicle activity, and accounting.”
Notable for energy services fleets, the integration enables the immediate capture of delivery/pickup station information to eliminate the need for hand-written tickets or bills. Automating ticket creation and in-cab volume calculations not only reduces driver on-station time, but also improves information accuracy. What’s more, accurate calculations are seamlessly transferred to customer reporting and invoicing in LoadMaster to expedite the billing process.
Ft. Worth, Texas-based PennCo Transport, Inc. President Phillip Penn talked about how his fleet will use the PeopleNet-McLeod integration to enhance its competitive position. “Everyone in the crude oil business is asking for real-time ticket information. The integration lets us cut our timeframe from 10 days to two weeks down to the next day and enables customers to track our vehicles.”
In addition to eliminating the need for time consuming phone based dispatching and communication, the integration provides visibility into fleet activities with real-time updates about location and order status (including immediate notifications for rejections and on station delays).
The integration blends PeopleNet’s reliable mobile communications (cellular, satellite, WiFi), GPS, and engine data with McLeod to improve data accuracy, driver efficiency, and expedite settlements and invoicing. PeopleNet automates dispatch-driver communications and provides dispatch real-time visibility into drivers’ hours of service with electronic logs for facilitating compliant scheduling.
“We are excited to announce this new integration solution with PeopleNet for our oilfield customers who use the PeopleNet in-cab solution,” said Rick Halbrooks, Vice President of Sales for McLeod Software. “We are always looking for ways to add more value for our many bulk and tank truck customers who serve this industry.”
Transportation companies that work with McLeod Software find the best ways to improve customer service levels and operating ratios, attract and retain the best drivers, and drive automation to destroy inefficiency. McLeod Software is the leading provider of transportation dispatch, accounting, operations and brokerage management software, and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs. For more information, please contact us at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.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.