Provides Drivers with Information They Need on Personal Mobile Devices
PHOENIX and MINNEAPOLIS, August 25, 2015— PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, announced today the commercial availability of its new ConnectedDriver™ Mobile Application suite. ConnectedDriver comprises a set of mobile applications intended as companions to the PeopleNet system. They are designed to improve mobility for drivers when they are away from their vehicles.
ConnectedDriver is available for iOS or Android devices and allows a driver to stay connected with dispatch, trip, messaging and hours of service information – all while away from the truck. The initial launch includes these main functions: alerting the driver that he/she has received a new dispatch; informing the driver of his/her hours of service availability; and offering read-only messaging. Benefits include:
“More and more, drivers are requesting a technology solution that allows them to use their personal mobile devices, but also stay connected to their company while on the road,” said Randy Boyles, the Senior Vice President of Mobile Strategy at PeopleNet. “The ConnectedDriver is that solution. It provides the mobility and functionality that the driver desires while also providing the up-to-the minute real-time information they need to do their jobs effectively and safely, while remaining compliant.”
To use the ConnectedDriver mobile app, a driver must be joined to a vehicle operating with a PeopleNet system. More information about PeopleNet’s fleet mobility products can be found at www.peoplenetonline.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 fleet mobility system 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. 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 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.