SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS and MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 20, 2013—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), the leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that promote on-time schedules, enhance service levels, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable fleet growth, today announced that it is expanding the company’s technology leadership in the U.S. energy services transportation sector by collaborating with Trimble sister companies ALK Technologies and GEOTrac. In making the announcement in opening remarks at PeopleNet’s 11th annual user conference being held in San Antonio, Aug. 19-22, Executive Vice President Rick Ochsendorf said, “Our dedicated Energy Services area is continuing to build a suite of energy services solutions to increase fleet efficiency, reduce fleet liabilities and mitigate environmental damage by improving the safety of hauling crude oil and fracking fluids. We’re fast-tracking our product expansion by combining PeopleNet fleet mobility solutions with proven technologies from GEOTrac, the leading technology supplier to Canada’s energy services transportation sector, and ALK Technologies, a global leader in transportation technology and navigation software.”
User conference attendees are learning about fleet mobility tools specifically designed for energy services, including monitoring to ensure vehicles and drivers are on the correct route for hauling dangerous materials through cities, towns from oil and gas sites. The company will demonstrate the PeopleNet Energy Services Portal, which includes reporting and analytics, conditional alerting, real-time energy-specific mapping featuring North American private lease-road and well coverage, and CoPilot Truck Energy, an in-cab turn-by-turn navigation solution integrated with oil and gas filed mapping, to guide the driver directly to the well site.
The company’s aggressive efforts are in response to a growing number of customers in this sector (Crosstex Energy Services, Legend Energy Services, Missouri Basin Well Service, Nuverra Environmental Solutions, and Tankstar USA, to name a few) and the growth of the industry and its needs for reliable two-way messaging and global position systems in remote areas supported by tri-mode communications (cellular, satellite and WiFi), driver safety in environments posing high risk of explosion, vehicle tracking to and from well sites, coordination of teams moving rigs, location monitoring of equipment and least-cost routing. PeopleNet’s energy services already include Crude Workflow for improving driver efficiency and eDriverLogs HOS application that includes oil field regulations.
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by more than 1,750 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; M2M Value Chain Award; and Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division and 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 visitwww.peoplenetonline.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, and mobile workforces. For more than 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage, and mapping solutions, including CoPilot Live GPS navigation software, PC*MILER and ALK Maps, a development platform designed for the transportation industry that provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications. ALK Technologies, Inc. is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) International Transportation and Logistics Division. For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.
About GEOTrac Systems, Inc.
GEOTrac Systems Inc. provides fleet management and worker safety solutions for the oil and gas industry. Focused on this vertical, GEOTrac is able to provide custom solutions relevant to the needs of field operations. GEOTrac works with many of North America’s top oil and gas producers and service companies. Since 2003, GEOTrac has been providing GIS mapping, web-based software and rugged hardware for the harsh climate in the oil and gas industry. GEOTrac Systems, Inc. is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) International Transportation and Logistics Division. For more information about GEOTrac Systems, Inc., visit:www.geotracinternational.com.