GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and MINNEAPOLIS, March 25, 2014—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology that optimizes performance and decision-making management, today announced that Zimmerman Truck Lines is adopting PeopleNet technology for their entire dry van and flatbed fleets. Zimmerman Dispatch Manager/Special Projects Dave Wetzler said, “We were impressed with PeopleNet right out of the gate. We’ll be able to pull all available driver and vehicle data together from multiple sources faster and in a way that will let us leverage the most current advanced truck technologies and improve data accuracy. We’re also excited about using VUSION’s MPG (miles per gallon) analytics and fuel-tax application data to help us improve fuel efficiency.”
In addition to implementing PeopleNet for more insightful reporting and analytics, the carrier is focusing on automating workflow with geofencing to improve driver efficiency. PeopleNet will be integrated with Zimmerman’s sophisticated TMW dispatch system.
Making the announcement at the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention being held today through March 26 in Grapevine, PeopleNet Senior Vice President of Sales Garland Jackson said, “When fleets are forced to reevaluate their legacy technology, they tend gravitate to PeopleNet because of our reputation in the marketplace as a partner to grow with—demonstrated commitment to our customers’ success through innovation, service and support.”
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 nearly 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.