SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS and MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2013—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), the leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that reduce cost per mile, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable fleet growth, today announced the recipients of its 2013 Innovator of the Year Awards, which the company presents to fleets in their respective categories that demonstrate exceptional leadership in using PeopleNet to create unique solutions that accelerate/drive return on investment (ROI). Presenting the awards at last evening’s customer appreciation banquet held at PeopleNet’s 11th annual user conference, Senior Vice President of Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles said, “These customers created exceptional ways to get the most from their PeopleNet technology investment, and we hope their pioneering contributions are an inspiration to all of our customers.”
Under 100 Trucks: Crosstex Energy Services, Dallas, Texas
Crosstex Energy Services has driven innovation since it began using PeopleNet eight years ago. Most recently, the company completely customized the baseline Crude Workflow application to fit its unique needs. After 150 hours of custom coding, the application has dramatically reduced the time drivers and back-office personnel spend processing paperwork. With the integration of TMW Suite drivers can now request automated rerouting and re-dispatching of loads depending on why an initial load was rejected.
100-500 Trucks: J Rayl Transport, Akron, Ohio
J Rayl Transport has aggressively logged numerous achievements with PeopleNet since becoming a customer in 2010. Most recently, the company has demonstrated leadership in energy conservation and clean energy fuels, bringing to its headquarters the first public compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the area. The fleet also uses a customized PeopleNet CNG fueling form captures miles-per-gallon and cost-per-mile data to enable the company to compare results equitably on its dual-fueled vehicle and with its 10 new CNG-powered vehicles. The company was also recognized for its exceptional driver relations program.
500-Plus Trucks: MBI Energy Services, Belfield, ND
Last year MBI Energy Services dove into PeopleNet with its adoption of TABLET™ Premium, Satcomm and Crude Workflow, and has revolutionized the way U.S. trucking companies view technology in the booming oil field and energy services market. MBI automated the massive volume of driver workload that is unique to this market, making the fleet’s mobile technology capabilities the watermark for winning business. MBI is also beta testing PeopleNet Energy Services Navigation, oil field mapping based on proven technologies from PeopleNet’s sister Trimble companies ALK Technologies and GEOTrac.
Canada: Paul’s Hauling LTD, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Paul’s Hauling LTD has vigorously used PeopleNet since 2009 and has been an early adopter and promoter for ALK Navigation and ALK Route Sync. In addition, it has enhanced its system with Speedgauge, Activity Standards, Onboard Event Recording, Fault Codes, Satellite and Crude Workflow. It recently updated its entire fleet and integrated Crude Workflow into a portion of their fleet.
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.