SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 16, 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 an integration with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster LTL to better address the complexities of the companies’ less-than-truckload customers. “In the dynamic LTL environment, driver’s assignments are likely to change frequently each day,” explained PeopleNet Senior Vice President, Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles. “Our mobile communication and computing system automates dispatch-driver communications streamlines the change process and workflow for drivers using LoadMaster LTL, and enables them to respond to changes more quickly and with less effort. PeopleNet customers with LTL (less-than-truckload) fleets now have another transportation management system designed specifically for their needs.”
With the PeopleNet-McLeod LoadMaster integration, the driver views all stops, selects the stop to make, and when the driver indicates arrival, the corresponding form is presented for the driver to complete. For load pickup, drivers are asked to identify freight essentials: number of pieces and pallets, weight and destination zip codes.
“LoadMaster LTL is all about helping both office staff and drivers get more done in less time,” said McLeod Vice President of LTL Technologies Marc Mitchell. “The tight integration between automated data collection and mobile communications at the truck-and-trailer level drives errors out of the work process and the system.”
About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation, brokerage and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies in all areas while reducing costs. McLeod Software’s integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the McLeod Freight Management Solutions product line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves truckload and LTL carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers throughout North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.
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 visit www.peoplenetonline.com.