PeopleNet Named a Finalist in IT Services for 16th Annual Tekne Awards

MHTA Honors Minnesota’s Top Technology Companies and Individuals

MINNEAPOLIS – September 29, 2015 — PeopleNet® (, a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that it has been named as a finalist in the IT Services category for the 2015 Tekne Awards. Presented by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership. The winners will be announced at the awards gala at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The Tekne Awards IT Services category recognizes the contributions of technology service providers whose creative approaches to business solutions streamline client processes, reduce customer costs, shorten time to market, and increase service capacity or customer access through technology. PeopleNet was chosen as a finalist based on its new ConnectedFleet platform, a comprehensive fleet management solution that integrates enterprise and mobile technologies with real-time predictive analytics that provide insights for helping land transportation management make more effective decisions.

“We’re honored to be recognized by MHTA for our long-standing commitment to innovation and technology,” said PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin. “Our new platform supports our overall mission of serving the needs of North American transportation companies with the best possible solutions for effective management, and customizing those solutions to meet customer-centric needs.”

For the past 16 years, the Tekne Awards have been given in 13 categories to Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management.

“The Tekne Awards recognize those whose leadership and dedication to technological development helps demonstrate Minnesota as a global leader in technology,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president and CEO of MHTA. “This year’s finalists should be extremely proud of their role in advancing the science and technology sector in Minnesota.”

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About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

About PeopleNet

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

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