PeopleNet Names Garland L. Jackson, Jr. Head of OEM Business Line

MINNEAPOLIS, March 26, 2015— PeopleNet® (, a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, announced today that Garland L. Jackson, Jr. has been chosen to lead its original equipment manufacturers (OEM) business. A 15-year veteran of PeopleNet and long-term industry professional, Jackson will work with new and existing OEM customers to integrate PeopleNet vehicle health monitoring technologies, analytics and analysis to improve efficiencies and the end-user customer experience.

“We are thrilled to acknowledge Garland’s past contributions to PeopleNet by naming him to this newly established role. We’ll be working together to further establish PeopleNet as a leader in the OEM/remote diagnostics market, and he’s uniquely qualified to make that happen,” said Brian McLaughlin, President of PeopleNet. “We see great opportunity in partnering with OEM organizations. We have the technology to effectively monitor a vehicle’s health in real time, which provides valuable engine data back to OEMs and ultimately helps organizations keep their trucks on the road, running smoothly.”

PeopleNet’s success in the OEM space has been building since the announcement of its first agreement in 2013 with Navistar International Corporation to provide engine diagnostic information through Navistar’s OnCommand™ Connection for International® fleets. The company also has entered into an agreement with Volvo and recently announced that:

  • PeopleNet has been selected by Peterbilt as its partner for the new SmartLINQ™ system, a fully integrated, factory-installed remote vehicle diagnostics system that will be standard on all Peterbilt models equipped with a PACCAR MX-13 engine.
  • PeopleNet has been chosen as the exclusive integrated vehicle health monitoring provider for KENWORTH TruckTech+ in all Kenworth Class 8 trucks with PACCAR MX-13 engines.
  • PeopleNet offers an introductory version of Cummins Connected Diagnostics, which builds upon an integrated fault code analysis available to PeopleNet customers today.

“I’m excited to work with PeopleNet’s OEM customers to further expand PeopleNet’s client roster and capabilities in this space,” said Jackson. “It’s always been a passion of mine to ensure that customers understand the value that each new PeopleNet technology provides, for example how those technologies reduce costs by expediting processes and improving services. I look forward to bringing that enthusiasm to the OEM channel while working with my colleagues and other Trimble leaders on behalf of our customers.”

Jackson is a transportation technology professional with 32 years of senior management experience in sales, operations, customer service, product and business development, and marketing. Before joining PeopleNet in 2000, he was with United Parcel Service (UPS) for 20 years, where he played an instrumental role in the launch and deployment of UPS’s first wireless communication service initiative, On Call Air. Jackson previously held positions with Eaton Corporation’s Transportation Information Services and Descartes Systems Group of Canada as an application consultant.

Active in the industry, Jackson serves on the Board of Governors for the National Private Truck Council. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Montreat College, Montreat, N.C.


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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