MINNEAPOLIS, July 8, 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 a new partnership with Drivewyze for improving driver efficiency, regulatory compliance and safety. When PeopleNet’s GPS and mobile communication technologies integrated with Drivewyze PreClear offers hands-free delivery of the weigh station bypass service.
PeopleNet Executive Vice President Rick Ochsendorf said, “Our partnership with Drivewyze advances our commitment to our customers’ safety, as well as the public’s safety. Our integration with Drivewyze further enhances our customers’ efficiency, compliance, and safety by providing a hands-free solution that is fully compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations. There appears to be even greater potential for collecting additional CSA and vehicle inspection data that will expedite weigh station processing and allow greater focus on vehicles or carriers with potential issues.”
Drivewyze PreClear lets the driver know through the in-cab communications device when the vehicle is approaching a weigh station. If the carrier and vehicle pass criteria established by each state enforcement agency, including safety scores, registration and IFTA tax compliance, the driver receives permission to bypass the inspection site. If there is an issue, the driver is signaled to pull-in.
“PeopleNet’s decision to become a reseller of Drivewyze PreClear through this agreement demonstrates its commitment to providing fleets mobility solutions that can leverage their safety and compliance investments to reduce operating costs,” said Brian Heath, president of Drivewyze. “With PeopleNet’s integrated bypass service, fleets can eliminate the need to manage multiple vendor accounts and costly transponders, while accessing a more comprehensive service site footprint including temporary inspection sites. An FMCSA study demonstrated that one weigh station stop made for even 5 minutes can save a carrier $8.68 in fuel and time. So, the ability to bypass unnecessary inspections generates tremendous ROI.”
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 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company has aggressively developed 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.