Seaboard Transport Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary as a Recognized Leader in the Bulk Truckload Industry and 10 Years with PeopleNet Canada

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BURLINGTON, Ontario, Feb. 17, 2014 —– PeopleNet® Canada, a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology that optimizes performance and decision-making management, today announced that Seaboard Transport Group is marking its 10th year with PeopleNet as it celebrates its 50th year as a recognized leader in the bulk truckload industry.

“As our technology partner, PeopleNet Canada provides us tools that continue to help us manage our expansion—especially the recent increase in our fleet size over the past four years” said Seaboard Process Improvement Manager Craig Whittaker. “In addition to improving our day-to-day operations, the technology has helped us be more efficient and provide our customers safe, reliable, professional service. The open platform, third-party integrations, open interface, and reporting are exceptional. But at the end of the day, it’s about the people that create, deliver, and support the technology. It’s always been service beyond our expectations, because PeopleNet people are responsive, in a league of their own.”

PeopleNet has helped Seaboard eliminate laborious paper recordkeeping and administrative responsibilities for drivers and back-office staff. Integrations with back-office systems and customers continue to improve productivity, safety and compliance, and service. “Bottom line,” Whittaker added, “PeopleNet gives us the tools we need to monitor and measure results in just about every aspect of our operation. We get the information we need, when we need it, in a format we can use for making effective decisions.”

Some of the tools PeopleNet Canada is providing Seaboard include:

  • Automated Fuel Tax reporting enabled the company to refocus two and one-half positions on higher value functions; reporting done in a fraction of the time.
  • eDriver Logs® automates hours-of-service recording, reporting and auditing; Driver Scorecards consistently reflect improvements in safety and hours-of-service (HOS) compliance and safe driving behaviors.
  • Automated Workflow has streamlined communication between drivers, dispatch and the back office by replacing cell phones with messaging, which is a safer, non-intrusive way to track driver activity/vehicle location.
  • Accident reconstruction combines GPS tracking with onboard event recorder data to create a valuable tool for managing liabilities and losses; speed, direction, RPMs, hard braking data during a minute before and 30 seconds after near misses and accidents.
  • Seaboard was first in Canada to create electronic driver inspection reports (eDVIRs) and integrate them into maintenance processes; automation helps the driver complete a report in 50 percent less time and provides electronic filing of driver inspection reports.
  • The PeopleNet Link enables Seaboard to develop integrations with back-office and dispatch systems quickly and easily; integrations with customers enable them to access real-time delivery updates/confirmations; utilization report helps identify areas and create recommendations for improving driver/vehicle utilization.
  • PeopleNet Professional Services, a team of consultants dedicated to speeding up and optimizing ROI, developed a fuel management program that reported an 8–10 percent improvement MPG performance since implementation.

About PeopleNet
PeopleNet Canada, part of 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 Precision Mobility Platform 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 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; and M2M Value Chain Award. 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 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

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