MINNEAPOLIS – April 30, 2018 – PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) will install PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence in its fleet of more than 1,000 trucks.
PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence solution utilizes forward, side and rear-facing cameras usable to create a 360-degree view around the cab and trailer of a truck. A PeopleNet customer since 2007, UNFI’s implementation of Video Intelligence extends its use of PeopleNet solutions to advance its fleet’s safety and efficiency.
“For more than a decade, PeopleNet technology has helped us maximize the performance and safety of our drivers and vehicles,” said Jeff Wismans, National Director of Transportation at UNFI. “The Video Intelligence solution is the logical next step in our commitment to making the roads safer for all drivers.”
PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence was the first solution on the market to fully integrate with a fleet management system. Through PeopleNet’s Onboard Event Recording (OER), video can be triggered by company-controlled settings, including sudden acceleration or hard braking. These videos are then displayed in the PeopleNet Fleet Manager, a secure online web portal for back office communications and carrier fleet management functions.
“The Video Intelligence solution provides an unbiased report of what’s happening on the road, giving fleets evidence to potentially exonerate a driver in the event of an accident as well as identify driver coaching opportunities,” said Jim Angel, Vice President of Video Intelligence Solutions at PeopleNet. “We look forward to working with UNFI to enhance visibility into their fleet, helping them to streamline the coaching process and protect their drivers if a collision occurs.”
The announcement of UNFI’s implementation of Video Intelligence was made at NPTC 2018, held from April 29-May 1, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on PeopleNet Video Intelligence, visit: https://www.peoplenetonline.com/VI/.
About United Natural Foods, Inc.
UNFI delivers healthier food options to people throughout the United States and Canada. UNFI distributes over 110,000 products to more than 43,000 customer locations including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, ecommerce retailers, and food service customers. Recognized as one of the most effectively managed U.S. companies, UNFI was named in the “Management Top 250” list by the Wall Street Journal in 2017. To learn more about how UNFI is Moving Food Forward, visit www.unfi.com.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation business segment. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit www.peoplenetonline.com or call (888) 346-3486.