ORLANDO, Fla. and MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 21, 2013 – PeopleNet®, a Trimble® company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology that optimizes performance and decision-making management, today announced that USA Truck will be installing PeopleNet’s open-platform technology in its entire fleet of more than 2,200 tractors.
“Information is power in our industry, and we believe its availability throughout our entire operation is key to our efficiency, safety, and consistently delivering superior service to our customers,” said USA Truck President and CEO John Simone, “We expect that PeopleNet will offer us tremendous enhancement opportunities that will continue to strengthen our operations with real-time driver and vehicle information that is integrated with our back-office and offered to our customers for visibility into the status of their shipments.”
USA Truck is a leading transportation and logistics provider with terminals, offices, and staging facilities located throughout the United States. The company is installing PeopleNet in its over-the-road Truckload fleet, one of the nation’s largest, which provides transportation of general commodities throughout the continental United States, into and out of Mexico and into and out of portions of Canada.
Making the announcement at the 2013 ATA (American Trucking Association) Management Conference & Exhibition being held in Orlando Oct. 19-22, PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin said, “Progressive fleets like USA Truck understand the critical role that technology plays in making them more competitive for the long haul. They want a robust, and end-to-end platform that is fully supported with complete ‘openicity’ for streamlined integration with systems and applications. What’s more, they know that being able to transform operational intelligence into predictive analytics provides insight for optimizing decision-making about the future.”
About USA Truck
USA Truck is a dry van truckload carrier transporting general commodities via our Truckload and Dedicated Freight service offerings. We transport commodities throughout the continental United States and into and out of portions of Canada. We also transport general commodities into and out of Mexico by allowing through-trailer service from our terminal in Laredo, Texas. Our Strategic Capacity Solutions and Intermodal operating segments provide customized technology and multiple modes of transportation, including our assets and the assets of our partner carriers. For more information, call or visit www.usa-truck.com.
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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