SiriCOMM, an applications service provider and nationwide broadband wireless network operator serving the highway transportation industry, announced that it has been selected by TruckersB2B as the wireless Internet access vendor for its member fleets. With this agreement, more than 19,500 TruckersB2B member fleets representing more than 445,000 drivers will have access to SiriCOMM’s InTouch wireless service at a discounted member rate.
TruckersB2B is a business-to-business provider of prenegotiated savings on operating products and services purchased by small- and medium-sized trucking companies and private fleets. TruckersB2B combines the volume purchasing capability of those fleets to achieve a lower cost of goods and services than usually could be obtained by its members individually. SiriCOMM expects the TruckersB2B program to achieve significant penetration of this market, and sales and marketing initiatives already have begun.
“The over-the-road trucking market is highly fragmented and is largely composed of thousands of small fleets with 25 or fewer drivers,” says David Mendez, executive vice president of sales for SiriCOMM. “Over the last several years, TruckersB2B has successfully met the needs of this large and growing segment of the trucking industry by marketing a limited line of products that deliver best value to its member customers. SiriCOMM is proud to be a part of the TruckersB2B program. Inclusion in this program is the most efficient manner for SiriCOMM to extend its sales reach into the small- to medium-sized fleet market.”
“We are excited to offer SiriCOMM’s services to our members,” says Jon Russell, president and chief operating officer for TruckersB2B. “TruckersB2B is continually seeking new partners that provide a competitive advantage and add value to our members. SiriCOMM offers a comprehensive data communication service that will help our members become more effective and efficient business operators, and we are eager to begin marketing it to our members.”