Anderson Trucking Service, a specialized carrier in North America, and DriverTech, a provider of hardware and software solutions of onboard computers for the trucking industry, have announced the deployment of DriverTech’s DT4000 in-cab computer and tri-mode communication system.
“For some time we have been looking for enhanced computing and communication capability in our specialized fleet operations,” says Rollie Anderson, president of St. Cloud, Minn.-based Anderson Trucking Service. “The DriverTech system gives us what we have searched for — a nonproprietary system that lets us significantly reduce our traditional airtime expenses while increasing functionality in the truck. By installing the DriverTech system, we now have the freedom to choose and obtain wireless data services directly from the wireless providers. Other traditional solutions did not allow us to do this. Furthermore, with DriverTech, our drivers can use real-time maps, scan and print documents, and receive multimedia training content.”
“The DriverTech system gives trucking companies the computing and communication platform they need to leverage the many high-speed wireless networks, software applications and services available to them,” says Mark Haslam, president and chief executive officer of Salt Lake City-based DriverTech. “Users of the DriverTech system are seeing a tenfold decrease in their satellite messaging usage with 98 percent of messaging going over low-cost cellular or Wi-Fi networks.”