Trimac Transportation, one of the largest bulk tank carriers in North America, has announced it will equip the remainder of its U.S. chemical division fleet with Qualcomm fleet management systems. Qualcomm’s OmniTracs mobile communication system has been installed on about half of Trimac’s chemical division fleet since 1990, including acquired fleets.
“Qualcomm is committed to understanding and helping address the business needs of our customers,” says Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation and logistics for San Diego-based Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “Tank truck carriers such as Trimac have unique challenges and opportunities, particularly given the hazardous nature of many of the commodities they transport. With fully integrated management systems, many of those challenges are better addressed, and greater opportunities are realized.”
More than 60 percent of Trimac’s chemical division loads qualify as hazardous materials. Trimac says its decision to complete the installation of Qualcomm systems throughout the entire chemical division fleet is based in part on Qualcomm’s approach to strategic partnering, customer relationship management and the company’s market position in the areas of safety and security solutions. Also considered was the potential multiplied return on investment from fleetwide implementation and integration.
“Trimac’s commitment to safety influences every aspect of our business,” says Tom Connard, vice president of the U.S. chemical division for Trimac. “We looked at several solutions, but we knew that with Qualcomm, we’re investing in a proven solution for improved asset utilization and safety, and renewing a strategic partnership for the long term. Qualcomm understands our business and will work closely with us to ensure our success.”