Bradco Supply selects Telargo’s fleet management solution

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Telargo, a provider of mobile asset management solutions, has announced that Bradco Supply, a national distributor of building materials, is deploying Telargo’s fleet management solution in more than 1,000 vehicles. With more than 154 branch operations in 29 states and more than 3,200 employees, Bradco says it required a robust solution for the real-time management of its mobile assets to maximize its fleet and equipment utilization, increase productivity and drive down operating costs.

Telargo’s mobile asset management solution provides customers with business intelligence designed to optimize their fleet operations, drive profitability and achieve service excellence. Telargo says it enables customers to extract the most value from their mobile assets by delivering real-time operational information, time-saving functionality and value-added customer services. The Telargo solution is comprised of a suite of Web-based tools to track, monitor and manage mobile assets (i.e. vehicles, work force, equipment), coupled with in-vehicle technology to gather data and enable interactive communication.

“We looked at different solutions and came to the conclusion that Telargo was the most comprehensive, flexible and intelligent solution for our growing requirements,” says Kevin Tremmel, corporate fleet manager of Bradco. “Telargo offered us greater visibility into each vehicle, on every trip, in real time. Along with tools for automated reporting, including the IFTA fuel tax requirement, Telargo is helping us further improve our operational efficiency.”

Bradco completed a pilot program with Telargo that included more than 100 vehicles in September. The company currently is engaged in a company-wide deployment of Telargo’s services in more than 1,000 vehicles, which is expected to be completed by early 2007. “Telargo’s service will save us time and money by eliminating excess administration time and increasing the accuracy of our reporting,” Tremmel says. “We have used other solutions that offered fundamental ‘track and trace’ capabilities, but Telargo offers us the data intelligence that will help us to improve our field operations, communication and customer service.”

Bradco will be utilizing Telargo’s solution for location intelligence, work force management, automated fuel tax reporting, preventative maintenance using onboard diagnostic codes (OBD), additional sensors and enterprise integration. All of these features are accessible through Telargo’s Control Center, a Web-based interface.

“Telargo’s robust and flexible solution enables customers such as Bradco to manage multiple critical business functions, from fleet and mobile work force, to complex logistic processes,” says Bogdan Pavlic, chief executive officer of Jersey City, N.J.-based Telargo. “Leveraging Telargo’s solution will give Bradco the potential to realize a number of competitive advantages – reducing operating expenses, increasing fleet productivity, accelerating work processes and improving customer service. Telargo’s vast solution repository will also allow Bradco to take a step-by-step, modular approach to deployment and implement one improvement after the other. This means that as the company’s needs and requirements grow, the solution will easily and seamlessly grow with it.”