McLeod Software announced today that it will partner with Interstate Distributor Co. (IDC), one of the largest privately owned truckload carriers in the United States. The partnership will be a multi-phase initiative that will replace IDC’s current operating system with McLeod’s LoadMaster enterprise management and Document Imaging system.
The two organizations will implement McLeod’s comprehensive technology that will include several new modules such as Container Module for Truckload and the LoadMaster Symphony Mobile Communication interface. The new modules will be hosted on an IBM System i (AS400) platform.
“After extensive evaluation, we found McLeod’s LoadMaster and Document Imaging systems to be the most advanced transportation management solutions available,” said Travis George, director of information technology at IDC. “These products, and especially the LoadMaster system’s Graphical User Interface design, will provide gains in our daily workflow productivity as well as reduce the training curve for new employees.”
The LoadMaster and Document Imaging systems will interface with IDC’s existing fuel optimization, cost analysis and maintenance management software, as well as its current mobile communication systems. “The fact that McLeod’s systems were able to easily integrate with our existing packages was a huge deciding factor for us and we are especially impressed with the ongoing development of LoadMaster,” stated George. “From the start, we have been able to have open, honest discussions with McLeod about our expectations and we appreciate their willingness to work with us.”
“Using our LoadMaster and document imaging systems, as well as other new modules we’ve developed, Interstate Distributor Co. will quickly realize measurable productivity gains,” said Rick Halbrooks, vice president of sales and marketing for McLeod Software. “We are pleased to count Interstate as a customer and look forward to meeting their growing needs for many years to come.”