Five companies in PA to use ThoughtDrivers software

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ThoughtDrivers, LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions announced that the Northeast PA Logistics & Transportation Industry Partnership will adopt the SafetyBox software and Cube-IT Business Intelligence Solutions to track and measure the success of its training and career opportunities provided to members.

“We are a growing region, with strong companies, on the front line of an economically critical industry,” says Jane Ashton, Director of Workforce Development for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry. “These tools, developed as trucking compliance software, will enable our companies to utilize technologically advanced strategies to better report and manage Safety, Training and Compliance.”

Five leading companies in the Partnership will be using the SafetyBox to manage their Safety Departments by August. The data managed by the software will then be used by the Partnership and Cube-IT Business Intelligence Solutions to quantify the Partnerships benefit to employees, companies and the community. The decision to adopt the ThoughtDrivers, LLC products followed a demonstration by one of the Partnership members, Pitt Ohio Express, on how the company effectively used the software to become safer and more profitable.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pitt Ohio Express was the recipient of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Presidents’ Trophy for the fourth time in 2007, the only regional LTL carrier to accomplish this feat. This prestigious award defines a carrier with an exemplary safety record, curriculum and community outreach program, and has the industry recognition of being the highest safety award available to motor carriers in the U.S.

When recommending these tools to the Partnership, Jeff Mercadante, the Director of Safety for Pitt Ohio Express said: “We have used the SafetyBox fleet management trucking software since 2004 to manage our department and approximately 2,000 drivers and dockworkers. To stay competitive companies need to adopt technology, and the SafetyBox was the only trucking software product that made it through our extensive evaluation process.”

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“We’re pleased to see the Northeast PA Logistics & Transportation Industry Partnership recognize the value of our technologies and we look forward to working with the member companies,” said Sam Liberto, President of ThoughtDrivers. “Based on our initial assessment the fleet members will see a significant increase in their ability to manage risk with an enormous increase in back office efficiencies. ”

The Partnership’s goal is to align economic and workforce development programs to meet the skill needs of logistics and transportation industry companies and the career goals of workers. The goal is also to attract and retain quality employers in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. In order to achieve this, all in involved in the Partnership will work as one to formalize the process, better align the services that are provided and more completely meet the specific needs of the industry cluster.

ThoughtDrivers, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, is owned by the Hammel Companies which also owns Pitt Ohio Express.