Five Pennsylvania companies to use ThoughtDrivers software

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ThoughtDrivers, 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 work force 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 companies in the partnership will be using the SafetyBox to manage their safety departments by August. The data managed by the software then will be used by the partnership and Cube-IT Business Intelligence Solutions to quantify the partnership’s benefit to employees, companies and the community. The decision to adopt the ThoughtDrivers 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, Pitt Ohio Express was the recipient of the American Trucking Associations’ Presidents’ Trophy for the fourth time in 2007, the only regional LTL carrier to accomplish this feat. This 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 United States.

“We have used the SafetyBox fleet management trucking software since 2004 to manage our department and approximately 2,000 drivers and dockworkers,” says Jeff Mercadante, director of safety for Pitt Ohio Express. “To stay competitive, companies need to adopt technology.”

“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,” says 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.”

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