Sylvite selects PeopleNet for North American service

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PeopleNet announced Tuesday, July 22, that Sylvite Transportation Group of Burlington, Ont., Canada, has selected the technology provider for its truckload, less-than-truckload and dedicated trucking operations in North America.

Sylvite Transportation is a unit of the Sylvite Group of Companies, a wide-ranging provider of agricultural, industrial and financial products and services. PeopleNet is a North American provider of intelligent onboard communications and fleet management solutions.

“Sylvite Transportation is an excellent carrier run by talented, experienced managers and is part of an important international company,” says Jamie Williams, president of PeopleNet Canada. “We’re very pleased they’ve given us the opportunity to help bring their fleet to optimum performance levels.”

According to Lucas Murua, vice president of operations for Sylvite Transportation, the 5-year-old trucking group currently runs a fleet of about 100 power units and 300 trailers offering truckload service throughout North America and LTL service in Canada, with dedicated and expedited service as well.

Murua says Sylvite plans to use virtually all of PeopleNet’s fleet management applications, including eDriver Logs, PerformX vehicle and driver information, and PACOS, the geofencing application designed to automatically report truck arrivals, departures and off-route deviations.

Murua says that Sylvite is forming a team within the company specifically to work with drivers based on PerformX reports. “We’re going to get the highest return on our investment as possible,” he says.