SkyBitz, an intelligent asset solution and information management service provider, announced that FFE Transportation Services has chosen the American Eagle fleet as its launch pad for implementing the SkyBitz solution. The SkyBitz integrated solution is designed to provide more efficient asset utilization, total load visibility, cargo security and improved logistics process and inventory management.
SkyBitz says the solution is the only satellite-based service on the market that enables information and asset management services without using an embedded GPS chipset. FFE also will be able to manage its fleet through the SkyBitz Customer InSight Web application to help drive operational efficiencies. SkyBitz says this proprietary feature-enriched application will enable FFE to view assets in real time and run customizable management and operational reports for each vehicle in the fleet.
“The SkyBitz solution will enable us to have more control and visibility, and we’ve decided to initially roll out their program in our dry van fleet running under the American Eagle brand,” says John Hickerson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Dallas-based FFE Transportation. “We selected SkyBitz for their forward-thinking technology, best-in-class customer service and because they were able to clearly articulate the return on investment, which enabled us to start saving money from day one.”
“Managing transportation assets is more important than ever in a soft economy with increasing fuel prices,” says Dr. Homaira Akbari, chief executive officer of Sterling, Va.-based SkyBitz. “The SkyBitz solution delivers a large number of benefits. We have specifically demonstrated how our solution can reduce fuel consumption. National transportation companies such as FFE are setting the pace for the industry by committing to our asset management solution and empowering their fleet managers to drive value for the bottom line.”
“We are continually looking for ways to leverage our assets, control expenses and do more with less in this very competitive environment,” says Russell Stubbs, FFE senior vice president and chief operating officer. “SkyBitz offers features and benefits that help facilitate this, which keeps us cost-competitive and efficient, as well as providing an additional layer of security. We will look at the results gained by American Eagle and make the determination how to move forward with the rest of our fleets.”