Nikolaus Tank Lines chooses Cadec’s fleet management system

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Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, announced that Nikolaus Tank Lines Inc. has purchased and is implementing Cadec’s Mobius TTS software and Series 100 On-Board Computers (OBCs) to extend its supply chain management efforts into the cabs of all 24 trucks in its fleet.

Nikolaus Tank Lines says it chose Cadec primarily for its e-logging capabilities and for the tight integration it offers with petroleum supply-chain software vendor TelaPoint. Cadec says that with TelaPoint, it will enable Nikolaus Tank Lines to:

  • Move to 100 percent e-logs, saving each driver at least 15 minutes of paperwork per day;
  • Go to a completely paperless dispatch model, where dispatch information from TelaPoint is conveyed electronically to drivers via their Cadec OBCs; and
  • Capture fuel price, delivery and bill-of-lading details electronically at customers’ sites, and convey them back to the yard via cellular network so that invoices can be generated more quickly.
  • “We’re really excited about going paperless – we believe it will improve the accuracy of the data we used to track by paper, while saving our drivers and dispatchers a lot of time,” says Dave Palmer, vice president and general manager of Nikolaus Tank Lines, based in Bakersfield, Calif. “We estimate that e-logs alone will save Nikolaus Tank Lines approximately $60,000 annually. With Cadec, we’ll also be able to start tracking truck location and driver behaviors such as speeding, idling and out-of-route driving in real time, and expect that to lead to more savings and, more importantly, further improve safety in our fleet.”

    “Nikolaus Tank Lines is well known for its commitment to safety and customer service,” says Michael Baney, chief executive officer of Manchester, N.H.-based Cadec. “We’re very happy to be working with them, and with TelaPoint, to help improve both the safety and efficiency of their fleet.”