Willow Run Foods switches to Cadec

Cadec Global, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions, announced that Willow Run Foods has switched to Cadec’s Mobius TTS for its fleet management needs. Willow Run says it made the change primarily due to Cadec’s e-logging capabilities, its ability to collect more detailed data on vehicles and driver behavior, and its ability to convey data wirelessly from truck cabs back to the yard in real time.

Willow Run Foods, a Northeast and Mid-Atlantic fast-food systems distributor, serves customers in 14 states, providing one-stop-shopping for chain restaurant operators while focusing on building customer relationships and providing service. Willow Run customers include Wendy’s, Boston Market, Arby’s, Quizno’s, Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits and Sonic.

According to Michael Albertson, Willow Run IT director, the company has been tracking Cadec products for the past two years as it contemplated making a change. “We really liked what we saw,” Albertson says. “Cadec is constantly updating its technology and introducing add-on packages. The interface for drivers is very intuitive and easy to learn. And their reputation for customer service and support is outstanding. While the product capabilities were most important, we also liked the intangibles.”

According to Albertson, the implementation across the company’s full fleet of nearly 100 vehicles took only two weeks and went off without a hitch. “The Cadec team was fantastic,” he says. “At Willow Run, we pride ourselves on customer satisfaction. When a vendor adheres to that same principal, we know it will be a great long-term relationship.”

Willow Run now is using Mobius TTS to track vehicle location, driver behavior such as speeding and excessive idling, and delivery details. The company has integrated Mobius TTS with its routing and driver payroll applications so that they can exchange data automatically to further automate supply chain management.