Harms Oil to equip fleet with DriverTech

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DriverTech, designers of the DT4000 TruckPC, a Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard onboard computing system with three modes of communications, announced that Brookings, South Dakota-based Harms Oil Company will equip its entire fleet with the DT4000 TruckPC. The first-time users of a mobile communications system evaluated several competing products but selected the TruckPC based on the system’s Wi-fi and in-cab scanning capabilities.

“Since we make repeated deliveries to specific locations, we are able to place Wi-fi routers strategically in key locations enabling us to realize considerable communications savings,” stated Jason Harms. “It’s a very cost-effective and efficient way of communicating bill of lading information from our trucks.”

Delivering bulk fuel in mainly Midwestern states, Harms will also be utilizing DriverTech’s DTScan in-cab scanning device in addition to the TruckPC.

“Due to the nature of the loading facilities in our geography, there were few solutions that could deliver the necessary information efficiently in any situation. By utilizing DriverTech’s scanning solution, we are now in a position to directly influence the timely arrival of billing information,” continued Harms. “The quality of DriverTech’s in-cab scanning was far superior to anything we’ve seen on the market today and is a great fit for our business need.”

The TruckPC works with the DTScan to provide production-level scan and capture technology for truck cabs utilizing Visioneer OneTouch scanners with Kofax VRS technology.