PeopleNet, a provider of Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that Frozen Food Express has chosen PeopleNet as the mobile communications provider for its over-the-road fleet. The Dallas-based provider of temperature-controlled less-than-truckload and truckload transport, dry van service and logistics services will move to a next-generation in-cab platform with PeopleNet’s BLU in-cab PC and its integrated efficiency-driving applications to support its use of cutting-edge industry technology for driver training and efficiency, safety and security, and customer service.
“PeopleNet’s ability to provide us robust analytics and consultative process improvement through their Professional Services offering were huge factors for us,” says FFE Vice President and Chief Information Officer Nick Cook. “We will deploy integrated messaging with our back-office in-cab scanning with ACS TripPak Scanning, Pacos geofencing and automated messaging, and eDriver Logs. Together with PeopleNet, we flow-charted our internal processes before implementation, and we’ve estimated that with PeopleNet onboard, we will see a significant return on our investment, and expect that ROI to happen very quickly.”
With PeopleNet onboard, FFE will electronically monitor hours of service (eDriver Logs) to support compliance, reduce out-of-route miles with In-Cab Navigation (in partnership with Maptuit NaviGo) and reduce training and operating costs with In-Cab Training (in partnership with Pro-Tread). Pacos geofencing will automate driver and dispatch functions that optimize customer service, provide critical performance data, increase delivery efficiency and improve supply-chain communications.
“This new relationship further validates how our unique combination of open systems, leading applications and powerful ROI engine give leading fleets compelling reasons to change to PeopleNet,” says Mark Kessler, PeopleNet vice president of national accounts.