PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that Ohio-based contract carrier PTG Logistics is installing PeopleNet technology in its fleet.
“We based our decision to adopt PeopleNet technology because of the wealth of information it provides and efficiencies driven by automation,” says Roger Welling, PTG Logistics president. “Safety is our number one concern, and electronic logs will help us exceed our Compliance Safety Accountability goals; messaging will help us comply with the ban on cell phone use while providing two-way driver communication.”
Welling says the system provides critical driver and vehicle information that leads to performance improvement, including miles per gallon. “We’re counting on the Automated Workflow application for a 10 percent savings in administrative overhead since the system will allow us to grow our fleet without an additional administrator,” he says. “Our customers will have direct access to their dedicated vehicles’ actual vs. planned schedules so they can run more efficiently as well.”
By the end of February, PTG Logistics plans to have PeopleNet installed in all of its vehicles. In addition to PeopleNet’s onboard computers for messaging and event recording and the eDriver Logs and Automated Workflow applications, PTG Logistics’ fleet of tractors and refrigerated, dry and flatbed vehicles will be equipped with PeopleNet’s Automatic Vehicle Location and Vehicle Management applications.
“PeopleNet’s only business is technology for the trucking industry, and we see it gaining market share, indicating growing market popularity,” Welling says. “We are also impressed with the PeopleNet team’s extensive trucking industry experience. All this and greater value to boot tipped the scale.”