Fikes Truck Line implements Transflo Express

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Updated May 18, 2012

Pegasus TransTech announced that Fikes Truck Line and its sister company FTL Custom Commodities have implemented Transflo Express truckstop scanning solution designed to provide quick, electronic delivery of trucking documents from more than 850 participating truckstops.

Fikes Truck Line is a Hope, Ark.-based flatbed carrier with 300 drivers that serves the Midwest, all the southern states from California to Florida, plus New York. The 25 drivers of FTL Custom Commodities provide refrigerated service throughout the Midwest and Mid-south. Both are 100 percent owner-operator truckload carriers; both are 100% owner operator. The company also operates a brokerage division, FTL Logistics.

“We’ve had a lot of contractors who have come to us from other companies who are familiar with Transflo Express and like using it,” says Jerry Davis, Fikes executive vice president. “Transflo Express will shave some time off the billing cycle, and that will help Fikes. But it also helps the contractor, and that is most important.”

With Transflo Express, drivers hand delivery documents to a cashier for scanning; at many truckstops, drivers can scan documents themselves at kiosks if they prefer. The documents are delivered electronically in seconds to headquarters for immediate billing and payroll processing, helping to speed the flow of paperwork, reduce days-sales-outstanding and increase cash flow. It is also a convenience and thus a retention tool for drivers, Pegasus TransTech says.

“Transflo Express delivers advantages to both fleets and their drivers,” says Bob Helms, Pegasus TransTech chairman and chief executive officer. “We’re very pleased that Fikes has selected us to help meet their document delivery needs. We believe Fikes Truck Line and FTL Custom Commodities will see improved cash flow and driver approval as a result.”