Spireon, McLeod integrate trailer tracking information

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Spireon Inc., a provider of mobile resource management and trailer-tracking solutions, and McLeod Software, a provider of transportation management software, have announced the integration of Spireon’s FleetLocate real-time trailer data with the McLeod LoadMaster Enterprise system.

Spireon said the integration will allow fleets to capture and leverage business intelligence to save costs, improve customer service and make faster, more profitable business decisions. FleetLocate’s real-time trailer visibility is designed to enable fleets to see which trailers are underutilized and help identify where there’s a need for more trailer; this data also allows transportation companies to reduce their overall trailer count while maintaining the same amount of workload.

Dispatchers will have a complete view of tractors, trailers, drivers and loads, while the operations team will have a systematic way to track trailers within the McLeod LoadMaster dispatch system, Spireon said; they also will receive real-time updates when trailers move and the ability to track the actual mileage as it accumulates. In addition, operations and maintenance personnel instantly receive a notification when a trailer is ready for service and the exact location.

“FleetLocate provides continual real-time views of the entire fleet of trailers,” said Roni Taylor, vice president of product marketing for Spireon. “Through the partnership with McLeod, our customers will now receive valuable trailer reporting capabilities within McLeod’s Loadmaster software to enable them to do more with less trailers and improve overall utilization.”