Southeastern Freight Lines recognized by Trimble for use of telematics data


Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider, received the 2018 Trimble Ovation Award in the Data Master category for its use of Trimble Transportation Mobility technology that was formerly branded as PeopleNet.

The Trimble Ovation Awards celebrate customers who are driving innovation in the transportation industry.

Southeastern was recognized within the Data Master category for the approach the company has taken around data and analytics to achieve tangible improvements in its business. Using telematics data, Southeastern is able to:

  • improve onboard communications
  • identify failing global positioning system antennas, cellular antenna issues and vehicle battery problems
  • gain miles per gallon efficiencies
  • use fault codes to reduce on-the-road breakdowns by 80 percent

“We could not be more humbled to be recognized by PeopleNet as a Data Master,” said Michael Owings, director of corporate planning and development for Southeastern Freight Lines. “Their telematics data not only contributes to reduced maintenance costs for Southeastern, but also reduces freight delays which translates to a positive experience for our customers. We truly value the relationship we have developed with PeopleNet and look forward to upholding the high standards recognized today for many years to come.”