PeopleNet adds new mapping, navigation features for energy service fleets

Tablet face Energy ServicesPeopleNet (, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology for performance and decision-making management, has launched new mapping and navigation features for its Energy Services suite that serves U.S. fleets in the upstream and midstream sectors.

PeopleNet’s new Energy Services mapping and navigation features are based on exclusive, detailed maps of private and leased oilfield roads that facilitate vehicle navigation to and from well sites. With the applications, PeopleNet says fleets can coordinate disparate workforces to promote efficiency and monitor location of equipment to ensure vehicles are on the correct route for least-cost routing.

A web-based application, the Oil and Gas Map Portalis, is used by back-office dispatch personnel to manage the navigation needs of vehicles and includes reporting, dashboards, and scorecards that help manage compliance with producer-landowner road-usage agreements.

CoPilot Oil and Gas Navigation is an in-cab application that uses oil and gas field mapping for providing turn-by-turn directions to the driver to enable on-time arrivals and scheduling. Location data, including wells, is installed onto the in-cab device and is accessible in the points of interest menu. When a location is selected, the application provides turn-by-turn directions to the driver.

The growing number of energy services fleets that use the PeopleNet technology include Gibson,  Missouri Basin Well Service, Nuverra Environmental Solutions, Rockwater, and Tankstar USA, the company says.

These new services are based on reliable two-way messaging and global position systems (GPS), supported by tri-mode communications (cellular, satellite and WiFi). They are being added to PeopleNet’s current Energy Services offerings, which include: Crude Workflow for improving driver efficiency; eDriverLogs HOS application with oil field regulations; Speed Gauge speed monitoring; and Automated Fuel Tax reporting for eliminating manual trip sheets.