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PTG Logistics Equipping Entire Fleet with PeopleNet Technology

February 17, 2011
Technology solution drives compliance, fuel savings, risk reduction, and administrative overhead savings

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2011 - PeopleNet, the leading provider of innovative and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems for effective fleet management, today announced that Ohio-based contract carrier PTG Logistics is installing PeopleNet technology in its fleet. PTG Logistics President Roger Welling commented on the announcement, "We based our decision to adopt PeopleNet technology because of the wealth of information it provides and efficiencies driven by automation. 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. In addition, 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. Our customers will have direct access to their dedicated vehicles' actual vs. planned schedules so they can run more efficiently as well."

 

Welling added that PeopleNet was PTG Logistics' obvious choice. "PeopleNet's only business is technology for the trucking industry, and we see it gaining market share, indicating growing market popularity. We are also impressed with the PeopleNet team's extensive trucking industry experience. All this and greater value to boot tipped the scale."

 

By the end of February, PTG Logistics plans to have PeopleNet installed in all of its vehicles, and by mid-June in 25 new vehicles it will be adding to its fleet. 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.

 

 

About PeopleNet
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America's trucking industry's fleet management.  Its products are used by nearly 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago.  Since then, the company annually reinvests 100 percent of its profits into the business for aggressively developing new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company's leadership includes: Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics' 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

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