PeopleNet Link to provide data population and retrieval to automatically update CLI’s FACTS software
MINNEAPOLIS, November 9, 2009—PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a provider of innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications management, announced today that it has partnered with Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI) (www.carrierlogistics.com), a software provider focused on less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and logistics companies.
The PeopleNet/ CLI integration partnership will use the PeopleNet Link as a means for data retrieval and population into CLI’s FACTS software and vastly speed the communication between drivers and dispatchers, according to Ken Weinberg, vice president of CLI.
“Drivers for some of the carriers using our software currently phone in information to dispatchers who manually enter it into our FACTS system,” Weinberg said. “Now they can integrate GPS location data, along with inbound, outbound and freeform messaging data, to leverage FACTS more fully. PeopleNet is the conduit for automating and streamlining additional processes and workflows that integrate with FACTS.”
PeopleNet Vice President of Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles said, “We are pleased to offer FACTS users the opportunity to automate delivery of data that is critical to their fleet operations. With the added ability to create PACOS Geofencing dispatches, key in-transit, arrival and departure events will be communicated back to FACTS and drivers will experience ease-of-use and automation throughout the process. We look forward to enhancing the integration to address CLI and PeopleNet customers’ needs.”
Joe Dohrn, Vice President of Dohrn Transfer Company, Rock Island, Ill., a CLI customer, says it is an enhancement to the tools currently being used by our dispatchers. “We’re planning to use the PeopleNet Link and PeopleNet mobile communications system to automate the entry of stop updates and load data,” said Dohrn. “We believe the system’s geofencing capability, an advanced form of GPS, will help our dispatchers keep better track of our entire fleet. Drivers and dispatchers will both save time.”
FACTS is CLI’s premier stand-alone freight-management system designed specifically for multi-terminal, high-volume freight-bill environments. The FACTS software suite integrates routing and dispatch capabilities with billing and administrative functionality and includes a complete financial suite for the LTL and small-package industries. The package can be deployed as a single computer and database to control dispatch, dock, line haul, and all administrative functions for a multiple-terminal transportation company.
About Carrier Logistics Inc.
Carrier Logistics Inc. (CLI), Tarrytown, N.Y., has been a leading transportation systems and engineering consultant and developer of system technology and freight management systems for the trucking industry for more than 30 years. CLI is a leading provider of computer systems to LTL, combined LTL and truckload, package delivery, and bulk liquid carriers in the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. CLI’s new generation Facts total company computer system, successor to its Facts2000 system, is fast becoming the technological standard for the LTL transportation industry. CLI may be reached by telephone at 914-332-0300, by email at email@example.com, or on the web at www.carrierlogistics.com.
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; M2M Value Chain Award; Minnesota’s Tekne Award; and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
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