PeopleNet and Profit Tools form integration partnership
March 1, 2001
Minneapolis, Minn.-headquartered PeopleNet Communications and Profit Tools, a software company providing business, operations and e-commerce solutions, have formed an integration partnership.The agree...
Minneapolis, Minn.-headquartered PeopleNet Communications and Profit Tools, a software company providing business, operations and e-commerce solutions, have formed an integration partnership.
The agreement links PeopleNet’s fleet tracking and mobile communications with Profit Tool’s dispatch software, enabling users to seamlessly move from one system to the other.
“A PeopleNet/Profit Tools integration makes both systems more valuable to customers,” says PeopleNet communications director of integration Mike Driggers. “It’s a win-win situation when we can work together to make our customers’ jobs easier and their businesses more successful.”
Through the integration, dispatchers using Profit Tools software can send itineraries to drivers via PeopleNet’s Intouch Fleet Management system. What’s more, drivers can respond to dispatchers and confirm load pick-ups and deliveries, information that can in turn be shared with fleet customers.
ProMiles targets company drivers, O/Os with new software
ProMiles has traditionally aimed its mileage and routing guide software at fleets but now it’s ready to reach out to company drivers and owner/operators, says ProMiles vice president Bryan Bridgwater.
The company’s latest release, TruckMiles on CD-ROM, provides a slimmed down version of the $1,599 ProMiles Mileage & Routing Guide for just under $300.
“Traditionally, software has been developed for fleet operations. However, an increase in the number of company drivers and owner/operators who carry laptop computers has created a large and important market,” according to Bridgwater. “TruckMiles has existed for several years as an Internet based application, built on the same powerful database engine as ProMiles Mileage & Routing Guide. We decided to offer TruckMiles on CD due to a large number of requests from customers who do not have full-time access to the Internet.
In doing so, features such as the ability to choose routing methods and the Profit Margin Estimator, that come with the Internet application, are included in the CD-ROM version and extra features such as the ability to save and reload trips and an Expense Calendar have been added. Canadian Postal Codes are an extra feature.
Elyps launches new radio dispatch networks for carriers
Elyps Dispatch Solutions, a provider of specialized mobile radio service and network, has come to market with two new LTR (Logic Trunk Radio) radiocommunications networks for Quebec and Ontario customers.
Elyps’ latest KONQUEST network uses the LTR Trunking Protocol, a dispatch technology that offers users instantaneous and private calls.The networks will operate in the 400 MHz band for the province of Quebec, with a coverage area of approximately 55,000 km2, and 800 MHz for the greater Montreal area (approximately 15,000 km2) and the southern Ontario region including Toronto, with close to 32,000 km2.
The new networks are aimed at adding cost-effective dispatch solutions that are tailor made for the commercial market and complement Elyps’ high-end digital EDACS KONTROL networks, already operational in both the Toronto and Montreal regions.
Elyps Dispatch Solutions also recently signed a Canadian distribution agreement with Kenwood, manufacturer of communications equipment. Elyps will be selling the complete line of Kenwood’s radios and dispatch products throughout its 14 sales and service centres.
New site links buyers and sellers of diesel engines
A new online channel for truckers looking to buy or sell diesel engines is now available.
The new independent site (www.dieselenginetrader.com) puts buyers and sellers in touch with each other and claims to already have hundreds of engines listed in the database. Searches can be conducted by some or all of the following parameters: make, number of cylinders, model number, power and speed, condition, and geographical location. The system will even accept partial model numbers.
There are five categories of engine condition: New, reconditioned, runners, units requiring repair, and engines being broken for spares. Where available, the engine’s power curve can be entered so that it is even possible for the buyer/ specifier to search for an engine at a particular power/speed combination.
Access to the web site is free, there is no log-in or registration procedure.
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