Drive Logistics gets “onboard” with PeopleNet technology

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WINDSOR, Ont. — Drive Logistics, a truckload carrier based in Windsor, Ont., has selected PeopleNet to assist in the management of its fleet. Drive Logistics provides cross-border truck transportation, among other services, with its fleet of 135 tractors and 237 trailers. PeopleNet is a leading provider of intelligent onboard communications and fleet management solutions.

Drive Logistics takes part in a number of border security and expediting initiatives including the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and the Free and Secure Trade (FAST). Officials say time-specific team service between Canada and the US is one of the company’s specialties.

According to Steve Breault, the company’s operations manager, Drive Logistics moved from cell phone-based communications to PeopleNet’s advanced onboard technology to meet customer requirements and enable company growth.

“We saw the need to optimize our operations, to increase our service capabilities,” Breault said. “PeopleNet will help us realize that goal.”

Drive Logistics is installing BLU, PeopleNet’s driver-oriented onboard platform which is designed to deliver the full colour, sound and power of a desktop computer in the truck cab. The company will use PeopleNet’s PerformX application for vehicle and driver performance tracking and may add other options in the future.

For ease of use and overall efficiency, PeopleNet messaging and data has been integrated with and is accessible through Drive Logistics’ enterprise software.

“Drive Logistics is a great match for us,” said Jamie Williams, president of PeopleNet Canada. “It’s a young, energetic, customer-focused company. We look forward to helping them grow.”

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