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Ice road truckers choose OmniVision satellite communication system

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Shaw Tracking has announced RTL Robinson Enterprises has implemented its OmniVision mobile com...


MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Shaw Tracking has announced RTL Robinson Enterprises has implemented its OmniVision mobile computing platform. 

 

RTL Robinson Enterprises specializes in bulk fuel re-supply for many of the diamond mines and communities in the NWT. The re-supply occurs during the winter months when trucks travel along the winter ice roads, which are built over frozen lakes and tundra. The ice roads offer an economical alternative to supply by aircraft, for areas not on the regular road system. Each year, RTL builds and maintains winter roads to deliver fuel, equipment and other goods to remote locations. 

 

“Satellite communication was essential for us as our head office is in Yellowknife and many of our drivers travel north from there,” said Tom Kenny, CEO, RTL Robinson Enterprises. “To ensure the safety of our drivers, we must have a communication solution that we know we can rely on. Shaw Tracking provided that for us. We were also looking for a technology that would easily integrate with our existing dispatch software.”

 

The new OmniVision platform has several applications that RTL is interested in, including: automated hours-of-service, critical event reporting, and in-cab driver e-mail, added Kenny.

 

“We see these applications as tools that will enable our drivers to do more from the cab of their vehicles. These value-added services will provide us with a return on our investment, through improvements in our operations and increase our bottom line.”

 


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