MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Mel Hall Transport has announced it is equipping its fleet with PeopleNet’s mobile communications and onboard computing technology.
The 100-tractor fleet which operates in Ontario and parts of the U.S. hauls intra-provincial loads for the Ontario LCBO and other customers, making security a top priority.
"The PeopleNet System we installed in our tractors and have been using for a number of months replaces a voice communications system and gives us GPS-based vehicle tracking capability. This ability and other benefits we are realizing from the PeopleNet system are especially important on longer hauls of 250 or more miles," said Guido Mulder, Mel Hall’s Information Technology Manager
Mulder added the company has been impressed with the user-friendly design of PeopleNet’s g2x ssytem.
"One of the strengths of the g2x system," he said, "is that it’s very easy for drivers and our administrative staff to use. We’ve had very positive feedback about the system overall. Our drivers not only find it to be helpful for getting their job done, they also consider it an added benefit because it allows them to stay in contact with their families at no additional cost."
The carrier plans to upgrade to TMWSuite which will allow the company to integrate its communications package with dispatch operations.
"That will allow us to monitor load and vehicle status and send more information to drivers easily and efficiently," Mulder said. "Furthermore, with the integration of the ALK|FleetSuite Condensed Driving Directions module from ALK Technologies with PeopleNet’s g2x system, we will be able to seamlessly provide driving directions based on actual vehicle location. This new integrated capability will allow us to have highly accurate routes, eliminating out-of-route mileage and reducing fuel use."
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