Transforce, Tetra work on boosting efficiency

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MONTREAL, Que. — Transforce is equipping its fleet with Tetra Technologies’ new Victor integrated computing solution with the goal of demonstrating increase fuel and overall efficiency.

The system includes an onboard computer, messaging system and GPS equipment. Victor follows in real time, all pick-ups and deliveries giving drivers and dispatchers access to instant up-to-data operational data. This allows them to receive new pick-ups and emergency messages and to have the information to modify their daily route when necessary. The system integrates the dispatch software to automate most routine tasks, from the customer’s call through to the confirmation of the delivery.

Thus far, Victor will only be placed in trucks based in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, but if things go well, the company anticipates spreading the onboard network to its other major Ontario terminals.

The ninth largest transport business in the country, Transforce has access to over 2,000 power units. The integrated system has presently been installed on only has 170 mobile units. Each driver is trained in the operation of Victor and this will be followed with a refresher course each year.

For more information, please contact TETRA Technologies at 514-856-5559.

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