WATERLOO, Ontario, July 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that SRS Distribution, a leading roofing distributor in the U.S., is using the Descartes Telematics & Compliance™ solution to automate nationwide hours of service (HOS) tracking and reporting for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The cloud-based solution complements SRS' existing cloud-based Descartes Route Planner On-demand™ deployment for route planning and execution. SRS Distribution will also deploy Descartes' new OzLink application integration solution to help automate time and attendance tracking for drivers.
"SRS is rapidly growing and adding to its fleet. We needed a solution that would simplify compliance with HOS regulations and time and attendance tracking across the 39 states where we operate. With Descartes, we've eliminated paper driver logs and reduced errors with an easy-to-use, fully automated system that we can rapidly roll out to new drivers," said Charlie Battler, Director of Fleet and Safety at SRS. "The solution was recently put to the test during a routine DOT audit. Both the SRS team and DOT representatives were impressed with how quickly we were able to demonstrate compliance with thorough and easily understood HOS reports."
Part of Descartes' Routing, Mobile & Telematics offering, Descartes Telematics & Compliance helps organizations manage fleet operations more efficiently through next-generation electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) units that continuously monitor and record driver and vehicle performance. With electronic driver logs, companies can improve the accuracy and timeliness of HOS compliance reporting. Fleet operators, like SRS, are also better able to manage the productive time of drivers as tied to daily route plans, reduce excessive paperwork and processing times, and eliminate the overhead associated with the storage and management of paper logs. Companies can also minimize the liability risk of non-compliance and the infringement fines that can interrupt operations and erode profit margins.
SRS Distribution will also deploy Descartes OzLink™ to integrate the cloud-based Descartes Telematics & Compliance solution with SRS' cloud-based time and attendance solution. The solution helps automate data capture for drivers clocking in and out, breaks and meals. Additionally, the status of driver activity, such as driving and parked, is also automatically updated and tracked.
"We're pleased to help SRS Distribution enhance HOS compliance and better manage driver performance through the use of automated EOBR technology and time and attendance tracking," said Ken Wood, EVP Product Management at Descartes. "SRS is one of the industry leaders that recognize the value of integrated routing, mobile, telematics and attendance tracking to help enhance driver productivity, performance and safety."
SRS Distribution Inc. consists of a family of industry-leading independent roofing distributors that share a common goal and purpose - to focus all efforts on serving the professional roofing contractor. SRS is a privately-held company sponsored by Berkshire Partners and led by a management team of industry veterans who understand the needs of the professional contractor. SRS Distribution has grown rapidly through acquisition and the opening of multiple new locations since its February, 2008 inception and has established itself as one of the fastest growing building products distribution companies in the U.S. For more information visit www.srsdistribution.com.
Descartes (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX: DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, cloud-based solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com.
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