PeopleNet® (www.peoplenetonline.com), a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and leading provider of fleet mobility technology, today announced that Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. (FRTL) will install PeopleNet technology in its fleet of nearly 500 trucks.
Jacksonville-based FRTL transports petroleum and other liquid and dry bulk commodities throughout the southeastern United States. FRTL currently operates 21 terminals and has a network of more than 700 drivers. As part of its continued growth, FRTL looked for technology solutions that could help increase efficiencies and improve their bottom line.
One of FRTL's primary reasons for choosing PeopleNet was its Tanker Workflow. This customized workflow automates time-consuming paperwork and integrates information in real time throughout a fleet's operation.
"Prior to implementing PeopleNet's technology, we had a very manual method of delivering petroleum," said Jim Anderson, Vice President of Safety & Risk Management for FRTL. "With PeopleNet's Tanker Workflow, we have automated our process to deliver the right amount of product each time, which not only increases the accuracy in our billing but also reduces the risk of overfilling customer storage tanks."
In addition to solutions that increase automation, FRTL drivers will also be equipped with the PeopleNet ConnectedTablet™ ruggedized tablet. This mobile computer is designed to operate both within the typical in-cab environment and outside the cab, so drivers can use the tablet throughout the job site without having to repeatedly climb in and out of the truck.
"We want to equip our drivers with the latest and greatest technology," said Anderson. "With PeopleNet, our individual drivers have access to solutions that make their jobs easier and allow our entire fleet to work more efficiently."
About Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc.
Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. has served as a premier bulk tank carrier since 1962. As an industry leader, they continue to grow in the southeastern United States, transporting petroleum and other liquid and dry bulk commodities. Florida Rock & Tank Lines, Inc. currently operates 21 terminals in addition to numerous truck domicile locations throughout the Southeast. With one of the most modern tank fleets available in the industry, Florida Rock & Tank Lines is composed of more than 400 tractors and 500 trailers. For more information, visit http://www.floridarockandtanklines.com.
PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet's network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit www.peoplenetonline.com or call (888) 346-3486.