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PeopleNet, McLeod integrate announce software integration

Company officials said the new product will help LTL drivers to respond to changes more quickly and with less effort. (The Trucker file photo)

The Trucker News Services

9/20/2013

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and MINNEAPOLIS — PeopleNet, a provider of fleet mobility solutions has announced an integration with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster LTL to better address the complexities of the companies’ less-than-truckload customers.

“In the dynamic LTL environment, driver’s assignments are likely to change frequently each day,” Randy Boyles, PeopleNet senior vice president, tailored solutions, said. “Our mobile communication and computing system automates dispatch-driver communications streamlines the change process and workflow for drivers using LoadMaster LTL, and enables them to respond to changes more quickly and with less effort. PeopleNet customers with LTL (less-than-truckload) fleets now have another transportation management system designed specifically for their needs.”

 With the PeopleNet-McLeod LoadMaster integration, the driver views all stops, selects the stop to make, and when the driver indicates arrival, the corresponding form is presented for the driver to complete.

For load pickup, drivers are asked to identify freight essentials: number of pieces and pallets, weight and destination zip codes.

“LoadMaster LTL is all about helping both office staff and drivers get more done in less time,” said McLeod Vice President of LTL Technologies Marc Mitchell. “The tight integration between automated data collection and mobile communications at the truck-and-trailer level drives errors out of the work process and the system.”

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