PeopleNet® Joins Forces with BOLT® to provide seamless fleet management
Headquartered in Nashville, BOLT offers an integrated dispatch solution for fleets with less than 500 trucks. Utilizing the latest innovative Internet technology, BOLT pulls together all time-sensitive information into one easy-to-use system.
“We are tremendously excited about our affiliation with BOLT because it will give our customers a new route to enhance their competitive advantage through innovative technology,” says Ron Konezny, chief operating officer of PeopleNet. “The benefit to our customers is that they will be able to keep their costs down and they don’t need any new hardware or software that needs constant updating or maintenance.”
BOLT software is a hosted service – only an Internet connection is required. That allows carriers and their customers the ability to manage their freight and transportation plans centrally but dispatch from remote locations such as from a distribution center, other divisions within the organization or even the home. This Internet-based service provides a number of key benefits: it greatly reduces infrastructure investments, easily integrates with other systems and can be implemented in as little as one day.
“Both companies believe strongly in the power of the Internet, which made the integration of our products a reality within weeks as compared to months in other programming environments”, Konezny stated.
BOLT trucking software is fully integrated and incorporates all functions of dispatch, operations, asset tracking, accounting, vehicle maintenance, log checker, and brokerage. The system offers secure online access to shipment, contract and settlement information that can be tailored for every user, regardless of location. All activities are input into a secure database that is updated in real-time
“Working through the g3 platform, PeopleNet will provide information on truck availability and we can then post that unit to help find the best routing and backhaul information,” says Gayle Robertson, principal of the Robertson Group and the developer of BOLT. “At the touch of a button, you can get fleet (or unit) revenue/cost/profit per mile, monthly maintenance costs for each truck or the entire fleet, current status of quarterly fuel tax and more.”
The system manages all back-office functions providing fleets with optimized routing, shipment and asset tracking, and enroute refueling locations. BOLT tracks maintenance and fuel taxes, tire performance, preventive maintenance and inspection schedules, and CDL and medical cards expiration dates.
BOLT also brings an affiliation with Getloaded.com (www.getloaded.com), the leading Internet load board, to provide fleets with advanced dispatch-driven vectored searches tightly coupled with wide-area mobile communications – eliminating out-ofroute miles, optimizing driver service hours and managing “wall clock” time. Headquartered in Minneapolis, PeopleNet is the fastest-growing provider of Internet-based onboard computing and mobile communications systems to the transportation industry, including truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets. The company serves several Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada and has signed more than 1,000 customers since inception over 10 years ago.