Saddle Creek Transportation going wireless
Lakeland-based third-party logistics company Saddle Creek Transportation said Wednesday it has installed wireless communication technology into its truck fleet, and expects to see improved on-time performance, enhanced visibility, and reduced operating costs as a result.
Saddle Creek said the new communications system, which uses the PeopleNet Wireless Fleet System, provides instant access to vehicle, driver and load information, providing real-time shipment visibility. The tractor of each of Saddle Creek's owner/operator trucking contractors has a computer installed to allow two-way cellular communication without the need for cell phones.
“This wireless technology puts a wealth of shipment information at our fingertips,” said Mike DelBovo, senior vice president of Saddle Creek Transportation Inc. “It allows us to do a better job of pinpointing on-time service performance and gives us better knowledge of truck locations and transit times to help increase efficiencies and improve shipment visibility. It also helps us to track pallet returns electronically for better pallet accountability.'