J.B. Hunt Transport Chooses Drivewyze to Deliver Weigh Station Bypass Service on PeopleNet Platforms
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MINNEAPOLIS, April 7, 2015 — PeopleNet, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Drivewyze Inc. announced today that J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. has chosen Drivewyze to deliver weigh station bypass services through the fleet’s in-cab PeopleNet platforms. The integration of the two technologies allows for hands-free delivery of the weigh station bypass service. The decision follows the 2014 activation of Drivewyze PreClear Analytics on over 8,000 company-owned trucks using PeopleNet in-cab platforms.
PeopleNet is a leading provider of fleet mobility technology platforms that serve more than 2,000 fleets and 250,000 vehicles to increase safety and efficiency while reducing cost per mile by integrating connectivity across an organization’s entire fleet. Drivewyze, now accessible through the PeopleNet platform, has quickly become the largest provider of weigh station and mobile site bypass services in North America, currently offering 545 service sites in 34 states.
“J.B. Hunt drivers will experience increased bypasses and time savings as a result of Drivewyze’s geographical presence, as well as PreClear’s many inspection sites. In-depth analysis has supported a data-driven decision to adopt the Drivewyze service,” said Greer Woodruff, Senior Vice President of Safety, Security and Driver Personnel at J.B. Hunt Transport. “Delays affect both the driver and the fleet, having a significant impact on drive time, operational costs, and productivity. PeopleNet and Drivewyze offer us a simple, fully-integrated solution with a 98 percent bypass rate, all while eliminating the costs and management of transponders.”
“J.B. Hunt is a recognized leader in the industry, and we are proud to support their drive for excellence in operations and safety,” said Brian Heath, President of Drivewyze. “The Drivewyze PreClear service will give them an edge in their efforts to recruit and retain drivers, improve safety, reduce costs and improve productivity.”
“J.B. Hunt’s experience demonstrates that Drivewyze’s combination of in-cab integration with PeopleNet and the largest bypass service site footprint in North America is an unbeatable combination that delivers real value to our fleet customers,” said Mark Kessler, General Manager of Trucking at PeopleNet. “Our customers strive to outperform their competitors and Drivewyze helps them reduce delay costs, increase drive time, and retain drivers. The integration of Drivewyze into the PeopleNet platform demonstrates PeopleNet’s innovation and leadership in the fleet mobility system service market.”
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company provides capacity-oriented solutions centered on delivering customer value and industry-leading service. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.
About Drivewyze, Inc.
Drivewyze is the smart mobility services company for the transportation industry. Drivewyze is on a mission to revolutionize the delivery of highway safety and transportation management through world-class products, systems and services. Drivewyze serves commercial drivers and fleets with innovative GPS and web-based trucking apps such as the Drivewyze PreClear Bypass service. Learn more about Drivewyze at www.drivewyze.com.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s fleet mobility system combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2014 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.