PeopleNet and Drivewyze Enter into Collaborative Agreement, Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Las Vegas, NV – March 4, 2013 – Drivewyze, Inc., creators of the Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass service, and PeopleNet, a leading provider of mobile fleet management solutions, announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and entered into a collaborative business relationship. Under the terms of the MOU, Drivewyze andPeopleNet will explore ways in which they can join forces to deliver their complimentary products and services to PeopleNet’s customer base.
Drivewyze is an innovative new way for commercial vehicles to bypass fixed weigh stations and mobile inspection sites, using select Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), tablets and smartphones, giving them transponder-like capability and eliminating the need for dedicated transponders in each truck. Since it was launched in September of last year, the Drivewyzenetwork has expanded to provide bypass services at 218 sites in 15 states.
“PeopleNet and Drivewyze provide valuable and complimentary solutions and services, and we share the same value commitment to our motor carrier customers,” said Brian Heath, President of Drivewyze, Inc. “Together, both companies provide technologies that improve fleet operation efficiency and vehicle safety. As we continue to expand our network and grow our business, we are excited to be working with a leading ELD provider such as PeopleNet.”
“Drivewyze is a great compliment to PeopleNet’s onboard computing and mobile communications systems,” said Rick Ochsendorf, Senior Vice President of Operations. “As the first onboard computing provider with a commercially available product to sign an MOU with Drivewyze, we believe that together, we can provide unique solutions of significant value to our customers.”
Hands-free and compliant with federal and state distracted driving regulations, the Drivewyze PreClear service provides simple visual and audible instructions for drivers to either bypass weigh stations and inspection sites, or to safely pull-in. Easy to use, Drivewyze assures privacy and data protection and connects to the Drivewyze network service via a single account regardless of where a driver travels.
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems to improve North America’s trucking industry’s fleet management. Its products are used by nearly 1,500 truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. Reputed for its customer-driven technological innovation, unparalleled flexibility, and proactive customer care, PeopleNet was the first major technology provider to offer Internet-based communications to the transportation industry 15 years ago. Since then, the company has aggressively developed new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; M2M Value Chain Award; and Minnesota High Tech Association’s Tekne Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.
ABOUT DRIVEWYZE INC.
Drivewyze Inc. is an innovative technology service provider to the transportation industry.Drivewyze is committed to improving road safety and efficiency for everyone. Drivewyze was founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of Intelligent Imaging Systems Inc., a provider of industry leading road safety equipment and software services. Drivewyze partners with industry and government stakeholders to deliver time-saving and cost-effective driving solutions to commercial vehicle operators and carriers, providing unsurpassed business value to the trucking industry. Find out more at www.drivewyze.com.