Luckey Logistics is using PeopleNet’s EventAlerter iPad application to instantly update management about key events that impact safety.
Patrick “Barney” Barnwell, Luckey Logistics IT manager, said, “We are strong advocates of portable computing as a strategy for helping managers do their jobs better and more easily. PeopleNet provides ample daily and weekly reporting. However, when it comes to safety, it’s critical to know what’s happening when it happens. EventAlerter immediately sends all details about a critical event so managers can take appropriate, timely action—day or night, 24/7. It’s our best bet for supporting driver and public safety. Our shop foreman also keeps an eye on these events since they affect brake and tire replacement.”
The PeopleNet system sends an alert to iPad, iPhone, or Android device users. Users can access all relevant event data through the alert. For instance, if a rollover-stability or sudden-deceleration event occurred, a satellite map of the incident is provided along with pre- and post-incident trails, all particulars of the incident, identity of the driver, the driver’s available hours of service (HOS), and the past 24-hour HOS activity. The past five safety events for the driver are also displayed to help assess emergence of a negative trend.
Luckey Logistics operates 11 terminals, four warehouses, and five railyards in addition to managing a 160-truck fleet, half of which are owner-operators. PeopleNet is installed in all 80 company-owned trucks, which according to Barnwell, “expands our staff’s capabilities and allows us to run lean with a 15-person staff. We’re looking forward to an iPad app for fault code monitoring as well. Standard fault code reporting alone has significantly reduced jumpstarts this winter. We know that an alert app will help contain maintenance expenses.”
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