Detention time costs the trucking industry more than $3 billion annually in lost time and productivity.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Spireon, the leading innovator of M2M (machine-to-machine) Business Intelligence Solutions that connect companies to their mobile assets and workforces, announces the release of the industry’s first automated detention Optimization system.
The Detention Optimization Module is being released as part of Spireon’s FleetLocate Asset & Trailer Intelligence solution designed for the trucking and transportation industry.
“Detention time costs the trucking industry more than $3 billion annually in lost time and productivity,” explains Spireon CEO Marc Brungger. “It’s also costing drivers lost revenue, forcing them to waste hours at customer locations instead of on the road. When we noticed that our trucking customers were seeing improvements in their detention Optimization as a result of implementing FleetLocate, we decided to develop a Detention Optimization Module that provides specific reports and alerts that deliver increased visibility and intelligence surrounding detained trailers, cargo and drivers.”
The Detention Optimization Module features flexible reports that enable trucking companies to see instantly where their trailers are located, how long those trailers have been detained at specific locations, whether the trailers are empty or loaded, which customer locations have exceeded their detention grace periods, as well as daily views of billable detention hours. Trucking companies have the option to run reports filtered by dwell (inactive) time at landmarks (customer locations), or by user-defined grace periods set up for each customer.
The Detention Optimization Module also allows trucking companies to receive alerts when a customer location exceeds its grace period, as well as share these alerts with customers. This enables customers to see which of their locations are incurring detention billing so they can address and modify the behavior.
“The benefits of our Detention Optimization Module extend beyond more efficient and accurate detention billing,” says Roni Taylor, Vice President of Product Optimization. “With increased visibility into detention, trucking companies will be able to motivate customers to unload their trailers first, reward customers who remain under their grace periods with more favorable rates, negotiate more favorable contracts, avoid billing conflicts with verifiable detention data, maximize trailer pools, and get their trailers and drivers back on the road faster.”
The Module also assists in getting drivers back on the road faster. “If you’ve using FleetLocate and the Detention Optimization Module, your customers are going to be more likely to unload your trailers first to avoid detention billing,” says Taylor “This reduces detention time, and the amount of time your drivers are sitting around waiting for cargo to be unloaded. Your drivers are back on the road quicker, making money, and this makes them happy. Happy drivers are also productive and more loyal drivers.”
Adds Brungger, “Our Detention Optimization Module is just one example of Spireon’s quest to continually innovate our solutions to meet the specific challenges of our customers. Detention billing and time were significant sources of pain for the trucking industry. We’re providing a solution to this pain point, one that’s good for both trucking companies and their customers. And that’s good for the industry overall.”
To learn more about the FleetLocate Asset and Trailer Intelligence DetentionOptimization Module, visit http://www.fleetlocate.com/trailer/sites/default/files/ati-detention-whitepaper.pdf and download the white paper.
About FleetLocate by Spireon
FleetLocate is a powerful, flexible and scalable information platform that provides continuous real-time visibility for Asset & Trailer Optimization. Featuring exception-base reporting, FleetLocate is an effective tool for improving operational efficiency and compliance by eliminating unauthorized vehicle usage, reducing fuel costs, increasing the number of loads per trailer, reducing the need and associated costs for rental trailers and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. FleetLocate also provides the business intelligence to help fleet managers improve safety and affect positive changes in driver performance. The interface is simple to use, easy to navigate, and provides a comprehensive suite of reports designed to help businesses better manage their fleet operations and address many of the operational dilemmas they face daily.
Spireon, Inc., is at the summit of business intelligence and committed to going higher. Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, the company emerged in 2011 as the industry leading Mobile Resource Optimization (MRM) company as a result of the merger of ProconGPS, Inc. with EnfoTrace and PFS, LLC, the top three providers in the MRM space. Spireon connects companies to their mobile assets and workforce through game changing information platforms, giving them the power to manage actionable business intelligence. Its trusted brands include market share leader GoldStar GPS®, EnfoTrace GPS™, FleetLocate®, VehiclePath™ and LoanPlus CMS™. Inspiring companies to reach new heights with powerful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based tools; Spireon provides a sturdy foundation on which to optimize performance.
With leading market positions in the fleet, transportation and automotive telematics markets, Spireon, Inc. specializes in developing strong business relationships with leading companies worldwide, enabling it to offer affordable world-class risk mitigation, mobile resource Optimization and location based services to its customers. NSpire, Spireon’s revolutionary, new multi-vertical M2M intelligence platform provides real time analytics, through a scalable architecture and supports over 1.7 million active subscribers today. The NSpire intelligence platform collects rich data from its patented array of GPS products and delivers actionable business intelligence through industry brand for automotive dealers, lender services and delivery fleets, and transportation and logistics customers.
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