PeopleNet Certifies and Introduces Motorola Commercial-Grade Handheld that Supports PeopleNet’s Fleet Mobility Applications

Jun 11, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2013 – PeopleNet®, the leading provider of fleet mobility solutions that reduce cost per mile, improve safety/compliance and enable profitable growth, today announced support for Motorola’s MC75A Mobile Computer (Motorola MC75A - Motorola Solutions USA ) to be compatible with PeopleNet’s fleet mobility applications. “This announcement kicks off our partnership with Motorola and a suite of commercial-grade handhelds that offers our customers highly durable options for reliable, convenient end-to-end management throughout the supply chain with PeopleNet in-cab technologies,” said Executive Vice President Rick Ochsendorf. “This ruggedized device offers drivers the durability they need inside and outside of the cab, with resilience to the elements, being dropped, and tossed around the cab to curb, if not eliminate, replacement costs.” 

PeopleNet’s testing found that the MC75A 3.5G Worldwide Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) meets user application-specific needs, and reduces the risk of damage and shortens deployment time for PeopleNet customers. In addition, this advanced point-of-work management solution provides drivers reliable, convenient access to more display options that are fully supported by PeopleNet applications. As a single-source solution provider, the company says it will be accountable for resolving issues.

Beyond portability and durability, PeopleNet certifies each handheld device offering to ensure that they support safety and compliance management, driver and vehicle monitoring, and the company’s performance-boosting applications. In doing so, commercial-grade devices like the MC75A protect critical, proprietary data against loss and security breaches. These essential attributes enable a company-owned, personally enabled (COPE) strategy for fleet mobility solutions.  

About PeopleNet
PeopleNet is exclusively focused on providing innovative Internet-based and integrated fleet mobility 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 LogisticsTop 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; Minnesota High Tech Association Tekne Awards; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is part of Trimble’s® (NASDAQ: TRMB) international Transportation and Logistics division and a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.

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