PeopleNet Workflow Integrates with TMWSuite for Crude/Tanker Fleets
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
LAS VEGAS - PeopleNet announced a new PeopleNet Automated Workflow integration with TMWSuite from TMW Systems, designed specifically to boost efficiency throughout crude/tanker fleet operations.
"Crude/tanker fleets have unique informational needs which we are committed to addressing in our Crude Hauler Suite," said PeopleNet Vice President of Tailored Solutions Randy Boyles, making the announcement at the American Trucking Association Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas.
The new PeopleNet tailored workflow application reflects this segment's unique information needs in custom forms that integrate with TMWSuite. Dispatchers populate order/load information into forms that prompt drivers through a queue designed to gather required data, minimizing driver interaction and ensuring collection of accurate information.
John Erik Albrechtsen, operations manager for Paul's Hauling, explained what Tanker Workflow means to driver and back-office efficiency.
"Drivers no longer have to sift through books and make calculations. It's all done by the system, which automates updates, so drivers don't have to search for the most current data. All drivers will have to do is fill in beginning and ending dip information.
"We're tying dip charts tied into site plans integrated with the workflow, so site plans (and dip charts) automatically display. Further integration between PeopleNet's Tanker Workflow and In-Cab Navigation will take the driver to the next stop, improve flow to the back-office billing and payroll, and reduce back-office errors that come from multiple points of data entry."
PeopleNet's first application in its Crude Hauler Suite, introduced at last year's ATA Conference, incorporates oilfield regulations for hours of service and sleeper berth into PeopleNet's electronic logs application eDriver Logs. As a result, all wait and sleeper berth times are eliminated from the 14-hour on-duty, so drivers don't log wait times at a natural gas or oil well site or sleeper berth times, regardless of whether or not it is a valid split.