David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions. Photo: Trimble

David Wangler (left) and Brian McLaughlin will head the two new Trimble divisions. Photo: Trimble

Trimble has created two divisions as part of its transportation segment, Trimble Transportation Mobility and Trimble Transportation Enterprise, to address the changing marketplace.

The creation of Trimble Transportation Mobility aims to address the complex business challenges such as driver shortages, reduced capacity, safety and compliance and regulations. The new division will be focused on developing solutions that connect, drivers, trucks, freight, and data to improve performance and return on investment.

Trimble Transportation Enterprise will serve for-hire and private fleets, freight brokers, third-party logistics providers and other businesses through a portfolio that includes transportation management systems; routing, scheduling, mileage, mapping and mobile navigation solutions; business intelligence and data analytics; asset maintenance software; cloud solutions; and a variety of other products and services.

Trimble announced the new divisions at the in.sight User Conference +Expo, a joint user conference between PeopleNet and TMW Systems. Trimble is a software, hardware and services company that builds enterprise solutions products for a broad range of industries, including transportation, logistics, and construction.

Brian McLaughlin, president of PeopleNet, has been appointed to president of Trimble Transportation Mobility. The newly-formed division will include several Trimble business units: PeopleNet, Innovative Software Engineering (ISE), Trimble Oil & Gas Services, Trimble Final Mile Mobility, Trimble Mobility Solutions India (TMSI), and several other mobile startup initiatives.

“The transportation marketplace is evolving at a rapid pace and we must develop technology that drives efficiency, precision and simplicity throughout the supply chain. Trimble Transportation Mobility brings together a comprehensive set of solutions and industry expertise,” said McLaughlin. “By improving collaboration across our respective businesses, we can ensure that Trimble continues to lead in delivering innovative products to our diverse set of customers and their drivers. We are positioning ourselves for continued growth through a market-centric approach to enable better, safer and greener fleets.”

David Wangler, president of TMW Systems, will lead the Trimble Transportation Enterprise division which is comprised of TMW Systems and ALK Technologies.

“A digital revolution is redefining the relationships between shippers, transportation service providers and end users of virtually every type of product. We expect the Transportation Enterprise technologies to play increasingly important roles in helping businesses address and, ultimately, benefit from these changes,” said Wangler. “Our combined solutions offer the opportunity for asset- and non-asset-based businesses of all sizes to dramatically streamline their operations, reduce costs and improve overall competitiveness in a transformational business environment.”