PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com) recently announced that Milwaukee-based Daily Direct/HaulBikes, a specialty carrier of motorcycles and other sport vehicles, has chosen PeopleNet as their fleet management system supplier. The company intends to use the PeopleNet system for comprehensive fleet management, including customer tracking of shipments.
PeopleNet said its system will be installed soon throughout the Daily Direct/HaulBikes fleet. While each vehicle will be tracked by satellite for fleet management purposes, Daily Direct/HaulBikes will also provide customers with order tracking numbers that will permit them to see the real-time location of the truck carrying their motorcycle or sports vehicle by going to the Daily Direct/HaulBikes web site (www.haulbikes.com).
"These 'real time' updates are similar to the way FedEx and UPS shipments are scanned at shipment transfer checkpoints, with barcodes providing a tracking log for the customer to reference," explained Ken Durik, owner of Daily Direct/HaulBikes. "In our case, customers can sign up to get automatic e-mail updates, or log onto our website and use their order tracking number to see where their motorcycle is at any given transfer stage, whether their shipment was received at a hub or terminal or is on the final route to their travel destination."
Using PeopleNet's geo-fencing capability; the carrier will also be able to send the customer an e-mail alert when a truck enters a given geo-fencing radius. "If geo-fencing is set to a 50 mile radius, the e-mail alert will provide a two hour notification, or if it's 30 miles, maybe a one hour notification of the delivery," Durik explained.