Wireless system adds directions

The g2x wireless fleet management system from PeopleNet Communications now allows fleets to offer shippers real-time location information about their loads. A new agreement with ALK Technologies will also allow fleets to send directions to drivers based on actual GPS location information. The new Shipper View feature, which is offered at no additional cost, lets carriers share their fleet location

The g2x wireless fleet management system from PeopleNet Communications now allows fleets to offer shippers real-time location information about their loads.

A new agreement with ALK Technologies will also allow fleets to send directions to drivers based on actual GPS location information.

The new Shipper View feature, which is offered at no additional cost, lets carriers share their fleet location map information with select customers.

When issued a password by the fleet, customers can use a secure website to view shipment location, proximity to landmarks, other route data and arrival/departure notification.

Integration with ALK's Condensed Driver Directions will allow drivers to directly request customized routing information based on vehicle position information generated by the g2x's GPS feature. The suggestions follow truck-specific routes right down to street-level destinations.

The directions are created in a condensed format to keep communications character counts as low as possible, according to ALK.

For more information on either new feature, go to www.peoplenetonline.com or circle 321 on reader reply card.

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