After a successful installation in several of its trucks, Nick Strimbu Inc has selected the Rand McNally TND 760 mobile fleet communications system for fleetwide implementation, Rand McNally announced. Nick Strimbu is a third-generation, family-owned refrigerated and flatbed carrier based in Brookfield OH.
The company, which operates more than 140 trucks, chose Rand McNally to replace its current vendor based on service, reliability, ease of installation, and competitive price. Although Nick Strimbu has used fleet management/mobile communications technology for more than 10 years, the company was not satisfied with its provider, experiencing inconsistent connectivity, and a lack of customer service and driver training for the product. The carrier evaluated several systems before choosing Rand McNally.
Nick Strimbu is taking advantage of the Rand McNally Connect software to integrate information coming from the TND 760 devices with its McLeod Loadmaster system for communication and dispatch, fuel tax miles, equipment location, and maps and directions.
According to company president Bill Strimbu, the firm has realized a significant drop in training necessary for drivers to understand and use the device, decreasing the training time from several hours on the prior system, to several minutes with the TND 760.
“Our director of technology systems reports that the driver acceptance of the TND 760 has been very positive,” said Strimbu. “Typically, you would experience some pushback from drivers when installing unfamiliar technology. The product is so intuitive, we’ve been able to get the most out of it very quickly.”
The company intends to use the device’s EOBR features for hours-of-service logging, and the engine diagnostics to optimize driver behavior and vehicle performance.
For more information, visit www.randmcnally.com/tnd760 or call 1-800-641-7263.