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Southeastern Freight Lines Recognized With PeopleNet Ovation Award

Sep 27, 2018 10:07AM ● By Kathleen Maris

Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, received the 2018 PeopleNet Ovation Award in the Data Master category.

Previously known as the Innovator of the Year awards, the in.sight Ovation Awards celebrate PeopleNet customers who are driving innovation in the transportation industry.

Southeastern was recognized within the Data Master category for the innovative approach the company has taken around data and analytics to achieve tangible improvements in their business.

Using telematics data, provided by PeopleNet, Southeastern is able to:

  • improve onboard communications
  • identify failing global positioning system antennas, cellular antenna issues and vehicle battery problems
  • gain miles per gallon efficiencies
  • use fault codes to reduce on-the-road breakdowns by 80 percent

"We could not be more humbled to be recognized by PeopleNet as a Data Master," said Michael Owings, director of corporate planning and development for Southeastern Freight Lines. "Their telematics data not only contributes to reduced maintenance costs for Southeastern, but also reduces freight delays which translates to a positive experience for our customers. We truly value the relationship we have developed with PeopleNet and look forward to upholding the high standards recognized today for many years to come."

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