SOURCE: Cadec Global

Cadec Global

February 18, 2010 09:02 ET

Cadec Technology Drives Truck Fleet Efficiencies at DeMoulas Supermarkets

New England Grocery Store Chain Monitors Driver Behavior, Automates Logging and Reporting With Cadec

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - February 18, 2010) - Cadec Global, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions, announced today that DeMoulas Supermarkets, Inc., operator of the Market Basket chain, has implemented Cadec's Mobius fleet management solution for its entire private trucking fleet.

DeMoulas owns and operates 60+ Market Basket supermarkets in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The company is a regular presence on the Supermarket News list of top 75 retailers in the nation, coming in at number 43 for 2009.

DeMoulas switched from another vendor's fleet management solution to Cadec's, primarily for its reliability and great customer service track record. According to DeMoulas Warehouse Manager Dean Joyce, Cadec's local presence also gave it an edge (Cadec's headquarters in Manchester, NH are close to DeMoulas' Tewksbury, Massachusetts warehouse).

Joyce reports that DeMoulas now uses Cadec software and on-board computers (OBCs) to track and monitor location and driver behavior for all 55 of its delivery trucks. He is now able to track metrics such as idling, on-time deliveries, drop-and-hook time, speeding and sudden decels, and posts performance reports on a weekly basis in the driver break room. "We have a terrific group of drivers here, but tracking and posting the reports has definitely made an impact on driving behavior," said Joyce. "It's created some friendly competition among the drivers and helped reduce some tendencies toward things like excessive idling."

Joyce also appreciates the time savings that Cadec brought for both drivers and office staff -- driver logs are now completely automated, as are related elements such as fuel-tax reporting. "In the past, drivers had to manually log their exact mileage in each state for fuel-tax reporting," explained Joyce. "It was very tedious both for drivers and for our office staff. Now that process is completely automated -- we couldn't be happier."

"Cadec offered all the features we needed and more, and I knew from personal experience that their customer service is second-to-none," said Joyce. "The Cadec team has been fantastic -- our implementation went off without a hitch, and when we have had a problem or question, we can always get a live person to help out immediately. We've very pleased with our decision to go with Cadec."

Cadec's Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, Frank Moreno, complimented DeMoulas for its regimented approach to tracking and improving fleet efficiency. "Knowledge is power -- if you can't measure it, you can't improve it," said Moreno. "DeMoulas is a great example of a company taking a constructive approach to improving fleet efficiency, and one that is inclusive of drivers. We're very proud to be working with them."

About Cadec

Cadec Global enables mobile asset optimization, process automation and operations visibility through its advanced fleet management solutions. With over 30 years of innovation and experience in the trucking industry, Cadec enables transportation and distribution managers, fleet and logistics experts and business executives to reduce costs, enhance customer service, enforce compliance and safety regulations, and improve driver productivity. Cadec's marquis customer list includes market-leading private and for-hire fleets across multiple industries throughout North America.

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