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March 09, 2005 12:28 ET

Trans-Border Paper Carrier Adopts PeopleNet's Onboard Computing System


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MARCH 9, 2005 - 12:28 ET

Trans-Border Paper Carrier Adopts PeopleNet's Onboard
Computing System

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(CCNMatthews - Mar 9, 2005) -

PeopleNet, the leading provider of onboard computing and mobile
communications systems to the transportation industry, today announced
that Flex-Mor Industries, a Bolton, Ontario-based truckload carrier, has
equipped its fleet with PeopleNet's onboard computing and mobile
communications system.

Operating 60 power units, Flex-Mor operates primarily within a 750-mile
radius of its Canadian base hauling primarily paper products into the
United States.

"We've spent a large percentage of our 25 years in business operating
without onboard communications," according to the company's president,
Sheldon Black. "Before PeopleNet, there was no satisfactory return on
investment from satellite communications. That technology alone wasn't
going to put more money in the hands of our drivers. It was just another
way to communicate."

What changed his mind about mobile communications? "PeopleNet went
beyond tracking and provided us with the instantaneous capture of the
information we needed to reward the drivers that were doing a good job,"
he explained. "We were able to tie the performance data directly into
our incentive program and download the information every Monday
morning." Previously, drivers had to wait for weeks for the data to be
pulled from the units and bonuses to be calculated, essentially
rendering the incentive program ineffectual.

Since adopting PerformX, PeopleNet's onboard feature that tracks
performance data in real time, Black reports that his company's
overspeed has dropped 50 percent and long idling has been reduced by 65
percent from baselines established prior to installation of the
PeopleNet technology.

"Savings resulting from the reduction in my long idle is going a long
way toward funding the entire technology deployment," he boasts. "We're
saving money from fuel that is not being burnt and by reducing the extra
wear and tear on our engines that results from idling. But what makes me
feel really good is the environmental benefit. Every gallon we don't
burn is something that is not coming out of the ground."

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, PeopleNet Canada is the
fastest-growing provider of Internet-based onboard computing and mobile
communications systems to the transportation industry, including
truckload, LTL, private, and service fleets. The company serves several
Fortune 500 companies in the U.S. and Canada and has signed more than
1,000 customers since our inception more than 11 years ago.

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