IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spireon Inc., the leading innovator of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and Business Intelligence Solutions that connect companies to their mobile assets and workforces, today announced that leading freight hauling company Watkins & Shepard continues to turn to Spireon for its innovation leadership, upgrading its entire fleet with the latest version of the FleetLocate trailer management platform.
Watkins & Shepard specializes in truckload and less than load (LTL) trucking services, running through more than 20 hubs across the United States. An early adopter of satellite trailer tracking services, Watkins & Shepard understands the benefits of trailer visibility to their bottom line. When it came time to re-evaluate the technology, they switched to Spireon for their ongoing innovation, rich data and unique customer service management. Now, Watkins & Shepard is continuing the partnership by rolling out the latest FleetLocate solution to further improve their trailer utilization and increase profitability.
“We haul a lot of time sensitive commodities where we need full visibility,” said Walt Ainsworth, president & COO of Watkins & Shepard. “Spireon’s FleetLocate helps us to ensure the on-time arrival and security of these loads by providing real-time access to the location and status of trailers. I also judge a company by how they respond to requests. Spireon’s customer service is top notch. Staying with Spireon and adopting their new platform across our entire fleet was an easy decision.”
FleetLocate is a highly scalable trailer management platform that connects fleet managers to the rich GPS data, analytics and asset intelligence that Watkins & Shepard can use to further optimize their fleet, trim costs and increase revenue. With FleetLocate, they have also been able to:
- Improve asset utilization by better managing trailer pools at various locations and eliminating trailer downtime
- Better confirm pick-up and delivery locations and times in real-time for LTL customers
- Adjust trailer assignments on the fly as status changes
- Maximize trailer advertising revenue by being able to show actual travel times and corridor routes of each trailer to confirm reach and frequency ROI for the advertiser
“As Watkins & Shepard grows its LTL and truckload businesses, it needs real-time asset intelligence to track its customers’ valuable assets,” said Roni Taylor, Spireon’s vice president of industry relations. “By extending their relationship with Spireon, Watkins & Shepard has access to even more data and analytics they need to further optimize their fleet and grow their business.”
Spireon, Inc., connects companies to their mobile assets and workforces, giving them powerful information platforms that turn data into actionable business intelligence. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Spireon’s leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based tools now support more than 2 million active subscribers through the company’s vehicle finance and fleet telematics solutions, and trailer and asset intelligence GPS offerings.
Spireon’s award-winning NSpire M2M intelligence platform provides unparalleled reliability and scalability, allowing the company to deliver ROI-focused solutions. The company's automotive solutions help dealers and lenders put more of their customers into vehicles, while giving them the tools to make smarter lending decisions, protect their investment, ensure longer performing loans and improve their business fundamentals. Spireon's industry-leading fleet offerings provide real-time visibility into business operations, allowing owners and managers to optimize asset management, and improve driver satisfaction and retention.