Trucking Technology

When you partner with us, leading-edge trucking technology is at your disposal.

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Keller Trucking invests in the latest trucking technology that lets our customers know where their products are during any phase of the supply chain we’re servicing. Our staff efficiently manages drivers and equipment, enabling the informed decision-making that customers expect from our top-tier logistics operation. We work with companies that strive to be the leaders in their respective markets and industries. When you partner with us, leading-edge trucking technology is at your disposal.

Transportation Management System (TMS)

Keller Trucking uses TMW Trimble as our Transportation Management System (TMS) of choice. This efficient tool integrates all the functions and services for end-to-end transportation processes. The functions in TMW allow us to manage the unique and specific demands of our client partners. With the right devices, we are in full control of the information needed to make plans, set them in motion, monitor results, and make adjustments for continuous improvement. TMW has improved our operation in the following ways:

  • Improved billed ratio by 11%
  • Reduced empty miles by 8%
  • Reduced driver turnover by 40%

All these improvements boost your core efficiencies and bottom line profitability.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

Every tractor is outfitted with electronic logging devices. PeopleNet helps Keller Trucking achieve our expectation of 100% legal logs. With the ability to track each of our trucks, we provide real-time data to our Operations Center in order to make the best decisions for our drivers and our customers. PeopleNet has helped Keller Trucking to increase safety and compliance, reducing operating costs and providing improved customer service. Additionally, PeopleNet enables us to:

  • Know the circumstances in the seconds before an accident occurs
  • Monitor our drivers’ performance in real-time
  • Coach our drivers before they develop bad habits that can result in an accident
  • Manage Hours of Service (HOS) and industry compliance
  • Allow us to manage our fuel consumption
  • Provide our customers with real-time data on their shipments

Asset/Tractor Tracking

PeopleNet is not just a tool for driver performance. We also use its advanced tracking technology to identify a trailer’s location as soon as it’s linked to a tractor’s communications system. The RFID device wirelessly transmits the location, drop and hook event times, movement status, trailer odometer reading, and history. In the near future, PeopleNet plans to extend tractor tracking capabilities to include tire pressure data, refrigeration unit efficiency, and other helpful information.

PeopleNet’s trailer tracking solution allows us to:

  • Reduce the cost of lost trailers
  • Eliminate manual yard checks
  • Manage trailer detention
  • Improve utilization information for maintenance
  • Boost safety and compliance by 58.4%

Asset/Trailer Tracking

Effective asset management sets us apart from the competition. In doing so, we manage costs wisely, getting better rates for our customers and offering them the peace of mind of knowing that all freight is being carefully monitored along the entire supply chain we service. SkyBitz satellite tracking allows us to manage our trailer pool from our home office for any trailer, anywhere in the country.

SkyBitz uses a variety of remote asset tags and associated intelligent sensors to monitor and report the location and condition of trailers. The flexibility and adaptability of SkyBitz supports long-term growth strategies. Over the last 8+ years, we’ve been using SkyBitz, we’ve noticed gains in:

  • Fleet dispatch optimization and improved trailer utilization
  • In-transit visibility of trailers
  • Remote monitoring and control
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Safety and security to prevent trailer and cargo theft

Driver Risk Management

At Keller Trucking, we believe that “Time May Be Money, but Life is Priceless”. We hold this motto near and dear to our hearts. It is one of the reasons why, in 2013, we implemented DriveCam in the cabs of our tractors, so we can assess what is happening 8 seconds before and 4 seconds after an accident occurs.

The DriveCam Program identifies why accidents happen by using a patented video event recorder to capture and correct risky driving habits. Once installed, DriveCam delivers critical online tools and techniques to improve safety, performance, and fuel management. The final outcome is safer and more efficient drivers, protected from wrongful blame.

Additional benefits of DriveCam include:

  • Collision prevention
  • Fraudulent claim prevention
  • Less fuel waste
  • Adherence to FMCSA and company policies
  • Driver protection
  • Brand protection
  • Good corporate citizenship

Fleet Preventative Maintenance

When maintaining a fleet of over 150 tractors and 450 trailers, maintenance costs are a large part of the budget. Having the right software to manage maintenance is crucial to our bottom line. With that in mind, Keller Trucking purchased SquareRigger Fleet Maintenance software in 2011 to help manage maintenance and reduce costs.

SquareRigger Maintenance Software gives us the power to more accurately analyze and report critical information about vehicles, equipment, staff, and operations, so we can keep costs and lane pricing under control and keep our fleet running smoothly. It provides a wide range of recording and reporting options to track data by vehicle, by day, by the hour, or however we want to view it, adapting to how we do business.

Contact Keller Trucking to benefit from our use of state-of-the-art trucking technology

By investing in cutting-edge trucking technologies, we have reaped tremendous rewards with improved fuel economy, reduced theft, more informed decision making, and better productivity. Keller Trucking is happy to offer all of our business partners these benefits, backed by the industry’s best customer service team. Contact us to learn how we can help upgrade your transportation program with the latest tools and capabilities.

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