Transportation Services Inc. Selects SkyBitz Asset Management Solutions for Enhanced Cross-Border Security and Improved Trailer Utilization
HERNDON, Va. – March 23, 2015 – SkyBitz®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that Transportation Services Inc. (TSI), a leading provider of dedicated contract carriage services to business partners across the country, has elected to add asset management technology solutions from SkyBitz. TSI selected the subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service, empowering them with the ability to reduce capital expenditures and receive an immediate return on investment. The SkyBitz as a Service solution also helps TSI to deliver a higher level of service to its customers through offering more accurate reporting and data analysis.
With over 30 years of experience, TSI is widely recognized as a highly experienced NAFTA approved long-haul carrier to and from Mexico and Canada. TSI has grown over the years to meet the shipping demands of its customers. It currently owns a modern fleet consisting of over 600 late model tractors, and over 2000 trailers and the safety and security of its drivers and cargo is especially important to them. Therefore, one of TSI’s main objectives was to install a trailer tracking solution that provided frequent reporting and complete visibility of its fleet spanning a broad coverage area, especially for those trailers moving between the United States and Mexico.
“In our industry, accurate data is crucial in providing the best fleet services possible to our customers and supporting our drivers,” said Michael Zavislak, CFO, Transportation Services, Inc. “After a thorough competitive evaluation, we selected SkyBitz as they have proven to offer the leading information management system, TMS integration expertise, devices, and customer service second to none. We were impressed with all the data reporting and analytics available through SkyBitz.”
TSI tested SkyBitz’s solution and found that their web based application, InSight, not only provided real-time trailer location information, but also the capability to perform yard checks and monitor trailer pools for enhanced utilization. SkyBitz also provides powerful data analytics that allow customers to measure other fleet performance metrics and improve maintenance processes. TSI was also able to integrate its SkyBitz trailer data with its existing Transportation Management System, improving its dispatchers’ productivity.
“As we identified the unique challenges TSI was facing it became apparent our solutions were best qualified to meet their needs with the right mix of real-time reporting, performance analytics, and complete cross-border visibility required,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz. “Transportation today is a demanding and fast paced environment. Simply having the right technology alone isn’t enough. We are pleased that TSI values what we bring to the table, and look forward to working with them to deliver the service their customers have come to expect.”
To learn more about SkyBitz as a Service visit www.skybitz.com/sbs, or call 1-877-275-9248.
About Transportation Services Inc.
For over three decades, Transportation Services, Inc. has been providing premium service, carrying freight between Mexico, Canada and the USA, all the while remaining flexible and responsive to our customer base. This is the primary focus of the business, and will continue to be in the years ahead. TSI holds both Common and Contract Carrier authorities in the 48 contiguous states with Interprovincial Canadian Authority in Ontario. Under these authorities, TSI can offer service between the NAFTA countries. For more information, visit www.tsitrucks.com.
About SkyBitz, Inc.
SkyBitz, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, is a leader in global remote asset management solutions, and in providing real-time information on the location and status of assets. More than 800 enterprises rely on SkyBitz technology to achieve total asset visibility, improved security, lower operating and capital expenses, and enhanced customer service. SkyBitz delivers its solution via SkyBitz InSight, a secure web-based application that is fully customizable and requires no software downloads. For additional information, visit www.skybitz.com