Bison Transport Selects SkyBitz Asset Management Solutions for Improved Trailer Utilization
Posted on September 29, 2015
HERNDON, Va. and WINNIPEG, MB – September 29, 2015
®, the leader in remote asset tracking and information management solutions, today announced that Bison Transport, one of the largest carriers in Canada, has chosen to implement SkyBitz asset management technology solutions. Bison Transport, number 59 on the Transport Topics list of the top 100 for-hire carriers in the United States and Canada, selected SkyBitz to help get better utilization out of its fleet of trailers and reduce its trailer counts. SkyBitz was chosen because of its product reliability, intuitive web services, customer service, and the convenience of an affordable subscription platform that eliminates any upfront capital investment.
With the rising cost of purchasing and maintaining equipment and growing business demand, it was paramount to Bison Transport to get more utilization out of their trailers. After an extensive pilot, Bison Transport selected SkyBitz for its asset management solution that provides frequent reporting and complete visibility of its fleet spanning broad geographic areas. Bison Transport tested SkyBitz products during one of the worst winters in 150 years in Canada and unlike other less rugged products, SkyBitz devices worked reliably even in the harshest conditions.
“We selected SkyBitz because of its reputation in the industry for being a progressive company that continues to stay at the leading edge of technology. We wanted a partner that’s going to continue to anticipate our future needs,” said Nathan Enns, Maintenance Manager of Process and Data at Bison. “In the past, there was potential for our drivers to spend unnecessary time searching for a trailer in one of our yards. With SkyBitz, our operations group are able to help drivers find trailers in a much more efficient manner.”
Enns said that trailer tracking at Bison will provide their customers with new and increased levels of visibility to their loads and the trailers moving those shipments. Bison will be able to provide status of trailer pools in their network, and exception reporting to notify when trailer location or status doesn’t match expectations.
“We’re very pleased after a thorough two-year evaluation to prove out our solution and be selected by such a prominent Canadian fleet. We’re excited to provide Bison Transport with our best-in-class asset management services and technology expertise,” said Henry Popplewell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, SkyBitz.
Bison Transport chose the subscription-based enterprise solution, SkyBitz as a Service, empowering them with the ability to reduce capital expenditures and quickly benefit from more efficiency throughout its business.
Recognized by the Truckload Carrier’s Association as North America’s Safest Fleet, Bison Transport has provided award-winning transportation solutions to the industry for over 45 years. Bison offers full truckload service, full service logistics, intermodal, LTL, dedicated fleet operations, yard management and warehousing & distribution.
To learn more about SkyBitz as a Service visit www.skybitz.com/sbs
, or call 1-877-275-9248.
About Bison Transport
Bison Transport is a multiple-award winning Canadian transport company. Bison Transport employs the latest technologies and operates one of the largest and most modern fleets in the industry. With offices and facilities throughout Canada, its dedicated staff and safe, professional Drivers provide a wide range of transportation, warehousing, and logistics services throughout North America.
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.