Cadec’s Fleet Management Software Helps Land O’Lakes Subsidiary Save $500,000 in Fuel
Northwest Food Products Transportation Increases Fuel Economy, Improves Logging Compliance With Cadec
MANCHESTER, NH–( EMWNews – March 31, 2008) – According to a new case study published
today, Cadec Global customer Northwest Food Products Transportation (NFPT)
saved $500,000 in fuel in its first year using Cadec’s advanced fleet
management solution, and NFPT continues to benefit from better fuel
economy and improved logging compliance.
NFPT, a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, transports over seven
million pounds of milk and finished dairy products daily for Land O’Lakes
and a host of other dairy companies. The firm manages its own private fleet
of nearly 200 tanker trucks, a contract fleet of an additional 300 trucks,
and Land O’Lakes’ private fleet of nearly 1,700 trucks.
Driven by the need to increase fuel economy and reduce DOT violations
related primarily to logging, NFPT decided to invest in fleet management
software. “Until then, our process was entirely paper based,” recalls Roger
Nordtvedt, General Manager of NFPT. “Drivers spent about an hour a day on
paperwork including logging, and then at the end of each day,
administrative staff spent about one more hour per truck entering all the
data into a central database. It was very time consuming, and we found that
often, the logs were incomplete or inaccurate. During DOT audits, we
regularly had multiple logging violations. We knew we had to make a
Nordtvedt’s team conducted an evaluation and ultimately selected Cadec’s
advanced fleet management solution. “Cadec’s ease of use was unmatched by
any other vendor,” says Nordtvedt. “The Cadec On-Board Computer uses Yes or
No questions to guide drivers through the process of logging trips,
recording pickups and deliveries, and the like. It has a very clean and
simple interface that masks all the complexity and sophistication in the
software. Our drivers love it.”
Cadec’s software, installed in all of the trucks in its private and
contract fleets, has enabled NFPT to:
-- Effectively eliminate paper from its transportation process through electronic logging; -- Automatically track en-route data such as mileage (used as the basis to pay drivers), sudden decelerations, over-RPM speed, fuel economy and off- route driving; and -- Increase fuel economy and reduce fuel expenses -- by $500,000 in the first year alone.
Download the full case study at http://www.cadec.com/NFPT.
“NFPT is a long-time Cadec customer, and as they’ve grown and pushed the
technology envelope, they’ve helped Cadec grow and develop,” said Michael
Baney, CEO of Cadec. “It’s exactly the type of relationship we strive for
with all of our customers.”
Cadec Global enables mobile asset
optimization, process automation and operations visibility through its
advanced fleet management solutions. With over 30 years of innovation and
experience in the trucking industry, Cadec enables transportation and
distribution managers, fleet and logistics experts and business executives
to reduce costs, enhance customer service, enforce compliance and safety
regulations, and improve driver productivity. Cadec’s marquee customer list
includes market-leading private and for-hire fleets across multiple
industries throughout North America.
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