Rand McNally highlights TND 760 in-cab devices

Rand McNally highlights TND 760 in-cab devices

Executive at Ready Trucking of Ellenwood, Ga., say their dispatchers have been able to increase the time they have to plan and make better decisions, ultimately increasing the service and safety offered to their customers and drivers, by implementing Rand McNally‘s TND 760 in-cab devices.

“In the past, the hardware associated with mobile communications was expensive, proprietary, and difficult to install and maintain. We ultimately selected Rand McNally because it is easy to install, based on their award-winning truck navigation solution, and cheaper to maintain,” said Morgan Hulsey, executive director of operations at Ready Trucking. “For example, we only have to manage a single device with Rand McNally, versus three different unit parts in older generation equipment. There wasn’t a comparable product in terms of overall cost of ownership based on our computations.”

Ready Trucking manages a wide variety of service-intensive customers, which have been developed and nurtured for more than 30 years. Company executives said the adoption of technology and a quick response to industry changes has been imperative to the retention of customers, drivers and overall growth.

Ready Trucking credits the new TND 760 devices with positively affecting the company’s safety and compliance by increasing accuracy and reliability of hours of service recording. The company also noted that it has generated significant efficiencies throughout operations with automated reporting and availability of information delivered by the devices.

“The TND 760 helps us to maximize other technology investments. The Rand McNally Connect Web Portal provides an interface directly to our dispatch software, Progressive Data Systems. Dispatchers can seamlessly assign loads to drivers and the company can manage communication and service levels throughout the organization automatically,” said Hulsey.

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