Englander Transportation specializes in refrigerated transportation of freight from Virginia and North Carolina to the West Coast, where it picks up mixed produce loads for markets back East. With two qualified drivers aboard, each truck makes the coast-to-coast turn every 5 or 6 days. The company replaced its manual logging and communications system with OmniTRACS™, a leading automated onboard fleet management system.
In each of its 22 truck cabs, Englander installed a laptop computer and location-based software system enabling real-time, bi-directional communications between drivers in transit and the company’s Virginia headquarters. Completing the set-up is a Brother PocketJet® full-page mobile printer, a compact, easy-to-use wireless thermal printer which allows drivers to print clear, legible documents virtually anytime and anywhere. The firm is pleased with return on the investment well within the first year.