Real-Time Feedback from Operations Team Makes a Difference on the Road
BURLINGTON, MASS. – April, 7, 2009 — Maptuit Corporation, a leader in GPS navigation and route optimization for commercial transportation, today announced that Land and Sea Forest Products has deployed NaviGoÔ Advanced GPS Navigation throughout its fleet. In doing so, Land and Sea joins a rapidly growing community of trucking companies that are taking advantage of Maptuit’s unique hybrid approach to commercial GPS navigation.
“Our operations team has been feeding Maptuit specific routing preferences on a regular basis. The result is that our drivers are getting routes through NaviGo™ that have been tuned to meet our expectations,” stated Wade Carden, President and CEO of Land and Sea. “This is lowering our toll costs, decreasing phone calls to our operations team, increasing driver satisfaction, and putting us at customer locations with a high degree of accuracy.” Mr. Carden added, “At first I didn’t understand all the advantages of off-board route generation through NaviGo™, but after seeing how we can both customize routes and customer locations, I can’t imagine doing it any other way. I’m just not sure how you could achieve the same return on investment.”
“Unlike competing truck navigation products that couple standard car routing algorithms with stale truck data to provide a solution, Maptuit uses an advanced proprietary routing algorithm developed specifically for trucking that has been honed over the last 10 years through collaboration with the nation’s largest fleets.” stated Luke Wachtel, Executive Vice President of Maptuit. “In addition, the truck-specific map data that Maptuit uses is the best in the industry for several reasons; not only do we leverage the leading map data provider (NAVTEQ) for our base data, but we layer our own snapshots of the truck network in order to take advantage of the tens of thousands of modifications, small and large, we receive from our community of over 80,000 truck drivers.”
NaviGoÔ Advanced GPS Navigation is a subscription-based software solution that runs on all the leading fleet management and mobile communications systems.
About Land and Sea Forest Products Corporation
Land & Sea Forest Products Corporation of Pennsylvania began operations in 1998 under H. Wade Carden, Jr., President & CEO, and runs forty tractors equipped with DriverTech DT4000 TruckPCs. Over the past few years, we have become the largest producer of treated lumber in the north-eastern United States. To learn more about Land and Sea, call 215-295-5460 or visit www.lshwc.com.
About Maptuit Corporation
Founded in 1999, Maptuit Corporation is the leader in truck-specific, connected navigation. The Company’s leadership in map data, patented routing algorithms and real time update and delivery capabilities has been validated by the most demanding drivers on the road – over 80,000 truckers rely on Maptuit as the partner of choice to commercial fleets, including 4 of the largest fleets in the nation. NaviGo, Maptuit’s full screen text-to-speech and moving map navigation application, leverages the industry’s most accurate and customizable truck specific routing and the most up to date road network, updated daily, to help trucking companies lower operating costs by reducing both out of route miles and accidents. For more information please visit www.maptuit.com.
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