WINNIPEG, May 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The 2013 - 2014 Winter saw commercial
fleet search activity set record levels month after month as drivers
and equipment succumbed to record breaking everything. Record snow,
cold, storms…, it was a winter to take seriously.
Demand for the vendor location and management services provided by
TruckDown.com were also put to the test. "Our system easily dealt with
a surge in demand that exceeded anything we had ever experienced in our
17 year history", said Peter Gordon, Vice-President, IT. "We typically
over-build our IT infrastructure and this winter it really paid off for
the fleets that depend on us."
Nasty winter or not, TruckDown also expanded its service. As of January
26th, 2014 fleet users benefitted from enhanced vendor ratings that
automatically build a fleet's preferred vendor network. Repair order
tracking was also added as a convenient way for fleets to keep track of
what a vendor quoted compared to actual costs. For large fleets and
software developers an API solution was added to allow authorized
companies to integrate the full functionality of TruckDown within their
internal dispatch and maintenance systems.
Repair, Towing and related transportation industry vendors were provided
with new tools including a report which tracks the estimated number of
calls a vendor receives each month in response to their presence in the
TruckDown network. Vendors can also manage their listings on line or
reach out to TruckDown staff for assistance as needed. The same is
true for fleet users that need assistance.
About TruckDown: Founded in 1997, TruckDown Info International Inc., is a vendor-content
provider furnishing service to a range of web-enabled communications
devices and hand-held GPS devices. Revenues stem from vendor listings
and data licensing, allowing the Winnipeg-based technology firm to
provide services at no charge to commercial fleets and individuals.
SOURCE: TruckDown Info International, Inc.
For further information:
To access the service or obtain more information please visit www.truckdown.com.