SKOKIE, IL – After a year-long study of mobile fleet management systems, G.D.S. Express, Inc. (GDS) is installing Rand McNally’s TND 760 in its company trucks, Rand McNally announced. GDS, which operates more than 120 trucks, is a full-service, truckload carrier based in Akron, Ohio, focused on the retail goods and apparel industries.
GDS chose the Rand McNally solution based on the TND 760’s expansive feature set, ease of use, and affordability. The carrier also noted that drivers have been very receptive to the devices, particularly the Rand McNally navigation.
In addition to the TND 760, GDS also selected Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute software for the company’s routing and mileage transactions. Both the TND 760 in-cab units and the back-office IntelliRoute software integrate with GDS’s existing transportation management system, McLeod LoadMaster software. The use of Rand McNally products throughout GDS’ planning system ensures matching and more accurate routing and mileage calculations.
GDS has rolled out the TND 760 devices more rapidly than originally planned. Beyond their company trucks and drivers, the carrier also is finding strong interest in the system from its owner-operator drivers.
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