LeSaint Logistics Adds Electronic Tracking and Logs To Fleet
CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeSaint Logistics, a nationally recognized provider of warehousing, inventory control, transportation management and technology solutions, has added electronic tracking and logs to its fleet. The company completed its implementation of the J. J. Keller's Encompass® online tool to the company's entire fleet as of Oct. 22 to manage and improve all phases of its driver and vehicle compliance and performance.
With an Internet-based dashboard, this technology delivers a real-time view of LeSaint's critical fleet information, according to Bill Lansaw, LeSaint's vice president of transportation. The electronic on-board recorder automates E-Logs, electronic DVIRs, and additional in-cab performance reporting.
"Incorporating this new technology into our fleet operations enables LeSaint to let our customers know exactly where their shipments are and estimated times of arrival within any given time period," said Lansaw. "We also can locate our drivers and reroute them if required by our customers." Lansaw cites one example of a customer in Cincinnati who has the need to know where his drivers are to help in scheduling production, which enables him to allocate manpower to either load or unload the equipment to eliminate production slowdowns. In essence, this new tool provides complete visibility of LeSaint's fleet by adding increased flexibility and reliability to enhance its customers' experience as well as increased productivity.
There are benefits to LeSaint operations as well. The technology produces a DOT-compliant electronic log that can alert the company to any driver habits of concern, such as hard-braking, evasive maneuvers, or speeding. It also can locate a driver at any time, which already has led to a production increase with less down time and out of route delays. In addition, LeSaint already has been able to realize a 2 percent savings in fuel efficiency, and will generate other cost reductions as the technology records all out-of-state miles driven by state, fuel used, and all DOT compliance issues.
About LeSaint Logistics
LeSaint Logistics is a nationally recognized provider of warehousing, inventory control, transportation and technology solutions that streamline and maximize their customers' supply chain efficiencies. In transportation, LeSaint provides end-to-end management, brokerage, and asset-based solutions that ultimately leverage the company's multimodal knowledge, flexibility, and service performance levels for its customers. For more information, visit www.LeSaint.com.
Contact: Jodi Cape, Marketing Manager, LeSaint Logistics