MERX Global, | June 23, 2022
MERX Global, a Chicago based transportation company that provides comprehensive transportation solutions to customers throughout the United States, and E-SMART, a leading ADAS/ISA provider, announced today a new partnership to bring E-SMART technology to MERX Global's fleet of more than 250 trucks. E-SMART's active, real time speed control decreases speeding events by more than 90%.
"Safety has been our number one priority from day one of operation. Utilizing the latest technology that helps our drivers and motorists be safe on the road is key. When we implemented E-SMART, we saw an immediate reduction in the number of speeding events. Less speeding events meant safer drivers, less accidents and better safety scores for the company."
-Pavel Peneff, Vice-President at MERX Global.
E-SMART uses advanced positioning technology to determine vehicle location to actively manage its maximum allowed speed. E-SMART also leverages this technology for low bridge collision avoidance, active geofencing and remote vehicle immobilization. Leading fleets currently using the E-SMART technology report a significant decrease in speed-related accidents, infringements, and a significantly improved CSA scores.
"MERX Global was an early adoptor of E-SMART technology and is now deploying the technology to the full fleet. Initially, Volvo introduced the tech to the Peneff brothers who got very involved in the evaluation of the technology and its efficient deployment. This is a great partnership.''
-Mathieu Boivin, CEO at E-SMART.
Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, IL, Merx Global is a growing asset-based transportation company that provides comprehensive transportation solutions to customers throughout the United States. Our services include full truckload, hazmat, and drop trailer with a dedicated private fleet. We invest substantial resources into our fleet operations, including state of the art tractors, GPS-equipped trailer tracking capabilities, our own fleet maintenance facility, and a secured lot for storage.
E-SMART develops and manufactures innovative ADAS solutions that increase the safety of fleet vehicles. Located in Indianapolis, IN, E-SMART helps set new safety standards with Intelligent Speed Adaptation. This solution determines vehicle location in real time to actively manage the maximum speed the vehicle can attain in the respective posted speed zone. Along with its other safety features, namely, Low Bridge Collision Prevention, Active Geofencing, Remote Vehicle Immobilization, and Telematics Integration, E-SMART leads the way in reducing the number of collisions on our roadways. For more information, please visit: http://www.esmartcontrol.com.
E2open | June 03, 2022
Landmark Group, a multinational retail and hospitality conglomerate, has chosen E2open to improve competitive advantage for its retail division, according to E2open Parent Holdings, Inc., a leading network-based provider of a cloud-based, mission-critical, end-to-end supply chain management platform. Landmark Group will use E2open to modernize its supply chain processes, from procurement to transportation planning execution and trade compliance management.
Landmark Group's retail arm hopes to reduce transportation costs and improve efficiency by using E2open's network, data, and applications. It also hopes to improve visibility and supplier collaboration to monitor the quality of procured commodities, reduce customs delays, and automate and digitize previously manual processes.
“The need for more resilient and agile supply chain operations has never been more important, as revealed by unprecedented disruptions the past few years. Top brands across the world recognize that technology and connected supply chains are the way forward to create and optimize efficiency while satisfying their customers’ needs.”
-Michael Farlekas, chief executive officer of E2open
Michael further added, This is exactly the task Landmark Group is entrusting to E2open - to modernize its supply chain operations with visibility and collaboration to deliver value for a diverse range of customers. We are delighted to welcome Landmark Group as an E2open client.
The Landmark Group, which was founded in 1973, has pioneered major domestic brands that are market leaders in their sectors across the Middle East, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. With 6,000 personnel, 1,000 trucks, and 35 warehouses, the Group's comprehensive supply chain infrastructure comprises a full-fledged logistics and distribution business to support its retail activities. The high-volume retailer has a warehouse with over 8 million square feet of space, including one of Dubai's largest privately operated logistics and distribution centers.
Descartes Systems Group | August 04, 2022
Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq: DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics service providers, is using Descartes MacroPoint™ to expand the options carriers can use to connect with the company’s technology.
“We’re pleased to be able to help carriers in C.H. Robinson’s North American freight network deliver important information on their shipments, Supply chains today are extremely fast-paced and fluid, and the ability to access timely insights into the precise movement of goods is critical for logistics service providers and shippers alike.”
-Dan Cicerchi, General Manager, Transportation Management at Descartes.
C.H. Robinson offers carriers digital connectivity through its Navisphere Carrier website and app, direct integrations with carriers’ own technology and API integration with third-party tools such as the most popular ELDs. For carriers that use Descartes MacroPoint to provide status updates on the freight they’re hauling, C.H. Robinson has extended its agreement with Descartes so that carriers can seamlessly continue to transmit updates via their preferred tool.
Descartes MacroPoint is a cloud-based multimodal visibility platform designed to help manufacturers, retailers, distributors and logistics services providers gain better control of freight movement through real-time location, status, and estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) data on their shipments. The platform connects road, air and ocean carriers via telematics/electronic logging devices, transportation management systems, a mobile driver application, APIs and the Descartes Global Logistics Network™, the world’s largest multimodal messaging network. Using Descartes MacroPoint, logistics service providers and shippers can improve customer service, increase distribution efficiency, better collaborate with customers, suppliers and carriers, and minimize the impact of disruptions and late delivery penalties.
About C.H. Robinson
C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. With $28 billion in freight under management and 20 million shipments annually, we are one of the world’s largest logistics platforms. Our global suite of services accelerates trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world’s economy. With the combination of our multimodal transportation management system and expertise, we use our information advantage to deliver smarter solutions for our nearly 100,000 customers and our 85,000 contract carriers. Our technology is built by and for supply chain experts to bring faster, more meaningful improvements to our customers’ businesses. As a responsible global citizen, we are also proud to contribute millions of dollars to support causes that matter to our company, our Foundation and our employees. For more information, visit www.chrobinson.com.
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.