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VAI partners with Forward Thinking to enhance its tracking solution

Published: 17 November 2016

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VAI announced a partnership with Forward Thinking. The integration of Forward Thinking’s GPS-enabled solution will help VAI S2K Enterprise customers track their vehicle and driver activity in real-time from when a product is picked up to when it is delivered.

Forward Thinking’s full suite of transportation services is currently available to VAI customers, which include a GPS-enabled smart breadcrumb trail, driver performance and behavior grading and driver activity alerts. The company’s smart breadcrumb trail allows customers to see where drivers are located, which removes much of the uncertainty surrounding product tracking. By measuring and grading drivers’ performance and behavior, customers can reward those with optimal driving patterns and those who drive safely. Additionally, through activity alerts via email or SMS, Forward Thinking’s solutions notify customers if a vehicle requires maintenance, if its registration has expired or if drivers make scheduled stops, among other activities.

“Like VAI, we’re committed to ensuring our customers receive maximum return on investment,” said Matthew Malek, Forward Thinking’s executive vice president of sales. “Integrating our software with the VAI S2K suite will help customers gather the information they need to gain complete end-to-end visibility into their supply chain, while also improving productivity and efficiency. Our proprietary algorithms pull the analytics customers care about in real-time, which helps ensure they never miss a beat.”

“VAI is thrilled to offer Forward Thinking’s industry leading asset tracking solution to our customers,” said Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales at VAI. “When we reviewed the company’s capabilities, we knew our customers would recognize the bottom-line synergies that this partnership will provide, and after inviting Forward Thinking to demonstrate its software at the 2016 VAI User Conference, we received the positive feedback we expected. Anyone with their own fleet of trucks can benefit from Forward Thinking’s GPS tracking solution alongside their S2K Enterprise suite.”

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