Southeastern Freight Lines Recognized with PeopleNet Ovation Award

LEXINGTON, S.C. (September 25, 2018) – Southeastern Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, received the 2018 PeopleNet Ovation Award in the Data Master category.

Previously known as the Innovator of the Year awards, the in.sight Ovation Awards celebrate PeopleNet customers who are driving innovation in the transportation industry.

Southeastern was recognized within the Data Master category for the innovative approach the company has taken around data and analytics to achieve tangible improvements in their business.

Using telematics data, provided by PeopleNet, Southeastern is able to:

  • improve onboard communications
  • identify failing global positioning system antennas, cellular antenna issues and vehicle battery problems
  • gain miles per gallon efficiencies
  • use fault codes to reduce on-the-road breakdowns by 80 percent

"We could not be more humbled to be recognized by PeopleNet as a Data Master," said Michael Owings, director of corporate planning and development for Southeastern Freight Lines. "Their telematics data not only contributes to reduced maintenance costs for Southeastern, but also reduces freight delays which translates to a positive experience for our customers. We truly value the relationship we have developed with PeopleNet and look forward to upholding the high standards recognized today for many years to come."

About Southeastern Freight Lines

Southeastern Freight Lines, a privately-owned regional less-than-truckload transportation services provider founded in 1950, specializes in next-day service in the Southeast and Southwest and operates 89 service centers in 13 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Southeastern has a network of service partners to ensure transportation services in the remaining 36 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico. Southeastern Freight Lines provides more than 99.35% on-time service in next day lanes. A dedication to service quality and a continuous quality improvement process that began in 1985 has been recognized by more than 400 quality awards received from customers and associations. For more information, please visit and

About PeopleNet

PeopleNet provides solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance and reduce costs. PeopleNet’s network communications, mobility and analytics products are used by more than 2,000 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets throughout North America. PeopleNet was established in 1994 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota, with an office in Ontario, Canada. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company. To learn more about PeopleNet and its products, visit or call (888) 399-7110.

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