Transtar Transportation, Inc. Recovers $120,000 in Assets with NexTraq® Fleet Tracking

Tire transportation company locates stolen goods while improving fleet efficiency and validating employee hours.

CHALLENGE

Transtar Transportation, Inc. has been in the tire transportation industry for nearly 10 years. With employees delivering Hankook tires across the western region of the United States, management needed a way to accurately monitor and track deliveries without having to call their drivers for updates.

SOLUTION

  • NexTraq® Vehicle Tracking
  • NexTraq® Asset Tracking

RESULT

  • Recovered $120,000 worth of stolen assets
  • Improved fleet efficiency
  • Validated employee hours

Challenge

Transtar Transportation, Inc. has been in the tire distribution industry for nearly 10 years. With employees delivering Hankook tires across the western region of the United States, management needed a way to accurately monitor and track deliveries without having to call their drivers for updates.

Solution

After looking at several fleet tracking providers, Transtar Transportation chose the NexTraq® Fleet Tracking solution due to affordability and value. “NexTraq had the best price and most profitable solution for our business,” said Richard Sanchez,Operations Manager for Transtar Transportation.

The company was also impressed with the implementation and training process. “Implementation was very simple. Our units were installed in a timely manner and we have yet to experience any problems,” said Sanchez. “Learning how to use the system has also been very easy. New employees can log on and guide themselves through the training process.”

Results

Since implementing the NexTraq Fleet Tracking solution, Transtar Transportation has been able to improve overall fleet efficiency. Sanchez said, “I no longer have to call my drivers for updates. I can just pull up the screen to find out where they have been and where they are going.”

The ability to monitor truck activity has also helped the company to validate employee hours and improve accountability. “I can see who’s late and who’s on time. If somebody says they are on their way home, I can see if they are telling the truth. The system doesn’t lie,” said Sanchez.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of all was one that was unexpected. TranstarTransportation was able to recover $120,000 worth of stolen tires using NexTraq’s fleet management solution. “On a Friday, we picked up a load of tires that was supposed to be delivered on Monday. That Monday morning, one of our drivers reported that somebody had been in the truck and the tires were gone,” said Sanchez.

After being notified of the incident, Jay Shin, Owner of Transtar Transportation, immediately pulled up the NexTraqplatform. Reviewing the truck’s activity, Shin noticed that it had been used after his driver reportedly parked it in the yard, and was driven 15 miles to an unauthorized location.

Sanchez had all of the GPS data sent to his phone via email and contacted the police. “When the police came, I opened my email to a picture of Google Maps with all of the red and blue markers showing where the vehicle had started and stopped.”

Using the information from the NexTraqsystem, the police were able to locate the facility where they found a partial load of the stolen tires. After interrogating seven people, they found the rest of the tires the following day. “We were fully recovered with all 1,112 pieces,” said Sanchez. “Without the fleet tracking system, I would have been up in arms.”

Transtar Transportation now recognizes the safety and security benefits that fleet tracking technology provides. Sanchez concludes, “We have complete peace of mind knowing where our assets and employees are at all times.”

About Transtar Transportation, Inc.:

Transtar Transportation, Inc. has been in the tire transportation industry for nearly 10 years. With employees delivering Hankook tires across the western region of the United States, management needed a way to accurately monitor and track deliveries without having to call their drivers for updates.

“We have complete peace of mind knowing where our assets and employees are at all times.”

Richard Sanchez
Operations Manager
Transtar Transportation, Inc.