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January 21, 2010
EBE ADDS CSA 2010 DASHBOARD AND WORKFLOW TO DRIVER MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
Provides Near Real-Time Visibility and Automated Management of Driver Behavior Throughout Driver Lifecycle
 

EAST MOLINE, IL -- EBE Technologies, the leading provider of document & content management, workflow and business process automation solutions for the transportation industry, announces the addition of a web-based CSA 2010 Dashboard and workflow application to its current driver management solution, SHIPS.  The new application monitors the reported FMCSA information daily, calculates the defined points for the seven BASIC categories, and then populates the results into the carriers’ driver scorecard. Based on the results and the carriers’ safety rules and processes, SHIPS workflows then trigger management alerts for “out of standard” behavior and execute corrective actions such as assigning training, scheduling reviews or other rehabilitation tasks and track these activities through completion. The carrier is offered the option of implementing the solution either at the carrier site or as a Software as a Service remote hosted solution. 

“SHIPS CSA 2010 solution is more than a reporting tool”, said Cindy Nelson, EBE’s VP of Marketing and Business Development. “While giving visibility to the CSA 2010 safety score is important, the true value of this application is the automation of monitoring and assigning corrective actions to ensure compliance. Carriers who maintain a constant pulse on driver behavior and execute immediate consequences are best positioned to mitigate their risk through fewer safety incidents.  By offering the CSA 2010 Dashboard as an Internet based solution, carriers have access to this information 24/7. Because, many carriers prefer to store this highly sensitive data at their location, offering both  hosted and on-site implementation options allow virtually any fleet type, regardless of size, to gain the benefits of this new solution.  The addition of this module to our existing driver management offering demonstrates EBE’s commitment to providing the most current solutions to help carriers manage their operations more efficiently,” adds Nelson. 

Through one scorecard, carriers can maintain and evaluate multiple performance scores for a single driver. Beyond CSA 2010, SHIPS driver management application integrates to carrier dispatch, mobile communications, log audit services and other transportation related systems to  manage and provide a single view to other driver related data including driver qualification files, hours of service, training, fuel consumption, accidents, incidents, on time delivery, and customer satisfaction. This eliminates the need for companies to manually access and retrieve information from multiple systems to evaluate overall driver performance. 

“The hours we spent accessing and compiling information from the numerous websites and systems our company utilizes was enormous. With EBE, the system not only validates and brings  the information together all in one place, but it automatically assigns the corrective actions and monitors the completion of these activities. The benefit of saving countless man hours managing the data and activity is huge, but even more importantly, our confidence level of the quality of our drivers has dramatically improved and that leads to an overall safer fleet”, said John Hazenfield, DistTech’s VP of Information Systems.

SHIPS comprehensive suite of driver management applications addresses the complete driver lifecycle. From creating a paperless, workflow-based recruiting environment and managing driver qualification file compliance to automating the annual safety review process and tracking all aspects of driver performance, the system provides significant cost saving benefits including reduced labor, filing and storage costs and improved driver and customer satisfaction. The configurability of SHIPS workflow software offers carriers’ the advantages of both a third party proven solution and a custom designed system tailored to a carriers’ unique business rules.

About EBE Technologies
Founded in 1973, EBE is the leading provider of integrated document and content management, workflow and business process automation solutions designed specifically for the trucking industry.  The development of EBE's enterprise solution, SHIPS, evolved from EBE's expertise in imaging and transportation specific workflow applications. Utilizing an intelligent database and autoflow technology, SHIPS automates labor intensive operational tasks to deliver improved operational efficiencies, unparalleled customer service and increased profitability.  SHIPS modules include financials, logistics, recruiting, safety and compliance and driver performance. With its integration capabilities, SHIPS accesses information from company dispatch, accounting, mobile communication, log scanning and other transportation related applications.   EBE's blue-chip customer list includes more than 350 leading transportation companies in North America.  Headquartered in East Moline, Illinois, EBE Technologies is a privately held company and has experienced consistent growth and profitability allowing it to reinvest in its people, products and integration partners. For additional information, visit www.ebe-inc.com or call

1-800-447-0612.

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