Transportation Leader to Implement Blackline Solution
December 20, 2011
North American Transportation Leader Plycon to Implement Blackline Logistics and Customer Service Solution
CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Dec. 20, 2011) – Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) (“Blackline”) and Plycon Transportation Group (“Plycon”) are pleased to announce the selection of Progress™ for deployment in Plycon trucks company-wide.
With 150 trucks and 11 locations across the United States, Plycon recognized Progress to be an added value to their growing customer base. The company, which consistently ranks among America’s best transporters of fine furniture and automobiles worldwide, successfully piloted the proprietary web hosted solution, by Blackline. Progress was created to address company logistical needs that would simultaneously produce unique benefits for customers who would be able to use this powerful technology to view their own shipment in real time. Plycon found the results of Progress a distinctive advantage when compared to traditional GPS systems.
Dean Pliaconis, President of Plycon Transportation Group said, “Our goal is to grow our business by servicing the needs of our customers and simplifying complicated tasks. By allowing our customers to receive real time information through the Progress system, we feel that will provide a meaningful benefit, whether you’re moving your household or your prized automobile.”
A proprietary software service, Progress produces a geographic tracking number that is automatically emailed to a customer when they complete the booking of a shipment with Plycon. The unique tracking number provides a customer with online access to a map of their shipment’s location for the duration of transportation.
About Plycon Transportation Group: Founded in 1982 Plycon has grown to include 150 trucks and 11 locations coast to coast. Plycon is considered the premiere blanket wrap carrier in the furniture industry specializing in high-end furniture, antiques and provides complete logistic solutions for the fine furniture industry.
As a leading logistics partner in the transportation industry, the company has grown by custom tailoring its services to customer needs and helping to simplify complicated tasks.
About Blackline: Headquartered in Calgary, Canada, Blackline is an industrial safety and commercial product manufacturer. The company solutions address work environments focused on employee safety, while also offering connected hardware to improve security and communicate logistical information of company assets. The industrial business aims to supply growing global legislated and regulated markets, with service plans that provide functionality based on product hardware. The Company maintains a suite of products and services which service the consumer and retail environment. Blackline’s technology, dedication and vision combine to create an ever-growing suite of tools designed to Protect. Share. Connect.®
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