Arsenault Associates and McLeod Software announce Partnership
Burlington, N.J. – (March 1, 2013) — Arsenault Associates, the industry-leading provider of fleet maintenance management software and solutions, and McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, today announced the integration of Arsenault’s Dossier maintenance management software with McLeod’s LoadMaster Enterprise trucking dispatch operations management system. The integration will provide bi-directional information flow in both the business and maintenance dimensions and deliver significant value for joint customers.
Customers using both products will have relevant data updated between the two systems in near real-time, eliminating the need for manual and error-prone duplicate data entry. Customers and Vendors defined in LoadMaster will automatically be created and updated in Dossier, as will and fuel tickets and meter readings. In addition, mobile communications messages entered in LoadMaster will be passed on to Dossier as potential maintenance work items, called Work Pending in Dossier.
Likewise, Dossier will alert LoadMaster of any units where Preventive Maintenance is due or overdue, a key input to dispatch. Also, any unit with an open maintenance repair order in Dossier can be flagged as unavailable for dispatch. Maintenance cost data can also be sent to LoadMaster.
“There are many touch points between maintenance and operations,” said Bob Hausler, Arsenault VP of marketing and technology. “Integrating these two leading products will allow our mutual customers to streamline workflows, have better status data, and capture their complete maintenance costs for billing and analysis. Another benefit of this interface is that it is implemented in a modular fashion, allowing users to begin with the exchange of the most critical information, and add other elements later if they choose. For example, all preventive maintenance is driven by the unit’s meter (distance run or time), so getting the meter readings from LoadMaster to Dossier is something we believe all users will employ. Likewise, the ability for dispatch to know if a unit is currently in the shop or is due for maintenance is key. Customers can begin by using these basic functions, then turn on the accounting functions later, or they can implement everything at once.”
Hausler added, “This integration will be available as an option in Dossier version 6.3, scheduled for release in 2Q 2013.”
“I am extremely pleased that we are partnering with McLeod Software; they are a great company and a strong, respected leader in the industry. This integration provides an exciting value-add for our growing mutual base of trucking industry customers. We are confident that this integration will dramatically increase Dossier’s adoption rate in the trucking vertical,” said Jack Boetefuer, CEO of Arsenault Associates.
“We continuously strive to offer our customers more choices and good integration solutions for the best complimentary software products in our industry. We believe the Dossier product will be an attractive option for many McLeod Software LoadMaster Enterprise customers,” said Tom McLeod, CEO and founder of McLeod Software.
About Arsenault Associates
Arsenault supports green, fuel-efficient fleets and equipment. Its Dossier software serves a growing customer base of more than 4,000 fleets that operate over 600,000 pieces of equipment. Customers include large Fortune 100 corporate fleets, as well as mid and small size fleets in a wide variety of industries like trucking, concrete, construction, food, beverage, education, marine, government agencies, and more. Dossier manages a variety of vehicles including tractors, trailers, trucks, buses, and autos, plus construction and material handling equipment. Arsenault has provided maintenance management expertise to fleets of all sizes since 1979. For more information, visit www.arsenault.com.
About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation, brokerage and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies in all areas while reducing costs. McLeod Software’s integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the McLeod FMS product line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves truckload and LTL carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers throughout North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.