Heyl Truck Lines Adds Fleet Navigation Tool

May 13, 2009
Akron, IA-based Heyl Truck Lines added color displays and spoken turn-by-turn navigation capabilities to its fleet.

“Safe operations, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction are our company’s hallmarks,” said Alan Heyl, CEO, Heyl Truck Lines. “MobileMax by XATA helps us live up to these tenets that we base our business upon,” Heyl points out./p>

Based in Akron, IA, Heyl operates a fleet of 300 satellite-equipped tractors hauling freight across the United States and Canada. The carrier has terminals in Sioux Falls, SD; Zephyrhills, FL; and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Most Heyl fleet drivers operate “pro-sleeper” or “condo cab” Freightliner, Volvo, and International tractors, says the company. The tractors are satellite equipped with the Geologic Solutions Communication System.

XATA Navigation, powered by ALK CoPilot Truck, in its trucks enabled with new TREQ color display units (CDUs) The system provides Heyl drivers with spoken, turn-by-turn directions, as well as with way points for fuel stops. Leveraging the TREQ CDU will also enable spoken messages to drivers, allowing them to keep their eyes on the road for increased safety. Additionally, if a driver misses a turn, XATA Navigation will immediately re-route them, without the need to download new instructions from a server.


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