Press Release - Border States Electric Chooses Velociti
Border States Electric Chooses Velociti
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release - Border States Electric Chooses Velociti
Border States Electric Chooses Velociti
Rapid deployment of JJ Keller E-Log System and DriveCam is allowing the
electrical distributor to minimize downtime and meet internal training needs
Riverside, Mo. – March 3, 2015 – Velociti Inc., a global provider of technology
deployment services, today announced Border States Electric (BSE) has chosen
the company to implement a flexible electronic logging solution involving multiple
devices in 330 vehicles of varying types across 80 locations. Additionally,
Velociti is scheduling training on the new systems simultaneously with
installations to maximize productivity and user acceptance.
“Velociti is providing Border States Electric with a comprehensive deployment
solution that includes project management, scheduling concurrent installations
and training, inventory management, installation services, and real-time testing
and verification,” said Mark Lester, BSE Corporate Operations. “The people at
Velociti are true professionals that provide quality workmanship, are extremely
thorough and efficient. When the need for contracted installation arose, Velociti
really came through.”
Border States Electric, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, supplies products
and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent
employee-owned company, with more than 1,900 employees and 80 branches in
16 states, is the eighth largest electrical distributor in the U.S. as ranked by
Electrical Wholesaling magazine.
BSE’s needs included deploying the JJ Keller E-Log System powered by
Encompass and DriveCam powered by Lytx for Driver safety technology
throughout its fleet to comply with the impending FMCSA e-log mandate and
driver safety recommendations. Additionally, the company wanted to schedule
training on the new systems simultaneously with installations.
Velociti began by pilot testing mounting options to ensure the correct solution
was in place for the company’s variety of vehicle types, including International
and Kenworth tractors, Ford and GMC pick-ups, and Dodge vans. The company
then developed a comprehensive deployment solution that included project and
inventory management, installations and training, and testing and verification.
Velociti’s technicians, trained on a wide range of technology solutions, are
installing the DriveCam units simultaneously with the JJ Keller E-Log system,
which consists of the ELD, the JJ Keller Compliance Tablet and a fixed mount.
The team completed the first 106 vehicles and conducted training across 21 sites
in only two months. Installation and training for the remaining 224 units at 59
additional sites is currently underway and will be concluded in 2015.
“Our ability to provide a rapid deployment solution along with flexible scheduling
is allowing Border States Electric to implement an electronic logging solution for
the variety of vehicle types in its operation, and meet its internal training needs,”
said Deryk Powell, president of Velociti. “Proper planning is essential to the
success of any deployment solution, and it’s a tremendous benefit to our clients
when they allow us to jump in and figure out the best solution, up front, to
achieve their desired results. BSE understood that and gave us the flexibility we
needed to implement the right plan for them. ”
About Velociti Inc.
Velociti is a global provider of technology deployment services, specializing in the
installation & service of a broad range of transportation and networking
technology products. Velociti’s experience allows enterprise level technology
consumers to maximize ROI as a result of leveraging expert, rapid deployment.
Velociti clients include many Fortune 500 companies from a wide variety of
market segments including transportation, retail, distribution, manufacturing,
healthcare, government, education, food service and public venues. For more
information visit www.velociti.com or call toll free (855)-233-7210.
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