Leveraging the cloud to fuel innovation

Business Benefit
PeopleNet’s customers achieve higher profit margins with secure online control of communications and carrier fleet management functions like remote diagnostics, online mapping, and comparative KPI reporting in real time.

Why Object Partners
OPI’s work fostering new technologies laid the groundwork for PeopleNet to successfully implement a cloud services solution so they could fulfill a key customer order. When the project neared completion, OPI–as a true partner–helped them build their own internal development staff to ensure continued project success.

Overview
PeopleNet is a Minnetonka-based telematics and fleet mobility provider that is now the second-largest fleet management system in the country. Object Partners has delivered custom development solutions for this fast-growing company since 2009. From creating apps for devices used in trucks to improving PeopleNet’s carrier fleet management offering by moving them to the Cloud, Object Partners has been a trusted partner.

Challenge
The trucking industry has become more competitive with already slim profit margins exacerbated by federal safety regulations and a driver shortage. In response, PeopleNet aggressively updates its product offerings for customers so they can improve their fleet efficiency and vehicle uptime.

Solution
When PeopleNet became the exclusive telematics provider for Kenworth’s remote diagnostics system for all Kenworth Class 8 trucks powered by PACCAR MX-13 engines, OPI delivered a cloud services solution. Working with PeopleNet’s team, OPI lead the technical design and implementation of a cloud and on-premises technical solution, leveraging a distributed microservice architecture using primarily Spring Boot and hosted on AWS. By employing high-availability technologies such as Apache Kafka and Cassandra, OPI created a resilient and distributed application platform.

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