Utilizing In-truck Printers to Comply with DOT and Client needs

(Lafayette, La.) – In an effort to utilize in-truck computers while complying with Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements, Dupré Logistics is installing printers into their trucks. For a number of years, Dupré has been utilizing onboard computers for direct client input and communication. The need for paperwork DOT compliance and customer requirements prompted the carrier to explore the option.

“Our initial testing phase showed us that onboard printers would be advantageous for both our clients and the need for a bill of lading as required by the DOT,” says Dupré Logistics I.T. Director Stuart Suffern.

Dupré found that there was a need for not only compact and rugged printers, but technology that is compliant with the onboard computer systems. The printers will be used for creating a bill of lading using a print function from their onboard computer, and a delivery receipt for the client personnel at the site. This technology integration will eliminate the need for hand-written paperwork that is not updated interactively at the time of delivery or loading.

“We strive to be power users of technology exploring options that meet the needs of our clients,” says Earnie Seibert, Dupré Logistics Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He continues, “Technology allows open and fast communication while our trucks are on the road.”

Dupré Logistics, LLC is a team of professionals who design and deliver safe, diversified solutions and services for quality-focused clients committed to increasing their competitive advantage. Dupré has more than 1,300 team members and is headquartered in Lafayette, La. For more information, visit www.duprelogistics.com. For forward-thinking about logistics, visit blog.duprelogistics.com.

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