As we approach the company’s 90th anniversary, Hermann Services has clearly come a long way from delivering watermelons from the back of a 1921 Ford Model T truck to the 2016 Freightliners that we drive today. I am proud to say that our 4th generation family-owned and operated transportation, warehousing, leasing and logistics firm is firing on all cylinders.
The last couple of years have been a period of large scale technology upgrades including:
Fleet installations of Omnitracs Electronic Onboard Devices (EOD) for improved on-road efficiencies spearheaded by Erin Van Heusen.
Full scale warehouse lighting upgrade under the direction of John Capra for improved safety and energy savings.
The acquisition of new Freightliner Evolution model tractors.
The acquisition of new trailers equipped with Skybitz satellite tracking which provides in-transit visibility and tracking of trailers for improved dispatch, logistics, and monitoring of cargo.
Company-wide computer network and software upgrades in partnership with Dynamic Strategies, our new IT infrastructure support team.
New Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting system that allows managers to monitor and analyze financial metrics across all departments and revenue streams in a single interface, which will improve corporate guidance.
We have also streamlined operations through the consolidation of accounting, logistics, and operations offices into a common space to facilitate faster communications among the whole team. These strategic moves have not only resulted in achieving efficiencies of scale across the company, but also in boosting overall employee morale. I look around Hermann Services and see everyone taking great pride in being part of the Hermann family and playing an important role in providing our clients with the best-in-class customer service.
Finally, I would like to announce an umbrella initiative surrounding our many philanthropic activities: Hermann Cares. As you all know Hermann Services holds several local and national causes dear to our heart. Terri Hermann will be administering the Hermann Cares program and working with charitable firms to streamline our fundraising and donation efforts.
Many thanks to all of our clients, employees, and vendors for helping Hermann Services grow and contribute to our community.
New to the Fleet: Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Trucks Equipped with Omnitrac EODs