Border States Electric Chooses Velociti

RIVERSIDE, MO (PRWEB) — Velociti Inc., a global provider of technology deployment services, 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.”

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