June 5, 2006 Mary Lou Roberts
“Modern technology is no longer optional in the trucking industry today,” according to Prime, an OS/400-based trucking company based in Springfield, Missouri. Anyone observing the high stakes and competitive nature of that industry would have to agree. A trucking company wouldn’t be successful for long without reliable, accurate, and real-time information communicated across a wide geographic area with moving targets (the trucks), and on-the-mark, 24×7 customer service. This takes a lot of information technology, obviously.
Some people, especially those not in the know about the OS/400 platform, might be surprised to learn that the core systems that collect and