Centurion Auto Logistics is expanding its fleet with the purchase of 23 new tractor-trailer units and the addition of technology to help drivers manage information about vehicle deliveries.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company hauls vehicles to dealers and to and from ports in the southeastern United States, and currently operates a fleet of 227 trucks, according to registration data on file with the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The company said it is spending a total of $6.8 million to buy the new trucks and to equip drivers with a custom auto hauler workflow app.
The trucks are the first in the fleet to come equipped with collision-avoidance systems and side-facing cameras on head racks to give drivers a complete 360-degree view of the load.
The new driver app, developed in cooperation with telematics provider PeopleNet, will allow drivers to scan vehicles as they are loaded and provide automatic proof of delivery for shippers.
“Before the auto hauler app, customers would have to wait 24 hours before they knew when the vehicle had shipped,” said Claudia Land, training and compliance manager for Centurion, in a statement on Oct. 3, “so this helps the supply chain move faster.”