1993 We began using satellite tracking
2011 We converted to McLeod Software operating system
2012 Installed Rand McNally E-logs in 100% of our fleet, In-Cab Scanning and Navigation
2013 We purchased Manhattan Optimization Software to maximize productivity and increase capacity
2014 We ordered our first group of Freightliner Columbia Glider trucks, which have virtually zero down-time, improving our service offering to our partners.
2015 We often refer to 2015 as the Year of Technology at Empire, as we began testing many technologies to help improve our ability to provide safe and timely service to our parters. Some of the technologies include DriveCam Event Recorders, Bose Ride System, Collision Avoidance systems. We also continued with the purchase of Freightliner Columbia Glider trucks.
Today and Beyond We are committed to in investing heavily in the best equipment available, as it benefits both our drivers and shipper partners. Our average truck age is 25 months and trailer age is 60 months. Recognizing the benefit of many of the technologies tested in 2015, 100% of our tractors are now equipped with Drive Cam Event Recorders in 2016 and we are continuing to offer the Bose Ride System to all drivers that sign up,