CMI Ag Ltd.
As the NH3 coordinator at CMI Ag Ltd. using Tattle Systems on our whole NH3 fleet sure has made things a lot easier for dispatching. Now I can monitor all of our nurse tanks and trucks at all times and have a truck there in a timely manner. Having the colour coded tank percentages allows me to have a truck on his way before the producer runs out of product. Having the GPS on each unit is very helpful for giving directions or helping a driver when he is new to the area. Customer service is awesome whenever I have a question I call and they have the answers.
Horizon Fertilizers knows when and where their customers are and that they need to be filled in a timely and efficient manner. Tattle Systems saves time, fuel, wages and additional phone calls. A tool that helps Horizon and my customers be more efficient in our operations.
Nutrien Ag Solutions
As a logistics coordinator for the company I work for, I just had to let you know that since we purchased the North Star Systems GPS Tattles, it has made my job so much easier and also improved customer relations. This system took all the guess work out of my job and I can now tell our customers, with confidence, when their product will be delivered. I don't know how I did my job before the GPS Tattle System, but I can tell you, I definitely don't want to go back. Thank you!
Lynette Hayworth, Operations Support
We use North Star Systems Tank Tattle to track our bullets and nurse wagons ammonia levels and true time movements. The web site is easy to navigate and read. The colour coded tank percentages give us a quick reference point for all our tanks, which helps us to determine ahead of time which tanks need a fill. Being able to read the speed and location also helps us know which customer may need an upcoming fill and allows us to coordinate the next fill run. This helps us and our customer save considerable cell phone time trying to figure out when a fill is needed and where. The Tank Tattle is a definite asset to our operation.
Steve Allen, General Manager
Nutrien Ag Solutions
North Star Systems Tank/Truck Tattles (GPS) Anhydrous Ammonia Tank and Semi Truck tracking can gather and present a great deal of information about customer habits and usage of our tanks, also our driver habits and behaviors. This information can include details on the tank/vehicle’s speed, location, start and stop times. We can use information to find out if they have moved and not let us know that they have, saves time running around looking for our tanks to fill, we are not traveling to our tanks until they need a fill as the Tattle gives us % in our tanks green color on our computer is above 50% - 85% full, yellow color is 25% - 50% and red color is empty to 25% which gives you about 1 hour to get there to refill tank, saves time and fuel when filling tanks that are in red only. With the new cell phone laws do not have to be on the phone steady with drivers to find out where they are at or how long it will take them to get to where you want them to be. Logistics can use GPS systems to give directions to the drivers for the most direct and timely routes to their destinations. All routes, location, speed, % information is captured automatically without the need for manual entry and can be reviewed on computer whenever necessary.
Grant Russell, Branch Manager
Rack Petroleum Ltd.
When I spoke with this company, I was of the impression this sounds really good, …..if it works! But I’m Scottish and hate spending money on things that don’t pan out the way it is supposed too. But I’m always looking to save costs, so I tried it. This equipment will be going in our entire fleet. We started with just the Anhydrous Ammonia side of our operation. This has saved us having an extra truck and trailer on the road running around filling in the gaps. The timing and pression you have knowing when your customers need a fill of product before they do is amazing. I would get a call previously from a customer saying I need a fill in an hour, and it would be a scramble to get a truck to them on time. Now they don’t even call, after a while of saying to them “thank you for the call our truck is already on route and will be there before you empty out” has given our customers peace of mind, as well as that our service is second to none and there is no waiting. Time is everything to the Farmer in season. Knowing where every piece of equipment is at any given time day or night is crucial to our operations. My product levels are never again going to get to the point of panic, because we didn’t have an accurate reading of product in our storage vessels. These guys work with you it is really nice to pick up the phone and know they are right there locally to help, everything I have asked for to help stream line what I need day to day has been achieved and they solve every question or concern I have immediately. Our operational needs may be different to that of there other customers but the team at North Star treat our company like we are their only customer. That’s how fantastic their service is. You don’t have to be Scottish to want to save costs, just smart, Use North Star you wont regret it, I didn’t !