“Even in the current economy we remain a strong company thanks to the added efficiency and capabilities of ProphesySeries Dispatch. A lot of great things are happening for us.”
- Ezra Satter, Founder
Horizon Freight Lines, Inc. was founded in 1937 by Indiana native Ezra Satter. Then a one-man, one-truck operation, it served areas of southern Indiana hauling general commodities and providing household moving services. This once tiny business has since grown to a full service short and long haul transportation company with core business in the transport of automobile assembly line components. The company still loyally serves its local community as well as the Midwest, Southwest, and Southeast United States, with service to Canada and Mexico.
With colleague Nancy Johnson, Satter searched for a new system to handle the daily dispatching and other duties. After reviewing several software products they learned of Prophesy’s DispatchSeries solution through TruckersB2B resources. Satter and Johnson viewed demonstrations from several software providers and were impressed with the level of functionality ProphesySeries Dispatch offered. “The decision to go with ProphesySeries Dispatch was already easy considering the tons of new capabilities it would give us. Couple that with its ease of use and affordability, and I was sure we had a perfect ﬁt.” As an added beneﬁt of Satter’s TruckersB2B membership he would also receive an additional 10 percent rebate on his investment.
“ProphesySeries dispatch software has truly enhanced our productivity,” said Satter. “With the easy to use built-in rating system we are now able to have one person manage the rating while our dispatchers focus on dispatching and customer service. And the once tedious task of locating POD’s is now a breeze with the Document Imaging module.”
After over 70 years in business, Horizon Freight Lines continues its trend of success and growth. It now employs 80 trucks and 110 personnel, and has opened an additional ofﬁce in Laredo, Texas, to better serve its international community. “Even in the current economy we remain a strong company thanks to the added efﬁciency and capabilities of ProphesySeries Dispatch. We are focused on diversifying and have plans to grow outside of automotive in 2009. A lot of great things are happening for us.”Get Instant Access to the Full Case Study