“ProphesySeries Dispatch has been a worthwhile investment and has been the perfect ﬁt for IkeTransportation. We look forward to learning more about other Prophesy products in the future.”
- Page Rutledge. Co-Owner
Ike Transportation, located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was founded in 1996 by Steve Rutledge and wife Page Rutledge accompanied by their business partner Steve Jones. At the company’s founding, Ike Transportation’s day to day business was carried out by the three dedicated co-owners. Steve,Page and Steve took care of every part of the business, from hauling loads with only two trucks, to dispatching and bookkeeping. Fast forward 15 years to 2011; Ike Transportation primarily hauls steel to the South West region of the UnitedStates and is now comprised of 64 full time employees, three part time employees and 52 trucks.
Previous to exploring dispatching solutions, Ike Transportation used a combination of methods including dispatching over cell phones in addition to paper and pen as well as bookkeeping with QuickBooks. As the company began to expand, the staff realized that the company was quickly outgrowing its old techniques. In 2002, Ike Transportation started the search for a solution with the ability to powerfully handle their dispatching needs.
In April of 2002, Ike Transportation participated in two demonstrations of the ProphesySeries Dispatch trucking software solution with Prophesy National Sales Manager Kevin Pasternack. Shortly after the demonstrations, the IkeTransportation founders made the decision to purchase a six-user version of the system with QuickBooks and mobile communications interfaces. Since then, Ike Transportation has expanded to a 10-user version and has added fuel tax reporting, commercial mileage and routing, driver log auditing and driver management modules to the system. The Ike Transportation staff also use Prophesy’s Qualcomm Interface and Document Imaging module on a daily basis.“We love the Document Imaging module. It keeps our business organized and running smoothly. Document Imaging is a great tool to use every day.” Page stated.
Moving forward, Page hopes that Ike Transportation is able to grow in business, but most importantly, continue the success that the company has experienced since its founding. Regarding the Prophesy solution, Page would like to expand Ike Transportation’s use of the software and take advantage of more system features. “ProphesySeries Dispatch has been a worthwhile investment and has been the perfect ﬁ t for IkeTransportation. We look forward to learning more about other Prophesy products in the future,” said Page.Get Instant Access to the Full Case Study