A global leader in transportation & logistics
Together with our fellow Trimble Transportation organizations, we’re actively building a system that’s connected in every way. Trucks, freight, assets, drivers—all communicating with real-time decisions driven by data. To achieve this vision, we combined the strengths of PeopleNet and Trimble, officially adopting the Trimble brand in 2018.
We’re inspired by what’s possible—embracing the dynamic changes happening in our industry and challenging ourselves to create a more innovative product ecosystem for our customers around the world.
Unified by a common vision—to connect every facet of transportation through mobility—we are Trimble. We invite you on this journey. To work collaboratively, forge new roads, and make the world safer, greener, better.
2,000+ customers worldwide
Founded in 1994
58.4% average safety and compliance improvement per customer
$5,000 average savings per truck
Our values drive everything we do
We always challenge the status quo.
We solve problems creatively.
We embrace change and new technologies.
We continually invest in R&D.
General Manager, Trimble Transportation
Fansler currently serves as general manager of the Transportation sector. He joined the company in 2009 as the founder of Vusion, a compliance and analytics provider and most recently served as president of Trimble’s Transportation Mobility division (formerly PeopleNet). Prior to joining Trimble, he was co-founder and managing partner at Inter-Tax, Inc., the largest North American fuel tax provider at the time. Fansler is active in several industry organizations, currently serving on the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Research Advisory Committee and served on the Board of Directors for the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) and is a Past Membership Chair. He received his BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.
Divisional Vice President, Finance
Aristides joined Trimble in 2015 as Vice President of Finance with over 25 years managing financial divisions for major corporations. Prior to Trimble, Aristides was the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for SAFE Boats International where he played a key role in developing and executing in new markets including South America and Asia Pacific. Aristides is a high-impact, transformational leader with success leading global organizations, profitably growing businesses, increasing enterprise value, and driving operational excellence.
Senior Vice President/General Manager, OEM/Channels
Jackson is a transportation technology professional with over 35 years of senior management experience in sales, operations, customer service, product and business development, and marketing. Before joining PeopleNet in 2000, he was with United Parcel Service for 20 years, where he played an instrumental role in the launch and deployment of UPS’s first wireless communication service initiative, On Call Air, and in the research development project for UPS’s subsidiary, World Wide Logistics. Jackson previously held positions with Eaton Corporation’s Transportation Information Services and Descartes Systems Group of Canada as an application consultant.
He currently serves on the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Board of Governors.
Chief Strategy Officer, Trimble Transportation Mobility
Kessler is a transportation and logistics professional with over 20 years of experience. After selling a company that he started in college, he joined Randall-Reilly Publishing as an executive overseeing many of their transportation media products. He then co-founded Trucking Co. Magazine (now CCJ), the Overdrive Truck Stop and Travel Guide; Partners in Business, and TCA’s Commercial Carrier University.
Kessler joined PeopleNet in 2000 in charge of sales and business development. He currently serves on the National Private Truck Council’s Advisory Board, Truckload Carriers Association’s Board of Directors, American Trucking Association’s Technology and Engineering Policy Committee, American Trucking Association’s Environmental and Engineering Policy Committee, and TCA’s Membership and Legislative Committees.
General Manager, Enterprise, Trimble Transportation
James Langley currently serves as the general manager of the Enterprise business for Trimble Transportation. He has been in the transportation industry for 25 years, garnering valuable experience from well-known organizations such as UPS, JB Hunt, US Xpress and most recently as president of Dart Transit. In addition, Langley spent five years with TMW Systems leading its Business Intelligence and Optimization initiatives. A blend of experience in parcel, LTL, TL, intermodal, brokerage and 3PL operations combined with years of focus on business analytics and logistics engineering give him a unique perspective on the transportation industry both as a technology provider and consumer. Langley received his bachelor’s degree in Transportation and Logistics from the University of Arkansas.
Senior Vice President, Technology
Lezer leads Trimble Transportation Mobility’s North American technology team. A seasoned technologist with experience at several transportation technology providers. Lezer is a co-founder of Trimble’s Vusion business, which specializes in fleet data integration and analytics. As co-founder of Vusion, Lezer managed technology operations and developed solutions that enabled customers to utilize analytics to improve fuel economy and make smarter business decisions, as well as harness automated tax and electronic log reporting to ensure regulatory compliance.
Divisional Vice President, Talent
Nielsen is a human resources executive with more than 15 years of experience creating and building strong, trusting partnerships with business leaders to acquire, develop and retain talent, motivate employee engagement, promote strong cultures, and drive organizational effectiveness. Prior to joining PeopleNet in August 2016, Nielsen was leading the Human Resources team for EVINE Live, a publicly-traded, digital retailer that delivers entertainment shopping to millions of homes.
General Manager, Trimble Transportation Mobility, North America
Ochsendorf is a transportation industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in growing organizations through creativity, accountability, cost control, productivity and team building, having previously held numerous positions at Q Carriers, Berger Transfer, and Storage Allied Van Lines. He is currently responsible for operations and product management across multiple platforms, including product strategy, positioning and marketing, and formed our Professional Services department in 2004 upon seeing a need for our customers to assess their business processes.
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Passman oversees product strategy, marketing and brand strategy, and custom development for Trimble Transportation. In his role, Passman ensures alignment between sales, product management and technology.
Prior to joining Trimble, Passman served as the product management leader at Total Administrative Services Corporation in Minneapolis, where he led the product management team for the company’s entire portfolio. He has also served on the executive teams of Ceridian U.S. and GE Capital Solutions Fleet Services. Passman holds four patents in the transportation industry, including systems and methods for fuel savings, fleet metrics, vehicle events and operational usage.
Senior Vice President/General Manager, Trimble Oil & Gas Services
Joining the PeopleNet family in 2012 as a member of GEOTrac, Traub was promoted to Vice President of North American Sales for Trimble Oil & Gas in 2015, and in 2016 became the General Manager for the division, where he leads all Trimble Oil & Gas Sales & Operations initiatives. He has over 20 years of experience in the Energy Industry, having also worked as a Geologist managing drilling in North America and Europe, and ran his own technology-based oilfield service company prior to joining the GEOTrac team in 2007.