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McCleod Express Keeps Driver's Safe with Weather Defender

by Rory Groves        July 16, 2015  |  12:09 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Testimonials

McCleod Express, based in Decatur, Illinois is one of the nation's leading trucking companies. I/T Director Derek Agar uses Weather Defender Commercial Edition to track the location of the company's 340 semi units and 775 trailers on a real-time weather map:

How It Works

Derek integrates an in-house fleet tracking database with Weather Defender's built-in Dynamic Layers functionality to auto-update the location of fleet vehicles inside Weather Defender.

Weather can be tracked with a click of a button such as Radar, Snow and Sleet alerts, and Severe Thunderstorm Watches & Warnings to name a few threats to transportation companies.

Focus on Safety

Safety is a primary concern at McCleod Express. The statement on their website reads: "Our first priority at McLeod is to conduct operations in such a way as to insure the safety of our employees and the general public. Our commitment to safety starts day one at McLeod and is reinforced continuously. From our daily management and guidance to employees to the way we maintain equipment and conduct our operations. Safety is our most important objective every day."

To learn more about how Weather Defender can help protect your organization from unpredictable severe weather, please contact us or call 1-800-960-4586.

New Snow, Freezing Rain Layers avaialble in Weather Defender Commercial Edition

by Rory Groves        January 10, 2014  |  2:12 pm  |  Category: Company | Latest News

Snowfall Accumulation Layers depict areas of expected snowfall over the next three days

New Snowfall Accumulation Forecasts give you advance warning to where the winter storms will hit hardest in your community.

Freezing Rain layers depict areas of freezing rain and ice accumulation over the next three days

The new Freezing Rain layers depict areas of freezing rain and ice accumulation over the next three days.

With Weather Defender's new winter tracking layers you can:

  • Determine where you need to deploy your resources on a more accurate, more timely basis
  • Predict snowfall and ice accumulations 24, 48, and 72 hours into the future
  • Combine snowfall and ice layers with other layers like real-time Winter Radar
  • Set Perimeter Alerts and be automatically notified when threatening winter weather is approaching

Commercial customers can find the new layers under the Commercial Layers category of the Layer Browser.

Weather Defender Commercial Edition was designed specifically for public safety agencies, utilities, contractors and other organizations that need up-to-the-second weather data and tracking systems. Always-on threat monitoring and alerts allow you to minimize risk, maximize preparedness, and optimize the allocation of costly resources. A user-friendly, intuitive and robust solution for your weather monitoring needs, from a trusted provider.

To schedule a demo of Weather Defender Commercial Edition, please call 1-800-960-4586 (M-F, 9-5PM CST), or click here to contact a rep.

Monster Winter Storm Affects 30 States

by Jamie Robinson        February 3, 2011  |  9:15 pm  |  Category: Latest News

 

The snowstorm that pummeled much of the United States on February 1st and 2nd leaves a wake of records in its path.  Eight interesting facts about this week's weather:

  1. Oklahoma City had 10"+ inches for only the third time since they began keeping records in 1893.
  2. Blowing snow in Oklahoma City reduced visibility to 30 yards in places
  3. Interstate 70 in Missouri was closed from mile marker 5 to mile marker 218.  This is basically from Kansas City to St. Louis
  4. Warrensburg, Missouri had 21" of snow
  5. Chicago schools closed for the first time in 12 years!
  6. Snowfall in Chicago was over 20" (as recorded at both Midway and O'Hare airports)
  7. Official totals in Wisconsin - Milwaukee 19.8", Madison 18.7" and a whopping 26.5" near Racine
  8. At one point, over 100 million Americans were being impacted by the storm

 

This was one of those storms that will leave a mark on many lives. We here at SWIFT Weather will continue to work hard to provide products that will keep you ahead of the storms!

 

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