Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment Selects Transportation Manager

Consumer lawn equipment manufacturer adopts Descartes' software-as-a service offering to help automate the processing of freight bills

Waterloo, Ontario — March 30, 2006 — Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment, a manufacturer of consumer lawn equipment, said it has selected Descartes Transportation Manager, a hosted transportation management solution, to accelerate the processing and payment of invoices from its key community of contract carriers.

Steve Charles, National Traffic and Logistics manager, Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment, said his company evaluated the Descartes solution after a recommendation from one of our carriers, and found it to be a natural fit for their business needs.

"The Descartes Global Logistics Network, with its large community of trucking companies, provided a straightforward way to get connected and process freight invoices quickly and affordably, he said. Descartes' software-as-a-service offering and transaction-based pricing are ideal for our business."

Edward Ryan, general manager of Descartes' Global Logistics Network, added, "The Descartes Global Logistics Network gives Country Home Products/DR Power Equipment an immediate opportunity to streamline its audit and payment cycle because many of their carriers are already connected to our network."