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PROFILE

Rand McNally

SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER 2017

SERVING THE COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR MORE THAN 70 YEARS

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Rand McNally
Headquarters: Skokie, Ill.
Year founded: 1856
Locations: 10

In 1856, William Rand opened a
small printing shop in Chicago,
which marked the humble beginnings of what is now known as
Rand McNally. Two years later,
Irish immigrant Andrew McNally
took a job in the shop. It wasn't
until a decade later that the two
men began their partnership and
established Rand McNally & Co.,
taking over the Chicago Tribune's
printing shop and agreeing to
print tickets and timetables for the
city's railroads. Over the years, the
business has evolved to specialize in
maps, navigation, road travel and trip
planning, offering products for the
trucking and commercial transportation market-such as IntelliRoute ®
truck routing software and GPS
devices-as well as for consumers
and educators.
Q: How did you get into this business?
A: Rand McNally has been in the
commercial transportation industry
for more than 80 years. We first

published The Official Transportation
Mileage Guide in 1936, and it continues to serve as the basis for household
goods (HHG) mileages. Since
then, we've expanded into mileage
software, truck-specific navigation,
mobile fleet management and electronic logging.
Q: How has your company grown or
changed over the years?
A: As the commercial transportation
industry has evolved, so has Rand
McNally. The needs of the fleet
owners and drivers have changed
significantly over the years, and so
have our product offerings. With
the ELD mandate fast approaching,
we expanded our E-Log line and
included features like multiple
operating authority, so drivers in
the moving and storage industry can
easily track their HOS. We've also
increased our BYOD E-Log products
because we know that value and
flexibility are important features for
our fleet customers.



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From the President
Industry News
What's New at AMSA
Supplier Profile
Growing a Moving Company Takes Heavy Lifting
Patent Trolls vs. Transportation Companies
Washington Watch
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