They are constantly looking at new technologies and suppliers who are offering cutting edge solutions, says Eric Lawrence, president and CEO of Lawrence Transportation Co. Based in Red Wing, MN, Lawrence Transportation Co has been in business for more than 50 years. Beginning as a full-service lease company, the operation has expanded into dry and refrigerated for-hire freight hauling. Today, Lawrence and its subsidiary companies also offer a wide range of supply chain, brokerage, vehicle rental, contract maintenance, risk management and warehousing and distribution services from several locations in Minnesota and adjoining states. Purchasing and specification decisions at Lawrence Transportation are based quality, price and service, Lawrence notes. Technology plays a key role in the Lawrence Transportation maintenance organization. They have had great success with the PerformX driver and vehicle evaluation tool from PeopleNet for monitoring engine performance, MPG and fuel usage, Lawrence says.