Caliber Information Systems is an innovative company offering flexible and effective M&R services, including Software as a Service and Staffing Solutions. Caliber serves some of the most well established and influential companies in the Transportation Industry. LEARN MORE>
Caliber offers our maintenance and repair inspection Software as a Service (SaaS), with functionality developed and improved over the last decade. Our SaaS product is mobile device and Web-based, and includes tools for documenting maintenance and repair estimates, gate interchanges, and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIRs).
The Estimate application allows for the inspection of trailing equipment (Chassis, Container and Trailer) for documentation of defects and repair estimates. The application includes estimate mobile print and/or email. Also includes FMCSA, M&R Vendor Audit and Take-off Tire Inspection functionality.
The Gate Interchange application is used for gate interchange / inspection of trailing equipment, also suitable for cross border facilities. Includes systematic pairing of round trip inspections, capture of detailed interchange and defect data and quick on-screen diagram markup for dents, scratches and repaired cuts.
The DVIR application allows for turn key documentation of Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports for transportation equipment including tractors, straight trucks and pick-up trucks, which are captured on smart phones. Includes on-screen vehicle diagram markup.
Caliber provides staffing for M&R field services and back office support, which can be bundled with Caliber Saas Solutions for vendor management and cost control.
Caliber provides field personnel to perform pre and post-inspection of trailing equipment, pre-approval of repairs and estimates. They can also perform M&R vendor repair audits.
Caliber provides back office personnel to perform estimate and invoice review services, subrogation preparation, as well as data analysis and reporting.
Caliber was founded in January, 2006 as a spin off of McGriff Tire Management Services division. Caliber's initial product offering was management programs for trailing equipment ( chassis, container and trailer). Over time, Caliber has developed proprietary software, known as Spection™. Spection is offered to Caliber customers today as Software as a Sevice for use with their own staff, or bundled with field and back office personnel provided by Caliber. Spection includes mobile device and Web-based inspection applications, including maintenance and repair estimates, gate interchange, and DVIRs, all with integrated photo documentation.
Caliber focuses on the Intermodal and trucking sectors of the Transportation Industry, specializing in equipment readiness technology and personnel support services. Our core strength is using our intermodal experience to develop services that meet our customer’s equipment management, cost control and regulatory compliance objectives. Our software applications are continuously enhanced to meet our customer’s changing business requirements.
Akron, OH, Monday, April 18, 2022- Buckeye Mountain is pleased to announce the acquisition of Caliber Information Systems. Caliber provides technology and field support services for the intermodal transportation industry. “The Buckeye Mountain team is excited about the addition of very knowledgeable intermodal field resources that Caliber provides. They will be an excellent complement to the expanding Buckeye Mountain field operations” said Greg Dunnell, Principal of Buckeye Mountain, Inc. Bruce Childers, Caliber Co-founder and CEO, has led the company for more than a decade. After an extensive career in the transportation industry, Bruce has decided to retire later this month having positioned the company well for continued growth. Upon retirement, Bruce will continue in an advisory role to management. John Gunder will remain as General Manager and Principal of Caliber as it joins the Buckeye Mountain family of companies.
About Caliber Information Systems
Caliber Information Systems was founded in January 2006 and focuses on the intermodal and trucking sectors of the Transportation Industry, specializing in equipment readiness technology and personnel support services. The combination of services and technology to support field operations has made Caliber a valued partner to some of the largest transportation companies in the country.
About Buckeye Mountain
Buckeye Mountain is the largest provider of ruggedized mobile technology services and solutions to the railroad and intermodal industries. For over 15 years Buckeye Mountain has been solving the unique field workforce challenges within these industries. Leveraging a diverse team of experienced industry experts and superior service, Buckeye Mountain maximizes technology up-time & ensures customer project success.
4/18/2022 – Retirement of Bruce Childers
Dear Valued Clients and Partners,
Mr. Bruce Childers is officially retiring from his position as the CEO of Caliber Information Systems later this month. While we are happy for Bruce as he embarks on this next chapter, it is hard to imagine Caliber without Bruce leading the company forward. Upon retirement, Bruce will continue in an advisory role to management.
Bruce co-founded Caliber back in 2006, when the business was spun off from McGriff Tire. Throughout the years, Bruce has been responsible for executing operational plans as we brought on new customers and delivered on many field service and technology projects. Bruce was also instrumental in forming a unique joint venture between Caliber and ISS in 2017, known as Aspect Associates. His thoughtful and good-natured leadership style has been effective, and most importantly made Caliber a nice place to come to work each day.
Bruce has enjoyed an extensive career of 50 plus years in the commercial trucking and intermodal segments of the Transportation Industry. After serving his country in the United States Navy, Bruce took a job at Transamerica Leasing where he worked for twenty years. He then went on to hold positions at CSX, Redon Trailer Leasing, GE Rail Services, and McGriff Tire.
We wish Bruce all the best, and we hope he and Jane enjoy a happy, well-deserved retirement.
Any questions, please contact John Gunder at (215) 699-3456 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Manager and Principal
Caliber Information Systems
Bruce Childers has over 40 years of operational experience in the Intermodal industry, e.g. Transamerica Leasing, CSX Railroad and GE Rail Services. He has particular skill in maintenance and field auditor management, with excellent business savvy and experience. He has a strong reputation in the Intermodal segment of the Transportation Industry. Bruce’s primary charge is to manage Caliber customers' field auditing programs.
John Gunder is responsible for information systems and administration, and has managed applied technology projects for Caliber since its inception. He has proven competency in delivering effective business solutions, having held previous process improvement and project management positions at Consolidated Rail Corporation and an Application Service Provider. John holds an MBA from Drexel University and a BS, Marketing from Pennsylvania State University. John’s primary charge is to help direct the company and ensure that the Caliber team has all the necessary tools to provide excellent service.
Dave Geist has over 25 years of experience in the transportation industry with particular expertise in the area of maintenance and repair systems. Before joining Caliber, Dave held positions of increasing responsibility at GE TIP and an industry Applications Service Provider. Dave’s responsibilities include management of Software as a Service projects, back office services and data analysis.
Malini manages the hiring and assignment of various technical resources for the projects. She ensures project deliverable timelines are met effectively by handling the resource bandwidth and making business decisions by forecasting the development graph.
Ava Olsen expertly handles real-time product support and ongoing production implementations. She works directly with end users, provides hands-on training, creates presentations and user manuals. She helps trouble shoot any problems related to hardware and/or software. Her goal is “first call resolution & customer satisfaction”. Her ability to multi-task, exceptional customer service and problem solving skills help enhance user’s over all product experience.
Lijy manages the various stages of product development from design, testing, mass production and its support. She oversees all aspects of development diligently from start to finish and serves as a bridge between the business and the technical groups. She analyses various business scenarios during the software development lifecycle of the project, ensuring that all possibilities are accounted for by the project at hand. She is also intimately involved in quality assurance, assuring that the quality level of the applications exceeds that demanded by Caliber’s clients.
Caliber is trusted by companies across the Transportation Industry.
Caliber's team has driven quantifiable improvement in cost savings, driver efficiencies, and customer satisfaction for Schneider.Dan Drella
The quality and convenience of the Caliber service is fantastic. For quality assurance away from our yard, Caliber is one of the most valuable tools we have.Michael Cisco
I am very impressed with your entire inspection process, especially the web based application. I truly appreciate how quickly you were able to get this project moving. If we have any needs in the future, we will definitely call you first.Amy Genobles
Caliber Information Systems is happy to answer any questions you may have related to our Software as a Service and Staffing Solutions. Just fill out this form or call us at (215) 699-3456.