Innovative Fleet Management Solutions to the Trucking Industry
CLEVELAND, OH--Trimble Transportation, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise transportation software and Vancouver, Canada-based WebTech Wireless, Inc. (TSX: WEW), a global leader in location-based and fleet telematics products and services, today announced a reseller and partnership agreement that will enable a new mobile resource management solution based on TMW's existing D2Link software and WebTech's new WT7000 Locator in-vehicle device. This partnership will offer opportunities for cost-savings and efficiency gains to TMW's more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units througout North America.
The agreement allows TMW to supply WT7000 Locators for use with its D2Link mobile communications software, providing a comprehensive mobile communications solution that combines the advantages of TMW's driver-side D2Link cellular handset technology with the advanced vehicle GPS location and telematics data provided by WebTech's, Bluetooth®-enabled, in-vehicle Locators. The complete fleet management solution gives trucking companies and their drivers the ability to easily and accurately monitor a wide range of vehicle location, usage and engine diagnostics data, all of which are suitable for IFTA reporting.
"WebTech is excited to be working with TMW, North America's leading provider of business software to the transportation services industry, and the opportunity to provide them with the best telematics technological solution and support on the market," stated Edward Kulperger, WebTech Wireless' Sr. Director of Personal Automotive & OEM, adding, "WebTech's WT7000 with embedded Bluetooth® and TMW's D2Link integration provide a very flexible and scalable platform that will exceed the needs of fleet organizations in an affordable, cost-effective and compact package."
"Our D2Link software was designed for commercially available cellular handsets. Combined with WebTech WT7000 devices, this enhanced D2Link solution delivers a much broader range of mobile communications capability. Furthermore, it's scalable for any size trucking operation and can accommodate the 50-truck company as well as the largest heavy-duty truck organization," said Ray West, Director of TMW Product Management.
On-demand reports offered with combined D2Link and WT7000 Series Locator installations include a driver scorecard which records trip mileage, fuel economy, idle time, hard braking and overspeed. Other standard reports cover average and maximum speed and stop locations, plus arrival and departure times and odometer readings. A fuel report records fuel consumption plus MPG and an ECM Fault Log monitors vehicle component failures.
"With customer-hosted messaging through D2LinkHost software, companies gain greater visibility, control and improved utilization of mobile assets, which include power units, trailers and drivers. It's a very cost-effective system that should be of great interest in our current economic conditions," noted West.
"Drivers carry the D2Link handsets and data wherever they go and stay available to dispatchers and planners via macro messaging. Load assignments and updates are downloaded to the handset and are available to the driver, whether at a truckstop, on a loading dock or at home," he added. "Load requirements, proof of delivery, messaging and any other driver information are always at hand."
D2Link software design reduces mistakes in data entry caused by transposed numbers and other typing errors. Handsets incorporating barcode scanners can record information directly into D2Link. For companies that require their drivers to conduct an occasional scan, a range of inexpensive handsets are available with clip-on barcode readers.
"The bottom-line value with D2Link includes true asset tracking, load update automation with fewer keystrokes, low-cost installation and significant ongoing savings with the combined offering of WebTech Wireless devices. Trucking companies have a new reason to consider D2Link as their primary mobile communication system."
About Trimble Transportation, Inc.
Trimble Transportation, Inc., is committed to delivering technologies that help companies in transportation services to seize market opportunities while improving profitability, asset productivity and their return on information. TMW customers can be found in trucking, 3PL, private fleet, brokerage, construction, ready mix, municipal fleet, heavy-duty repair and waste management sectors. With offices in Cleveland, OH; Durham, NC; Indianapolis, IN; Dallas, TX; and Vancouver, BC; TMW currently serves more than 1,600 customers managing over 325,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.1 million assets in North America, Europe, China and Latin America. Visit www.tmwsystems.com or call 800.401.6682 for more information.
About WebTech Wireless, Inc.
WebTech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a global Telematics, location-based services provider that develops, manufactures, and delivers turnkey wireless solutions designed to improve productivity and profitability. WebTech Wireless products include wireless hardware and software services running on cellular and satellite networks, and include Automatic Vehicle Location, Mapping, Reporting, Vehicle Diagnostics, Driver Status, In-vehicle Telemetry, Messaging, In-vehicle Navigation, and wireless application and Internet connectivity. WebTech Wireless is currently providing devices and services worldwide in eight languages to over forty-one countries covering five continents. WebTech Wireless' scalable solutions are used by a broad range of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and by governments. For more information, please visit www.webtechwireless.com.