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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Flags Driver Log Violations

Information Software has released Prophesy LogPlus version 2.1 for Windows—an automated log audit system which checks driver logs for violations. As logs are entered, system checks for 10 hour, 15 hour, speeding, cumulative and other violations. Users

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Internet Is On A Roll

Cellport has introduced MobileWeb, a $695 box that connects to a vehicle’s electrical wiring to collect information about its health such as oil level and vehicle location. The box collects the information in HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EnGenius Offers Wireless Data Transmission

Computer Methods Corp. has formed EnGenius, a subsidiary specializing in solutions for system and component diagnosis, inspection, tracking, evaluation and communication. Customers include fleets, heavy truck manufacturers and tire manufacturers. Key offerings include the PC-based MultiCom products

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Finding Loads And Services On Line

Payne & Associates has released full-fleet operating software as well as internet locator and load tracking software. Visual Dispatch, a Windows 32-bit application controls the entire fleet dispatch operation, performing order entry, equipment/driver assignment, load optimization, routing,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Consolidated Freightways Offers Internet Customer Service Guide

Consolidated Freightways offers its entire routing and service directory through the Internet. Located at http://www.cfwy.com, the guide gives customers access to the latest routing and service information, both domestically and internationally. The web site also offers a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Federal Express Installs OmniTracs

Federal Express Corp. has purchased OmniTracs mobile communications units from Qualcomm, Inc. to achieve greater equipment visibility and a higher level of service reliability. Memphis, TN-based Federal Express will also implement Qualcomm’s SensorTracs driver performance monitoring

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Wireless System Collects Fleet Data

AT/Comm has introduced the RF Gateway fleet management system. The wireless communications system allows fleets to automatically transmit and receive critical data including trip logs, maintenance and service measurements and engine diagnostics. Features include automatic polling,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Van Line Uses The Net

Interstate Van Lines has launched shipment registration through the Internet. The service is designed to streamline the registration process and enable Interstate to track all bookings immediately. The company’s web site, located at http://www.interstatevanlines.com, also provides information

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Will Computers Threaten Oil Companies?

One oil industry writer believes the real threat to oil companies is computer technology that allows workers to telecommute. “The electric car is here and it’s not from Detroit,” said Daniel Yergin, head of Cambridge Energy Research

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HighwayMaster Unveils Portable Communications System

HighwayMaster Corp. has introduced a portable version of its model 5000 Series mobile communication unit and fleet management system. Unit provides the same capabilities as the permanently installed unit, but gives fleets and drivers complete mobility. Unit

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Groups Support New Emergency Number For Cellular Phone Users

A new public-private partnership between the federal government and the cellular phone industry will promote an emergency phone number — similar to 911 — for wireless phone users. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Communications

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Simplifies Fuel Tax Reporting

Qualcomm Inc. now offers OnTracs state mileage reporting software to determine miles driven by state, truck and fleet. Software combines with OmniTracs satellite positioning and ALK’s PC Miler routing database to determine accurate miles. System features built-in

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Builds Economical, Efficient Loads

Information Software has released ShipperPlus Version 6 for Windows, an update of its logistics package for order consolidation, rating, loadbuilding and analysis. Software features an intuitive graphical user interface that presents shipments, loads, orders and goods on

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Creates Accurate Freight Rating System

FreitRater Client/Server software is designed for carriers that want a fast, accurate rating system that interfaces with other systems for freight billing, rate analysis and rate publishing. Introduced by Commercial Transportation Services, the software is said

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cascade Offers Computer Display You Can Read In The Sun

Cascade Technology Corp., a supplier of super-bright flat panel display products, is producing a sunlight-readable computer display which is also rugged enough for on-the-road use. The DiscoveryMate SBR104 features a 10.4-inch, brilliant color flat screen said to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Zepco Trip Recorder Ads GPS Functions

Zepco Sales & Service has enhanced its ZTR9200 computerized trip recorder/management package. System can record up to 14 different vehicle events and now features GPS location functions combined with tracking and mapping, bar code swiping, upc

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Roadway’s Online Site Provides Rate Quotes

Roadway Express has introduced an on-line version of its shipment rating application, E-ZRate. The service provides instant rate quotes for shipments based on origin and destination zip codes. Using a standard web browser, users can access specific

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Chemical Leaman Internet Site Offers Load Status Information

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines offers its customers direct access to load status information through its interactive web site: http://www.CLTL.com. Customers can access OrderTrack 2000, a system linked to the OmniTracs satellite communications system which provides continuous

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cadec 4000 Plus System Enhanced

Cadec Systems has expanded the Cadec 4000 Plus information system with the addition of GPS technology. The technology, available in June, will allow fleets to precisely track and locate their vehicles using signals received from a

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Portable Data Terminal Adds Bar Code Scanning

The Tracker P&D transportation information management system now offers a ruggedized, portable data terminal with a built-in integrated bar code reader thanks to a marketing agreement between TranSettlements Network Services, Inc. and Symbol Technologies. The Symbol PDT

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Launches Smart Travel Services

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched an integrated statewide ITS program to improve the safety and efficiency of the Commonwealth’s transportation system. The Smart Travel services have been grouped under one integrated, organizational umbrella to allow

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

LoadExpress Plus Features Consolidation, Report Options

Information Software has updated LoadExpress Plus, a Windows-based automatic load planning and rating system for optimizing routes, scheduling deliveries and analyzing distribution patterns. Enhancements to the new version include the ability to view unloaded stops, geo-code by

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ProVision Network Helps Fleets Streamline Business

Gen Logistics Systems have developed the ProVision Network, a secure, private, online network serving as a platform for shippers, carriers and intermediaries to conduct business. ProVision for carriers lets fleets view shipments and bid on them directly,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Schneider National Launches Web Site

Schneider National has introduced a new, fully interactive Internet site. Located at http://www.schneider.com, the site highlights the company’s transportation and logistics services, the advantages of driving with Schneider and employment opportunities. Site also includes Loading Guidelines which

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HELP Tests FHWA’s Electronic Records Program

Help Inc., which offers the voluntary PrePass weigh station bypass service, is testing the Federal Highway Administration’s SAFER (Safety And Fitness Electronic Records) program. Using interactive technology, SAFER is designed to improve access to the nationwide

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