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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Simulates Tire Blowout

Engineering Dynamics Corp. has introduced the Engineering Dynamics Vehicle Simulation Model (EDVSM) software program which can simulate tire blowout. Motor vehicle safety researchers and accident investigators can now research the effect of tire pressure loss on vehicle

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

NSR Makes Vehicle Tracking Affordable

National Systems & Research Co.’s GPS receiver is designedto make vehicle tracking affordable — even for small operations.OpenLink combines a GPS receiver with a radio/communicationsinterface and allows the user to connect to any new or existing

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ProVision Network Links Shippers, Fleets

GEN Logistics Systems, a Bethel, CT-based developer of Intranet software solutions for the motor transportation industry, has released the ProVision Network and companion modules, ProVision for Shippers, ProVision for Carriers and ProVision Total Access. The network is

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Paradigm4 To Resell Norand Pen-based Products

Paradigm4 Inc. has signed an agreement to resell Norand PenKey hand-held computers in addition to other software and peripheral equipment. The PenKey products from Norand offer an array of data entry options which allow users to touch

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

GE Capital Intros FleetTools 2.0

GE Capital Fleet Services has launched FleetTools 2.0, an enhanced fleet management software application designed to simplify day-to-day tasks. Software allows fleet managers to perform vehicle management through easy-to-use modules. Real-time data is accessed through a direct

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Flash Comm Granted FCC Approval

The Federal Communications Commission will allow Flash Comm Inc., Melbourne, FL, to use a portion of the HF radio spectrum for its nationwide two-way tracking and messaging network. Targeted at transportation and public service industries, the network

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

AirIQ To Offer Wireless Fleet Management

Bell Mobility, Lenbrook and Datumtech will form AirIQ Inc., a new company that will develop and market advanced wireless fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles. Programs will allow fleet managers to locate and track vehicles, remotely unlock

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Geotek Adds 10th U.S. Network

Geotek Communications, an international provider of wireless communications and fleet management applications, has added its tenth U.S. regional wireless network covering the cities of Houston and Galveston, TX. Geotek’s advanced wireless network allows dispatchers, fleet managers and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

PMC Now Offers Internet, CD-Rom Access

DP Solutions has enhanced PMC for Windows, which now offers Internet and CD-ROM access. New external options include Internet Access, Interfaces option for accessing external programs such as OSHA regulations on CD-ROM, and Add-Ons that allow the

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Percon Intros Portable Data Terminal

Percon Inc., manufacturer of portable data collection terminals for bar code-based data collection, has introduced the Falcon RF Portable Data Terminal, a wireless version of its DOS-based portable data terminal. The hand-held DOS terminal is designed to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

ICC Introduces Bar Coding Module

Innovative Computing Corp., Oklahoma City, OK, has introduced a Bar Coding Module for its Fleet Assistant/400 program. Designed to help fleets save time, the module creates an in-house scanning code for all incoming parts, eliminating the need

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Geotek Upgrades AVL Pro

Geotek Communications has upgraded its Automatic Vehicle Location solution, designed to provide precise, real-time fleet information. AVL Pro now enables the dispatcher to record and playback any vehicle’s movements during the course of the day to determine

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cadec 4000ST Simplifies Asset Management

Cadec Systems has introduced the Cadec 4000ST, an electronic vehicle information system designed to monitor vehicle performance and driver safety Cadec 4000ST features an integrated on-board computer, personalized driver PCMCIA cards, a card reader and OfficEnabler software.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

EPA To Make Tank Rule Enforcement Top Priority

EPA tells marketers that enforcement of new underground storage tank regulations will be a top priority for the agency in 1997. Industry has until 1998 to comply with some of the stricter regulations, but a nationwide

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Sunset For The Orange Ball

The sign that has virtually symbolized high quality auto/truckstop services across America for more than three decades, is about to disappear over the horizon. The board of directors of National Auto/Truckstops Holdings Corp. recently announced that National

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Bynum Named Ryder Driver of Year

Bobbie J. Bynum of Cartersville, GA, was selected as the National Driver of the Year by Ryder Transportation Services at the annual awards banquet in Miami, FL. Bynum is employed by ATCO Rubber Products and has been

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ryder Honored As ‘Woman-Friendly’ Employer

The Florida Commission on the Status of Women has named Ryder System one of the five most “Women-Friendly” employers in the state of Florida. The employers were selected on the basis of responses to a statewide survey

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Xata Introduces User-Friendly Routing Software

Xata Corp. has introduced a 32-bit version of its RouteView software. Product is designed to develop cost-effective local, regional and national routes by automatic repetitive tasks such as locating and assigning stops. The map-based software processes stops and

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Sponsors Trucking Photo Contest

The Truckload Carriers Assn. is looking for photos to use in its 1997-98 annual report. TCA is particularly interested in shots featuring the truckload segment of the trucking industry, and creativity is welcomed. The first-place winner will receive

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cannon Express Signs With American Mobile Satellite

Cannon Express will equip American Mobile Satellite Corp.’s fleet of 900 trucks with Mobile Messaging Service units. The messaging services are designed to help fleets lower operating costs, improve customer service and increase driver productivity, safety

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Comdata Enhances Card-Based Phone Services

Comdata Corp. has launched Comdata Answer Plus, designed to enhance the phone services already available on the Comchek card. Available to Comdata’s current phone customers at no charge, Comdata Answer Plus offers such features as speed dialing,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TCA Offers <I>Truckers in the Kitchen</I> Cookbook

TCA’s Auxiliary has published the Truckers in the Kitchen cookbook, with proceeds benefitting the TCA Scholarship Fund. The cookbook features 500 recipes submitted by members of the trucking industry. In addition to dishes such as artichoke cheese

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Xata Introduces Full-Fleet Operating System

Xata Enterprise Technologies has released Desktop Dispatch, a Windows-based, 32-bit Internet-enabled dispatching application that provides a full-fleet operating system. Software combines multiple dispatch functions into one desktop application, performing such tasks as order entry, equipment and driver

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Louisiana Gets New Truck Service Center

Stewart & Stevenson Services has opened its Truck & Transport Refrigeration Service Center on I-12 in Hammond, LA. Built in response to the needs of drivers of heavy duty trucks and motorhomes, the facility provides major repair

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

OmniTRACS President Appears On World Business Review

John Sarto, president of the OmniTRACS Div. of Qualcomm, appeared on World Business Review, a weekly technology television series hosted by Caspar Weinberger, chairman of Forbes magazine and former secretary of defense. In addition to Sarto’s participation

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