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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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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

PaperWise Demonstrates Tech Center

PaperWise, a Bell & Howell Co., has launched its Tech Center to allow customers to evaluate the hardware and software necessary for a paperless office. Center shows how document imaging integrates with a variety of AS/400, Host,

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Document Management System Streamlines Billing

Pegasus Imaging Corp. has introduced Transflo, a document management system designed to streamline the billing process, improve customer service and facilitate driver qualifications for LTL and truckload carriers. The product includes rendition billing, workflow, fax in/fax

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maintenance Management Software Includes Automated Data Collection

The EMS/400, a vehicle maintenance management software application, now features a Barcode automated data collection module. The module is said to improve accuracy while reducing the time spent gathering parts and labor information. Offered by Halberstadt &

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

CTA Endorses Electronic Inspection Facility Bypass

The California Trucking Assn. has endorsed the pay-for-pass concept of the Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate’s (HELP) PrePass system. California is said to be the first state to deploy PrePass, the electronic clearance system installed at 16

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Landstar Implements Interactive Voice Response System

Landstar has introduced its state-of-the-art, multi-model Interactive Voice Response and Electronic Carrier Information systems. The IVR system uses captured telecommunications technology to provide real time pickup, delivery, check call, load status and distress call information for all

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Maverick Transportation Implements Qualcomm’s CabCard

Maverick Transportation is said to be the first customer to fully implement Qualcomm’s CabCard personal communications system throughout its entire company. CabCard is a pre-paid service which provides discounted long-distance phone rates, voice-mail capabilities and driver e-mail.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TMW Acquires QUALCOMM’s TL2000 Software Business

TMW Systems, a software developer for the trucking industry, has purchased the assets of QUALCOMM’s TL2000 software business. The operation, formerly known as McCormick & Associates, is based in Indianapolis, IN. The acquisition is part of TMW’s

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Transportation, Shipping Regs On CD-Rom

Solutions Software Corp.’s All 50 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations on CD-Rom now features complete graphics, tables and text for the most current editions of transportation and shipping regulations, including Title 46 and Title 49. All graphics

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

DAT Intros Freight Matching Software For Windows

DAT Services has unveiled DAT Connect for Windows, a Windows-based version of its freight matching software. DAT Connect provides faster reaction and enhanced access speed to available loads while eliminating line drops and bad connections with DAT

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

HELP Offers New Pricing Plans

Heavy Vehicle Electronic License Plate (HELP) has approved a new pricing schedule that would benefit a range of fleets using the weigh station bypass service. Plans include: • Plan I (Capped Pay-Per-Pass) is 99¢ per truck for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cadec To Develop Fleet Management System

Cadec Systems Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Canadian Marconi Corp. for exclusive rights to develop and market a fleet management system. The system will build a platform on SmartPower, which consists of electronic controls, software

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Software Aids Log Compliance Efforts

Transport Software has developed the Driver’s Daily Log Tracker, designed to save time on log compliance efforts. The application makes no attempt to audit logs, but acts as an input and storage device for log auditors.

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Computers Provide Interface To Truck Engine Data

FieldWorks has enhanced its FW5000 Series of notebook computers to include a standard hardware interface to all diesel truck engines from such manufacturers as Navistar, Caterpillar, Cummins Engine Co. and Detroit Diesel. Servicing dealers can now

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Map Software Simplifies Travel Planning

The AAA Map ’n Go 3.0 software is a comprehensive CD-ROM that can be used to plan business or personal trips. The software features more than 76,000 services available at Interstate exits, detailed road maps for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Logistics Support Software Aids Route Management

The Lightstone Group has developed a routing and scheduling software program which helps businesses maximize the time- and cost-efficiency of resources such as drivers and vehicles. Lightstone’s Resources In Motion Management System (RIMMS) allows users to custom

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

TIP Software Transfers Fleet Data Faster

TIP (Transport International Pool) has released an upgraded version of its Business Partners Program featuring an expanded internal database of trailer fleet information. The original program consisted of Trailer Availability Manager, Rental Activity Manager and INtermodal Asset

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Cummins Information Systems Offer Extended Customer Support

Cummins Engine Co. has introduced two new information systems — RoadRelay 3.2 with InRoads 3.2 and Inform 2.0. RoadRelay features in-cab software, a new version of InRoads office reporting software and an upgrade to the RoadRelay reprogramming

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Benchmarking Database Helps Control Fleet Expenses

FleetAnalyzer is an electronic benchmarking database designed to help fleets reduce maintenance costs and increase productivity. Tool electronically extracts data from fleet management systems and pools data into an industry-wide database. Users can use a PC application

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Freightliner Enhances Vehicle Maintenance Software

Freightliner Corp. has enhanced its Fleet Assistant AS/400 vehicle maintenance software with an Enroute Road Repair module that permits tracking of truck repair costs while the vehicle is on the road. The new module is designed to

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Mobile Manifest Software Available

Geotek Communications has introduced Mobile Manifest software, designed to track and implement all aspects of fleet management. Software helps fleets managers assign jobs, talk to drivers in real time and check vehicle status and location by

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Synergistic Systems Releases Updated Cross Dock Tracking System

Synergistic Systems offers Version 2.0 of its Synergy Cross Dock Tracking System designed for less-than-truckload carriers. The Windows95-based system tracks shipments from arrival at the terminal to loading and closing the outbound trailer. Synergy connects to mobile

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

MessageXpress Creates Yard Management Service

YardMan 1, a turn-key, radio frequency identification yard management system, is designed for companies with fleet and yard/terminal operations. The system, which includes hardware and software, monitors gated or open yards and can be operated independently or

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

System Verifies Load Weights

The SkidWeigh Plus System is designed for weight verification of loads handled by a variety of vehicles and equipment. The unit is said to be ten instruments in one with the capability to register load weight for

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Ambest Installs New Poster Displays

Ambest truckstops are now providing information to drivers and travelers through a poster network from Newport Communications. Created especially for Ambest, the posters feature information about Ambest promotions and services such as Ambucks, PMBest and Freedom Warranty.

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