Xata Corporation plans to introduce new Fleet Performance Management applications and a new on-board computer for the for-hire trucking market.

The company will start by rolling out a trailer-tracking-and-reporting tool in late 2009, followed by electronic, graphical driver logs in early 2010. In late 2010, the company will launch a complete reporting and analytics package as part of its Fleet Performance Management for-hire solution.

Through a supplier agreement with Digi International, Xata will offer a new on-board computer that will deliver the communications and navigation technology currently available on Xata's MobileMax platform.

This new platform, which works with Xata's existing family of in-cab color displays, will offer electronic driver logs, trailer tracking, configurable dashboards and fleet analytics, among other fleet optimization tools.

"Rising costs and an ever-tightening compliance environment are forcing both for-hire and private fleets to further optimize their operations," said Jay Coughlan, president and CEO, Xata. "Today, it's all about giving managers and business leaders a timely, accurate read-from dispatch and vehicles to drivers and compliance-on how their fleet operations are providing them with a competitive advantage."

More info: www.xata.com