Ryder System Inc. has entered into an alliance with Teletrac and Cingular Wireless to launch RydeSmart.

RydeSmart is an advanced onboard telematics technology designed to improve vehicle uptime, driver efficiency, highway safety and cargo security, and real-time tracking of customer fleet operations.
Following an initial pilot now under way in a limited geographic area, RydeSmart is expected to be expanded to customers across North America in multiple phases through 2007. The pilot includes more than 5,000 vehicles assigned to specific customers in a range of industries including food & beverage, textiles, and building and construction materials.
RydeSmart leverages Ryder's 73 years of experience, industry buying power and fleet size of more than 160,000 vehicles with Teletrac's integrated global positioning system (GPS), wireless data and micro-chip technologies, and Cingular's extensive, nationwide wireless data coverage area. Cingular has network availability in 13,000 cities and towns, and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. The result delivers a practical, affordable solution to improve the business performance of fleet operators of all sizes.
RydeSmart is a compact hardware and software unit that is installed into a truck and connected to the vehicle's existing computer and diagnostics systems. The unit continuously monitors the vehicle's location, mileage and speed, as well as other performance and diagnostic data.