Douglas K. Franks has been named sr-vp of sales for Maptuit, a provider of truck routing, location and digital mapping services for North America.

Cube Route, a provider of hosted Internet-based fleet management and services, has opened a new sales headquarters in Chicago to oversee its North American marketing. It will be run by William Green, Cube Route's new vp-sales.

Terion has passed the 100,000-unit benchmark for installations of its FleetView trailer management system. Its FleetView 3 system tracks trailer location in real-time and is capable of issuing alerts when a trailer is tethered or untethered and loaded or unloaded.

Under a new marketing agreement, WebTech Wireless Inc. will be the U.S. and Canadian distributor for a FleetPulse telematics system from Netistix Technologies. Using a vehicle's OBDII diagnostic port, FleetPulse collects operational and location data, which it then transmits wirelessly directly to fleet managers.

Jack B. Kelley Inc., a bulk chemical carrier with 575 tractors, has installed the TWM-Suite fleet management system, according to the developer TMW Systems. Other new fleet customers for the productivity suite include System Freight Inc., a general commodities carrier with over 200 tractors, Northwest Tank Lines, a bulk hauler with a 100-tractor fleet, and H&M Trucking, a bulk and hazardous carrier with 150 tractors.

The Oakland, CA-based East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) has signed a three-year deal with Networkcar to use its Networkfleet wireless vehicle management system. EBMUD says it plans to use the system to help track the activities of passenger vehicles, as well as small, medium and large trucks and construction vehicles throughout a number of departments. The district supplies water to approximately 1.2-million residents, 20 incorporated cities and 15 unincorporated communities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

Innovative Computing Corp.'s Internet-based fleet management systems IES Access and IES Access Plus have passed the 5,000-truck mark, according to company CEO Ernie Betancourt. The hosted Access system is designed for fleets with fewer than 50 tractors, and Access Plus for fleets with up to 400 power units.