ALK/FleetSuite Tolls module helps fleets optimize routes by providing accurate truck-toll information and making it easier to provide shippers with fast toll charge-back data. Combined with the PC*Miler database, the new toll module offer toll location and cost data from all states and jurisdictions, according to developer ALK Technologies. www.alk/fleetsuite
Western Distributing Transportation, a truckload refrigerated carrier, is fitting all 170 tractors in its fleet with Aether Systems' MobileMax multi-mode wireless communications system. Switching automatically between satellite and land-based wireless networks to minimize communications costs, the MobileMax system will provide Western Distributing with real-time information on driver and vehicle performance, state-line crossing and vehicle fault codes as well as proximity alerts to automatically notify fleet managers of arrivals and departures.
A step-by-step training video on CD-ROM has been developed for EZ Maintenance software. Developer Link It Software Corp. says it will provided free of charge to all purchasers of the application, which can be installed on single PCs or networked for multiple users.www.ez-maintenance.com/fmms
The next release of ProMiles XF mileage software will include locations for over 1,200 TMI TripPak Express drop box sites in the U.S. and Canada. Slated for release this month and also available as a free service-pack upgrade to current users, the update also allows fleets to filter drop-box searches by pick-up times. www.promiles.com
With 147 locations in 18 states, Love's Travel Stops and Country Stores has signed an exclusive agreement to offer Pegasus TransTech's Transflo Express truck-stop scanning service. Providing fleets with same-day access to trip documents, the scanning service is now available in 370 truck stops.
Holding company Dwyer Group has named Teletrac Inc. as the preferred vendor of AVL (automated vehicle location) systems for its 800 franchisees in the U.S. and Canada. Dwyer's franchise business include Glass Doctor, Mr. Appliance, Mr. Rooter, and Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning. Teletrac's Fleet Director uses GPS and land-based wireless networks to provide real-time location information and two-way messaging.
With 130 independent truck stop members in the U.S. and Canada, TruckStops Direct has given its exclusive endorsement to TMI's TripPack Express and TripPack Online document management services. Fleets can use the services to drop ship trip documents for overnight delivery or scan them for immediate transfer to fleet systems.
Operation ready-mix concrete trucks in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area, Schuster Concrete has agreed to fit its 100-truck fleet with a wireless fleet management system from TracerNet Corp. The agreement includes vehicle hardware installation, back-end integration and training for the highly automated wireless system.