J.B. Hunt Transport Services will outfit 17,000 trailers with the FleetView Trailer Monitoring System from Terion Inc. Wabash National Corp. has already installed 800 of the untethered tracking systems in new Duraplate trailers delivered to Hunt. The balance will be installed by the end of the year, according to Terion. The mobile units can be updated or reprogrammed over the air, and the system's back office software is web-based with an XML interface for integration with a variety of legacy systems.
Software developer TMW Systems will hold its 14th annual user group on Sept. 12-16 in Cleveland. Open to customers and interested fleets, it will feature over 100 seminars and a technology display with more than 35 TMW partners. www.tmwsystems.com
Asset-management software company Peregrine Systems Inc. has agreed to buy rival Remedy Corp. for $1.08 billion in cash and stock. Peregrine's software is also used by businesses to exchange goods, while Remedy makes help-desk and customer-service programs. Peregrine says the acquisition is expected to be finalized in late August or early September.
Internet logistics company FreightMatrix has announced that free spot-market freight matching and parcel shipment management services are now available on its web site. The company has also announced the availability of a new logistics services suite, which is targeted at midmarket shippers and motor carriers. www.freightmatrix.com
Psion PLC of Mississauga, Ontario, has formed a new company to provide wireless local area network (WLAN) specification, installation and management services on a global basis. Signa Services will draw on Psion's Teklogix technology and expertise in wireless networking to offer corporate customers and system integration partners tailored hardware-neutral, WLAN solutions.
Schneider National Inc. has signed a multiyear contract with Comdata Corp. that will provide paperless fuel tax reporting for its entire 12,500-truck fleet. The fleet had been managing its fuel tax reporting in-house. Terms were not released, but Comdata says it believes it is “the largest outsourcing agreement ever reached in the ground fleet transportation industry for fuel tax reporting services.”
Jet Corr, the private fleet division of Pratt Industries, will install @Track Communications' TrackWare untethered trailer tracking systems in more than 300 trailers. In addition to location monitoring, Jet Corr will use optional sensors to capture critical trailer and load status information.
CAPS Logistics, Atlanta, chose D/C Expo as the venue for the introduction of their new management team, headed by Ed Daihl, president, and Mike Allocco, vp-sales and marketing. CAPS also formally announced its new Invensys ownership.
MicroAnalytics and NJ-based Dynamic Mobile Data have announced a strategic partnership to provide a “completely optimized” solution for distribution operations. When completed, the product's interface is intended to let users respond more effectively to delivery schedule changes or other conditions by identifying current vehicle locations and available alternative routes.
Prophesy Transportation Solutions, based in Bloomfield, CT, recently announced the availability of a new web hosting and design service for businesses operating truck fleets. According to the company, the complete package is available for a single fee of $595.
Atlanta-based SMC3, a provider of transportation pricing, data and technology, recently introduced its new Intranet Rating System, called “iRater,” which runs on a Windows NT server.”
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