The fleet management company PHH Arval has agreed to market the web-based vehicle tracking, monitoring, messaging and routing services offered by @Road. Combining wireless data, GPS positioning and XML technologies, @Road currently has 35,000 subscribing vehicles using its Internet-based ASP fleet management tools. Go to www.atroad.com
Fleets using Cadec onboard computers now have password-protected Internet access to product documentation, online training, parts ordering, tips and a 24-hour help desk via a new web site, www.mycadec.com. Cadec's public site, www.cadec.com, now includes streaming-video product demos and links to its solution partners.
Nextel Communications has added a cable television field service application to its suite of wireless web services for business. TechConnect from DTS Innovis provides installers, technicians and other cable TV field workers with wireless access over the Nextel network to job and customer information stored in company customer management systems. Go to www.nextel.com
Version 2.6 of TruckStops Routing and Scheduling System adds routing capability and other management features for mixed pickup and drop-off fleet operations. It also adds better integration with Microsoft Excel. Go to www.bestroutes.com
Management software for home delivery fleets has been developed by Profit Tools of Newmarket, NH. The new applications automate scheduling, dispatching, tracking, billing and incentive pay programs for driver/installers that deliver, assemble and install household products for retailers. Go to www.profittools.net.
TMW Systems has added customized programming services to its AS/400 software offerings. Under an agreement with Add On Systems of Oklahoma City, fleets using TMW's TL2000 product can now quickly implement customized modules and integration projects on the AS/400 platform. Go to www.tmwsystems.com.
PC*Miler 15 from ALK Technologies Inc. adds locations for 4,000 facilities in Comdata's GeoFUEL truck stop network. The updated routing software also includes an expanded road miles database, drag-and-drop stop management, and enhanced capabilities for Internet applications, according to the company. Go to www.pcmiler.com.
TripPak Online, the Internet-based ASP offering overnight delivery of scanned documents, will develop an interface for log scanning services offered by Scanware. The new service will route scanned log images to both fleet safety departments for review and Scanware's LogScan software for automated audits. It will also store indexed log information in TripPak's data warehouse. Go to www.trippakonline.com.
MemTrak 4.0 from Fleet Master offers GPS vehicle tracking with remote data collection. The system automatically downloads stored information on vehicle routes, speeds, stops and other parameters to a PC when it comes within 300 ft. of a base antenna and receiver. Onboard hardware includes a small GPS/data transceiver and a roof-mounted antenna. Go to www.fleetmaster.net.