Innovative Computing Corp. will provide its customers with online Internet access to the planning and execution software solutions of Integrated Decision Support Corp. IES Access Plus with provide the application service provider (ASP) platform for delivering the Integrated solutions.
Metro Fuel Oil Corp., a New York fleet with 40 fuel tankers and 16 service vehicles, will use the GlobalGuard security communications system to monitor and control its trucks. Developed by Satellite Security Systems, GlobalGuard and its desktop management application FleetGuard can take control of a hijacked truck, shutting it down remotely.
Refrigerated and frozen food carrier Plains Transportation has added real-time tracking and two-way communications to its 165 tractors with the PeopleNet mobile communications system. Instant access to shipment data for customers and easy to install hardware were two key factors in the decision, according to Plains president Jane Gripp.
The Transportation and Logistics Division of Aether Systems Inc. has been awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification. The certification required meeting quality standards in the division's design, development, manufacture, installation and service of wireless data and location tracking systems.
Roberson Transportation of Mahomet, IL, has fitted its entire CX Truckload Van Division with the SkyBitz satellite-based trailer tracking system. Roberson operates 1,200 tractors and 1,700 trailers in dry van, specialized equipment and contract carriage.
PlanetTraks Inc., a new subsidiary of PlanetLink Communications Inc., has been created to commercialize and market the company's GPS tracking technologies. Its family of mobile location devices are designed to communicate in real-time over the new-generation GPRS cellular data network. www.plcweb.net
Expedited LTL specialist CrossCountry Courier has installed the Maddocks TruckMate for Windows software suite to manage its fleet of 125 straight trucks and 50 linehaul tractors. CCC operates 14 terminals, providing expedited service in North and South Dakota and Minnesota.