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Maptuit Corp.'s FleetNav routing system is being added to options available for fleets using Qualcomm's OmniTRACS satellite-based wireless communications system. Among its features, FleetNav can provide drivers with street-level text directions based on OmniTRACS' GPS position information. The system also calculates least-cost routing and can automatically alert dispatchers when a truck deviates from

Maptuit Corp.'s FleetNav routing system is being added to options available for fleets using Qualcomm's OmniTRACS satellite-based wireless communications system. Among its features, FleetNav can provide drivers with street-level text directions based on OmniTRACS' GPS position information. The system also calculates least-cost routing and can automatically alert dispatchers when a truck deviates from its assigned route. www.maptuit.com

Summary Systems Inc. has signed an agreement with Verizon Wireless to add wireless digital data and voice communications to its onboard computer systems. The land-based national Verizon wireless network offers analog backup if digital service is not available. Summary says it will offer a one-rate data/voice plan that includes long distance and roaming charges. www.summarysystems.com

Arsenault Assocs. will hold the annual Dossier32 Fleet Maintenance Software users group at Harrah's Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on Oct. 23 and 24. The two-day event will include training sessions for the newest release and a pre-development review of proposed enhancements. www.truckfleet.com

Drop boxes for TripPak Express are being installed in truckstops across Canada, according to the company. The boxes, currently in over 1,000 U.S. truckstops, provide loc-cost express pick up and delivery of driver documents. www.trippak.com.

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