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Qualcomm reported in late October that it has shipped 450,000 mobile communications units worldwide. It says it also signed up 36 new U.S. carriers for its wireless fleet management service in the third quarter of 2003, including Builders Transportation, Dupre Transport, Oak Harbor Freight Lines and Wegmans Foodmarkets. Truckload carrier CalArk International of Mabelvale, AK, has adopted the Transflo

Qualcomm reported in late October that it has shipped 450,000 mobile communications units worldwide. It says it also signed up 36 new U.S. carriers for its wireless fleet management service in the third quarter of 2003, including Builders Transportation, Dupre Transport, Oak Harbor Freight Lines and Wegmans Foodmarkets.

Truckload carrier CalArk International of Mabelvale, AK, has adopted the Transflo document management system and begun using the Transflo Express truck stop scanning service, according to developer Pegasus TransTech. The scanning service and document system has improved administrative efficiency while also easing driver paperwork responsibilities, according to fleet controller Mike Cleveland.

EMS Technologies will integrate GeoFleet asset-tracking software with its PDT-100 packet data terminal, a self-contained transceiver and OBC offering mobile two-way communications in North America over a satellite network. GeoFleet developer Teletouch Communications says its software allows fleets to track multiple vehicles on a single screen, showing route histories and operating details such as speed, direction and heading. The software also supports geo-fencing, two-way communications and configurable alerts.

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