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East Central Energy (ECE), an MN-based utility company, has installed Arsenault Associate's Dossier maintenance management software for its fleet of utility and service vehicles. ECE is an electric cooperative providing electric, Internet and long-distance services to homes, farms and businesses in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The company serves more than 56,000 customers in

East Central Energy (ECE), an MN-based utility company, has installed Arsenault Associate's Dossier maintenance management software for its fleet of utility and service vehicles. ECE is an electric cooperative providing electric, Internet and long-distance services to homes, farms and businesses in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. The company serves more than 56,000 customers in 12 counties and operates a fleet of 185 vehicles.

Fuel purchase optimization can now be accessed directly through PC*Miler routing and mileage software under a new partnership between ALK Technologies and Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC). The partnership will provide users with efficient routes and driving instructions that include optimized fuel buying instructions along the route. www.alk.com

Version 7 of Squarerigger's SQ 7 Fleet Maintenance Information System supports PocketPC handheld devices and wireless networking. It also includes improved parts purchasing and management features. www.squarerigger.com

Transcore has signed a 5-yr. agreement with Telenor Satellite Services to serve as the distributor of Transcore's GlobalWave asset tracking products in Europe. The GlobalWave system uses the Inmarsat satellite communications network.

USA Logistic Carriers, a Texas-based carrier specializing in service for crossborder Maquila industries, is installing the SkyBitz trailer tracking system on more than 1,500 trailers in North American service, cutting average trailer idle time to under two days.

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