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The Automated Collections Processor from Pegasus TransTech routes past due accounts to collectors while assembling images of backup documents for overdue invoices. Information can also be sent automatically to customers via fax or email. Pegasus offers in-house and web-based ASP document management systems for truck fleets. www.transflo.com 318 ProfitMaker from Karmak is a PC-based parts and service

The Automated Collections Processor from Pegasus TransTech routes past due accounts to collectors while assembling images of backup documents for overdue invoices. Information can also be sent automatically to customers via fax or email. Pegasus offers in-house and web-based ASP document management systems for truck fleets. www.transflo.com
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ProfitMaker from Karmak is a PC-based parts and service management system for fleets and service shops. The program provides inventory and pricing control, automated ordering and receiving, and sales and repair invoicing, as well as tax, warranty, labor and other reports. The Windows-based program also works with QuickBooks 2001. www.karmak.com/profitmaker
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Gamber-Johnson LLC, the maker of vehicle computer mounting and docking systems, has earned the International Standardization Organization (ISO) 9001 quality standard. According to ISO, the 9001 standard is “an international consensus on good management practices with the aim of ensuring that an organization can consistently deliver products that meet customer expectations.”

Free access to 25 Dept. of Transportation forms required for driver interviews and hiring is available at Prophesy Transportation Solutions' web site (www.mile.com). Other free services offered at the site include mileage lookups, fuel optimization and load posting, as well as Prophesy software demos.

An electronic parts catalog for Ford Motor Co.'s commercial fleet customers is now available from Bell & Howell Publishing Services. Stored on a DVD-ROM, the catalog offer quick and accurate access to parts by name, number or diagram display. www.bellhowell.publishingservices.com
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Online training with a live trainer is available for Arsenault Assoc.'s Dossier32 maintenance software at www.truckfleet.com. The new web site feature allows the trainer to control the student's mouse as both go through a lesson. The site also offers one-on-one demonstrations by appointment. At the home page, visitors using America Online and CompuServe can select a version of the site optimized for their browsers.

The Internet Truckstop (www.truckstop.com) has purchased rival freight matching services AmericanLoadLink.com and USALoadLink.com from Studio Sixty-Six. The three sites were merged in late April.

Esso Home Comfort, a supplier of home heating oil, equipment and services in Canada, has announced it will outfit its entire service fleet with HP Jornada handheld computers and wireless connections from Mobile Computing Corp. (www.mobilecom.com). The new system will provide dynamic dispatching, two-way messaging, remote database inquiries and on-site customer invoicing.

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