Innovative University is an online training site established by Innovative Computer Corp. to provide on-demand training for fleet managers. Early offerings include industry business basics, dispatch functions for ICC's software and a course on mobile communications taught by a guest lecturer from Qualcomm.
WebMiler is a online commercial mileage, routing and mapping application from Prophesy. The browser-based system can be used to generate mileage reports, driving direction, driving times and street-level maps for commercial vehicles.
Fleet software developer TMW Systems says it has signed its 500th client and in the month of April alone added nearly 4,000 trucks to the 120,000 vehicles managed by its solutions. Eleven new customers in that one-month period included bulk, flatbed, van and private fleets, according to the company.
Drivers with email-capable cellphones or other wireless devices can now send and receive automatic updates and messages from fleet dispatchers with the Tailwind fleet management system.
Web-based Carrier411 Services Inc., a registry monitoring service, has released its new motor carrier rating system, allowing member brokers and shippers to post and read reports on experiences with carriers. It says it now monitors over 396,000 companies for changes in cargo or liability insurance or federal operating authority. www.carrier411.com
Two private fleets — Trinity Industries and General Aluminum — have installed the PeopleNet onboard computing and mobile communications systems, according to the company. A third private fleet, Shaw Industries, has added the company's onboard event recording (OER) to PeopleNet units used by its interplant hauling division. The new system feature offers second-by-second recorded data to help managers reconstruct accidents and review driver performance.
Penske Logistic Europe has chosen TWMSuite from TMW Systems as its enterprise management software. With fleet operations based in The Netherlands, it is a subsidiary of Penske Logistics.