Trailer maker Wabash National Corp. and wireless-communications provider Terion Inc. report they will form a strategic alliance. The companies say they plan to co-develop and market advanced trailer management systems that will help improve vehicle utilization and productivity.
The "technology base" for the advanced systems would rest on Terion's FleetView trailer-monitoring system along with Wabash National's Smart Trailer electronic control and monitoring system.
According to the two firms, they plan to integrate "the equipment readiness and performance monitoring technologies of Wabash National with the trailer tracking, communications, and operational monitoring technologies of Terion.
The companies say any new systems developed by the alliance will be available both as OEM installations and retrofits.>TINew release for desktop routing program
ArcLogistics Route 2, a desktop routing and scheduling program from ESRI, offers improved geocoding tools, better street data, new route management options, and upgraded report capability.
Designed as a stand-alone routing tool for small and medium-size fleets, the newest version of ArcLogistics Route now includes elevations, one-way streets, physical turn restrictions, and calculated speed information in its street data for developing more accurate routes and schedules. Routing options now include renewal points for loading and unloading, special instructions for specific orders or vehicles, and more flexibility in setting route lengths.
Due to be released in early summer, ArcLogistics Route 2 operates on Windows 95/98 and NT/2000 platforms.