off the wire

June 1, 2007
Fleet management solutions provider @Road announced that SimplexGrinnell has agreed to deploy @Road's GeoManager MRM.

Fleet management solutions provider @Road announced that SimplexGrinnell has agreed to deploy @Road's GeoManager MRM. The mobile management system will provide location information and real-time visibility for SimpleGrinnell's 4,000 field service technicians. SimplexGrinnel is a provider of fire safety, security and healthcare communication systems with about two million customers and 150 offices in the U.S. and Canada.

TMW System, a provider of management software for the trucking industry, reports that electronic data interchange (EDI) use among its customers rose a record 23% in March compared with the same month last year. “We processed just over a record one billion characters,” says David Wangler, president & CEO of TMW System.

A new accounting module for Melton Technologies' Horizon suite of transportation and logistics applications will allow small to mid-size fleets to manage their own accounts, according to the developer. Horizon Enterprise Accounting software is a proprietary program employing trucking-specific cost-accounting practices, Melton says. It fully integrates with Horizon Billing and can generate reports from information gathered by any Horizon module.

Canadian TL carrier SLH Transport has installed the Truckload Coast Information System, an activity-based cost analysis tool from Transportation Costing Group. 300 company-owned tractors and 450 owner-operators work out of 15 SLH terminals.

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