BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and MINNEAPOLIS — Verizon Wireless and XATA Turnpike, a division of XATA Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA), today announced the availability of XATA Turnpike’s RouteTracker fleet performance management solution to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers. Customers can streamline business processes with simplified billing as XATA Turnpike subscription fees are added directly to their Verizon Wireless bills.
“Enterprises across the board are looking to streamline fleet operations, both in the truck and in the office, to reduce costs and increase efficiency,” said Benigno Gonzalez, vice president-sales operations for Verizon Wireless. “XATA Turnpike’s solution on the nation’s most reliable wireless network provides our enterprise customers with a robust fleet performance management tool that optimizes operations plus the benefit of a single bill.”
XATA Turnpike’s RouteTracker device transmits Global Positioning System (GPS) and other important vehicle data to a wireless phone and sends the data back to a hosted website. Verizon Wireless customers can easily access XATA Turnpike on their Verizon Wireless handsets, providing fleet efficiencies such as Hours of Service (HOS) tracking and logging. XATA Turnpike offers a flexible computing platform that enables Verizon Wireless customers to integrate fleet and driver data with other third-party applications they are using so the data can be easily collected and analyzed for maximum fleet optimization.
“In today’s economic environment, efficiency is everything,” said Brendan Staub, senior vice president of sales, XATA Turnpike. “Verizon Wireless customers can now take advantage of XATA Turnpike’s low-cost solution to improve fleet operations and remain HOS compliant, all without adding an additional step to their accounting processes.”
For more information about Verizon Wireless’ products and services for business, visit www.verizonwireless.com or call a Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
For more information about XATA Turnpike, visit www.xataturnpike.com or call 1-800-790-9018.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Turnpike Global Technologies
Based in Toronto, ON, Turnpike Global Technologies provides simple solutions to the transportation industry that result in immediate cost savings. Turnpike has been recognized as the first company in North America to fully automate, from end-to-end, the fuel and mileage tax process required by the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA). Its RouteTracker, a fleet management device, connects directly to the engine diagnostic port of medium and heavy duty trucks to collect and report on operational statistics, GPS position and automate compliance information. RouteTracker interacts with various handheld devices using Bluetooth® as a wireless in-cab communication medium. The information collected by RouteTracker is made available to the end-user via web-based reporting. RouteTracker installation takes an average of only 10 minutes per truck. For more information, visit www.xataturnpike.com or call 1-800-790-9018.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, XATA Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA) is an expert in optimizing fleet operations by reducing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance for the trucking industry. With the introduction of XATANET in 2004, our customers now have access to vehicle data anywhere, anytime, through a fee-based subscription service. Our software and professional services help companies manage fleet operations, enhance driver safety and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction. XATA provides expert services to develop the business processes required to deliver the profitability, safety and service level demanded by today’s competitive transportation environments. XATA was the first company to introduce electronic driver logs and exception-based management reporting. For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282.