BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and MINNEAPOLIS — Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G wireless network, and XATA Corporation (NASDAQ: XATA), a leader in fleet optimization software and services, today announced that the XATA Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers. The new solution is designed to help companies better comply with Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010), a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative designed to reduce commercial motor vehicle-related accidents.
“This is a critical software update,” said Benigno Gonzalez, vice president – enterprise operations for Verizon Wireless. “With XATA’s CSA 2010 fleet management and compliance tools now available on the nation’s most reliable wireless network, customers will have the driver and fleet information they need to help keep their employees safe.”
Verizon Wireless enterprise customers can easily access XATA Turnpike’s compliance tools, which include:
- Electronic Logs – help prevent hours-of-service violations
- Electronic Inspections – facilitate the prevention of vehicle-maintenance violations
- Speed Management – provide insight into driver speed versus posted speed-by-road
- CSA Risk Scorecards – allow for better management of overall driver performance
- Driving Behavior Alerts – help to better prevent out-of-service violations
The solution is compatible with a selection of devices, including some BlackBerry® smartphones. XATA Turnpike was identified by the FMCSA in early 2010 as the lowest-cost electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) solution. XATA Turnpike also offers a flexible platform, enabling fleets to integrate data with the third-party applications they are already using to manage their ongoing operations.
“The impact of CSA 2010 on a fleet’s operations is enormous, so companies and drivers need to be well prepared,” said Christian Schenk, vice president, product marketing, XATA Corporation. “With XATA Turnpike, Verizon Wireless customers will benefit from our industry and product expertise to help ensure CSA 2010 compliance and to better manage their trucks and drivers.”
Verizon offers wireless and wireline products and services that provide small businesses, enterprise and government customers in a variety of industries with the networking capabilities they require to keep their organizations running at top speed, today and in the future. For more information about Verizon products and services designed for businesses, visit www.verizonwireless.com/business.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.
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.