SAN DIEGO December 8, 1998 Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) a leader in wireless solutions for the transportation industry, today announced that Omaha, Neb.- based Cornhusker Motor Lines, Inc., has signed a contract to outfit their entire fleet with the OmniTRACS® mobile satellite communications and vehicle tracking system. Installation will be completed this month.
After thoroughly evaluating Qualcomm's OmniTRACS system against other communications providers, Cornhusker found Qualcomm's business solution the most reliable and cost effective while offering the widest range of products to meet their needs. Cornhusker plans to use the mobile information management system to achieve a higher level of customer service, and improve overall operating efficiencies and driver productivity.
"We looked at other mobile communications systems and determined Qualcomm offered the best technology and the most complete suite of products," said Ed Trout, president and chief executive officer of Cornhusker Motor Lines, Inc. and past chairman of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). "Qualcomm's solution had everything we wanted from wide coverage and improved driver safety to increased fleet productivity. More importantly, it's a company with an outstanding track record that is committed to both the success of its customers and to the transportation industry as a whole."
The OmniTRACS system will give Cornhusker a competitive edge in both the freight and driver market and at the same time enable them to reduce pay phone costs and to streamline operations such as load swapping. Cornhusker also plans to use the technology to get drivers home more often and give them quality rest time while on the road.
"We are pleased that Cornhusker took the time to assess all the alternatives and chose to outfit their fleet with our system," said Phil White, senior vice president and general manager of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions™. "We believe that our suite of products will enable them to significantly reduce costs and improve their day-to-day operations."
Established in 1980, Cornhusker Motor Lines, Inc. is a dry-van common and contract carrier operating in 48-states and Canada. Cornhusker's personnel, equipment and technology remains on the cutting edge of the transportation industry, enabling the Company to position itself to serve new customers and expand its facilities. For further information please visit the Company's web site athttp://www.cornhuskermotor.com/.
With over 250,000 OmniTRACS units sold worldwide, Qualcomm is the leading provider of mobile communications and information management systems to the transportation industry. Qualcomm currently has mobile terminals operating in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and China.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's major business areas include CDMA digital phones; Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs); wireless infrastructure; technology licensing; and satellite-based systems including OmniTRACS® and portions of the Globalstar™ system. Qualcomm is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm's fiscal 1998 revenues exceeded U.S. $3 billion. For more information, please visit the Company's web site athttp://www.qualcomm.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 27, 1998, and most recent Form 10-Q.
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Qualcomm and OmniTRACS are registered trademarks and service marks, and Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions is a trademark and service mark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated.