Press Release

Qualcomm Hours of Service Electronic On-Board Recording Application Now Available for Its OmniTRACS® Mobile Communication Solution

System Complies with U. S. Department of Transportation Regulations on Automated On-Board Recording Devices

Oct 17, 2005SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in providing mobile communication solutions to the transportation and logistics industry, today announced that its Qualcomm Hours of Service application is now available to the transportation and logistics industry. Qualcomm aligned commercial release of the application to ensure customers would have a tool that is fully compliant with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) recently revised hours of service rules.

Understanding that improving dispatch decisions helps increase productivity and maximize miles per truck per day, Qualcomm designed its Hours of Service application as a proactive management tool to help fleets optimize dispatch assignments by providing accurate, up-to-date driver availability information to the load planning process. Early feedback from test users indicates Qualcomm has achieved a primary design goal for the application-driver ease-of-use.

"Qualcomm is proud to offer a complete, easy-to-use system to help customers improve regulatory compliance through the creation of automated, accurate hours-of-service logs," said Joan Waltman, president of Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. "Qualcomm's commitment to our customers' success means that we are always looking for ways to help improve our customers' business. The Hours of Service application allows our customers to benefit from automated documentation of DOT compliance, as well as from functions that significantly help increase the productivity and efficiency of drivers, dispatchers and load planners."

Qualcomm's Hours of Service application features:

  • Up-to-date driver availability calculation based on automatic driving time detection using vehicle sensor data, minimizing driver interaction and data entry
  • Web interface for review of driver status, availability and reports
  • Automatic hours of service reports for driver management and safety audits
  • Near real-time notification to drivers and dispatch of impending or actual violations
  • Support hotline available for roadside inspections 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Qualcomm's Hours of Service application is for use with the OmniTRACS solution and complies with section 395.15 of U.S. DOT regulations governing the use of electronic on-board recorders to document compliance with DOT hours of service regulations. As a web-based software service, the information is delivered to the dispatch system via a web interface or can be viewed online with a web browser.

The automated record keeping system helps reduce costs substantially by eliminating manual maintenance and processing of paper logs, as well as by mitigating driver violations and fines associated with non-compliance. Up-front investment and driver training before deployment are minimized because the Hours of Service application runs on the OmniTRACS platform. Additionally, customers choosing Qualcomm's Hours of Service application know that they can be confident in the security and privacy of their information.

Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS solution provided transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing logistics. Today Qualcomm is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions with Network Operations Centers that process more than nine million transactions each day. Qualcomm has shipped more than 624,000 mobile systems to businesses in 39 countries on four continents.

Qualcomm Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

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