Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, today announced that Trimac Transportation Inc., one of the largest bulk tank carriers in North America, will equip the remainder of its U.S. chemical division fleet with Qualcomm fleet management systems. Qualcomm's OmniTRACS® mobile communication system has been installed on approximately half of Trimac's chemical division fleet since 1990, including acquired fleets.
“Qualcomm is committed to understanding and helping address the business needs of our customers,” said Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation and logistics for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “Tank truck carriers such as Trimac have unique challenges and opportunities, particularly given the hazardous nature of many of the commodities they transport. With fully integrated management systems, many of those challenges are better addressed and greater opportunities are realized.”
As North America's premier provider of services in the highway transportation of bulk commodities, Trimac has a long history of safely and securely handling a wide variety of loads. More than 60 percent of the chemical division's loads qualify as hazardous materials. Trimac's decision to complete the installation of Qualcomm systems throughout the entire chemical division fleet is based in part on Qualcomm's approach to strategic partnering, customer relationship management and the Company's market leadership in the areas of safety and security solutions. Also considered was the potential multiplied return on investment from fleet-wide implementation and integration.
“Trimac's commitment to safety influences every aspect of our business,” said Tom Connard, vice president of the U.S. chemical division for Trimac. “We looked at several solutions, but we knew that with Qualcomm, we're investing in a proven solution for improved asset utilization and safety, and renewing a strategic partnership for the long term. Qualcomm understands our business and will work closely with us to ensure our success.”
Qualcomm has helped the transportation industry become more efficient since 1988 when the introduction of the OmniTRACS system began providing transportation companies with an innovative and effective way of managing fleet logistics. Today Qualcomm is the industry's global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions, applications and services. Qualcomm has shipped more than 694,000 mobile systems to businesses in 39 countries on four continents. Processing more than 12.5 million data transactions daily, Qualcomm's Network Operations Centers are staffed by trained professionals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) 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 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.