Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in providing business-to-business wireless solutions, today announced that AVERITT, a leading freight and supply chain management provider, is one of the first major providers of truckload and less-than-truckload (ltl) transportation to implement an end-to-end solution using Qualcomm's OmniTRACS and OmniExpress mobile communications systems.
AVERITT selected Qualcomm for its entire fleet of trucks, service centers and headquarters to improve fleet communications, productivity and operational efficiency. The fleet includes ltl, truckload and dedicated fleet account tractors. The truckload operations were using the OmniTRACS mobile communications system when AVERITT decided to expand the use of mobile communications within its operations. AVERITT's decision to install OmniExpress systems and additional OmniTRACS units for a combined-system solution will help improve shipment visibility for logistics planning and reduce time and administration costs for AVERITT's customers.
“AVERITT is a leader in their field, and like Qualcomm, they're always looking for ways to improve services and pass savings on to their customers,” said Norman L. Ellis, vice president and general manager for Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions. “Combining OmniTRACS and OmniExpress on their entire fleet and at their service centers will help AVERITT deliver a new level of service and added value.”
Qualcomm's OmniExpress system is a terrestrial-based digital wireless fleet management system designed expressly for carrier fleets and construction equipment companies that operate in North American metropolitan areas and main highway corridors. Qualcomm's OmniTRACS mobile communications system is a satellite-based wireless fleet management system with robust coverage throughout North America. Data from the two systems integrate across the board with AVERITT's dispatch, accounting and other operations software to provide a seamless, information-rich environment. AVERITT's combined-solution implementation across its truckload and ltl operations is among the largest in the industry.
“Our 3,500 trucks are now always connected at more than 100 locations, including our service centers, dedicated fleet accounts and corporate headquarters via a direct link to Qualcomm's network communications center for complete visibility throughout our company,” said David Henry, director of systems design of AVERITT. “The OmniTRACS and OmniExpress combined system provides better planning information for our customers - earlier, and with direct feeds into various optimization programs designed to provide service at reduced costs. Qualcomm's software provides a simple interface for data exchange between our drivers and host transportation management systems which allow us to seamlessly update our systems, around the clock.”
Established in 1971, AVERITT is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include less-than-truckload, truckload, time-critical, importing/exporting and supply chain management. Backed by successful execution for hundreds of customers, AVERITT's supply chain capabilities include dedicated fleet operations, warehouse management services and transportation management. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT or visit http://www.averittexpress.com/.
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.