Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Con-way Truckload (NYSE: CNW), a leading full-load freight transportation company serving North America, today announced plans to convert Con-way Truckload's entire fleet of tractors to Qualcomm's next-generation OmniVision™ mobile computing platform. Con-way Truckload selected the system for its flexibility and variety of value-added services, and with the objective to improve operational performance and customer service while enhancing the quality of life for its drivers.
“After examining several different mobile computing options and asking our drivers for input, the clear choice was Qualcomm's OmniVision system - hands down,” said Herb Schmidt, president of Con-way Truckload. “The Qualcomm system offered the best overall solution for our drivers and our fleet. We are committed to improving the driver experience and service for our customers; the Qualcomm system will help us achieve both of these goals.”
With the OmniVision system, drivers enjoy a color, touch-screen display and text-to-speech messaging for easy access to critical information. The text-to-speech feature helps improve driver safety and productivity by eliminating the need to pull over and stop the vehicle to read a text message. The system also uses over-the-air programming for upgrades so that the truck does not have to be pulled off the road to receive the benefit of software updates. These features and more help improve operational performance and enhance the quality of life of professional truck drivers.
“We're proud that Con-way chose the OmniVision system,” said Norm Ellis, vice president and general manager of transportation and logistics for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “We've always regarded Con-way as a leading freight transportation company and the fact that their drivers had a voice in the decision to choose Qualcomm speaks volumes to us.”
The OmniVision mobile computing platform is an integrated system consisting of software, hardware and network infrastructure, enabling delivery of two-way data communications and value-added services to enterprises in a mobile environment. The OmniVision system for transportation incorporates industry-specific capabilities and features, including a growing number of value-added services.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services (QES), formerly known as Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions, has provided integrated wireless systems and services to businesses around the world. QES delivers the actionable information businesses seek in order to operate at peak performance and improve the quality of life for its customers, their employees and the entire value chain. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services enable QES to meet the increasingly complex needs of many industries, such as mobile enterprise, transportation and logistics, construction equipment, manufacturing and healthcare. QES' customer focus is based on the knowledge that leveraging technology is critical to creating business insight that helps clients achieve their vision.
About Con-way Truckload
Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload is an operating company of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) and a leading provider of expedited, time-definite full-truckload transportation services across North America. Formerly Contract Freighters, Inc. (CFI), Con-way Truckload today employs over 3,000 drivers with a fleet of more than 2,700 tractors and 8,600 trailers operating throughout the United States as well as internationally in Mexico and Canada. The company provides full-truckload transportation serving the transcontinental shipping needs of commercial and industrial businesses as well as sister company Con-way Freight. For more about Con-way Truckload, visit us on the Web at www.con-way.com/truckload or call (800) 641-4747.
Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and global logistics company and FORTUNE magazine's “Most Admired Company” in transportation and logistics for 2007.
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 2007 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.