Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Schneider National, a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, today announced that Schneider will deploy Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200) fleet-wide. MCP200 is designed to increase transportation company revenue by enabling drivers to provide better customer service and enhancing in-cab productivity.
Schneider has chosen the MCP200 series because the platform automatically delivers critical information to the driver while in the cab, including critical training, targeted customer information and relevant back-office data. Schneider expects to convert its entire fleet to MCP200 by October 2010.
Qualcomm and Schneider first partnered more than 20 years ago to transform the way the transportation and logistics industry conducts business. In 1988, Schneider selected and implemented Qualcomm's OmniTRACS® mobile information system, becoming the first transportation company to implement a comprehensive fleet management solution.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Schneider once again to transform the way our customers operate their business, adding higher levels of customer service and driver productivity with MCP200,” said Bob Walton, president of Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Schneider's selection of MCP200 for their entire fleet demonstrates their confidence in Qualcomm solutions, and both companies' desire to collaborate far into the future.”
“Our long-term relationship with Qualcomm was founded on our shared commitment to technology innovation and leadership,” said Chris Lofgren, president and CEO of Schneider. “Our fleet-wide adoption of MCP200 further illustrates the success we have accomplished together and our mutual desire to continue to improve fleet management solutions for the transportation and logistics industry.”
The MCP200 delivers an expanded set of award-winning Qualcomm Transportation Services, adding in-cab video training, Internet access and multi-mode capability. The MCP200 Series enables fleets to effectively transform their cabs into mobile operations centers. The platform automatically delivers information to drivers when they need it and prompts them for key data that integrates with Schneider's back-office systems, improving customer service and operational efficiency. Business-critical activities that have previously been confined to a corporate office, field service center or driver kiosk can now be completed conveniently and efficiently inside the cab.
“We are excited that Schneider, a recognized industry leader, has elected to renew their long-term relationship with Qualcomm by choosing our leading-edge platform, and we look forward to working with them as we drive the industry to new, enhanced levels of functionality and performance,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and service for Qualcomm Enterprise Services.
“We believe the MCP200 platform will fundamentally change the information flow between the driver and back office, allowing Schneider to further differentiate itself in the market,” said Judy Lemke, executive vice president and chief information officer of Schneider.
With the enhanced availability of company information and client-specific instructions, drivers can make more productive use of non-driving downtime and be more self-sufficient. With these expanded in-cab capabilities, Schneider's drivers can better serve their customers with real-time instructions, making them a true extension of business operations, which will improve customer and driver satisfaction.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of transportation and logistics services, enhancing the standard of living worldwide. The nation's largest truckload carrier, Schneider serves more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies and offers the broadest portfolio of services to small, medium and global shippers across the globe. The company's transportation and logistics solutions include van/truckload, dedicated, expedited, bulk, western regional, intermodal, transportation management, freight brokerage, air/ocean freight forwarding, customs house brokerage, transloading and distribution, supply chain management, supply chain advisory services, and freight audit and payment (Europe). Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 billion company, Schneider National employs 21,400 transportation and logistics experts worldwide, including operations in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.schneider.com.
Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers integrated wireless systems and services that enable businesses around the world to operate at peak performance. The division provides comprehensive wireless solutions and services, including two-way data communications systems, productivity-enhancing applications, global mobile data management, enterprise-level consulting and managed network services for the expanding wireless world for everything wirelessly connected. Qualcomm's world-class technology infrastructure, customer focus and professional services help enterprise customers succeed and thrive.
Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) 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 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit www.qualcomm.com.