Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Trimac Transportation U.S. today announced that Trimac will upgrade its fleet to Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 100 terrestrial series (MCP100T). Trimac cited its commitment to safety and evolving communication needs within the transportation industry as key drivers of its decision to upgrade to MCP100T.
Trimac is the nation’s third largest tank truck carrier based on gross revenues and the premier bulk transportation and logistics provider in North America. An industry leader in implementing vehicle telematics and information technology to improve fleet operations, Trimac first deployed Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS® mobile information system more than 15 years ago. Trimac’s commitment to safety is widely recognized and the company has received the National Tank Truck Carriers’ (NTTC) Outstanding Performance Trophy for Safety twice in the last seven years.
Trimac’s upgrade from Qualcomm’s OmniTRACS system to MCP100T will provide significant benefits to its operations. Onboard computing and related services such as Hours of Service, Critical Event Reporting and Performance Monitoring, which can help enhance vehicle safety, were primary factors in Trimac’s selection of the MCP100T. The MCP100T’s text-to-speech capability and in-motion user interface represent additional safety features attractive to Trimac.
“Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform series is being rapidly adopted within the transportation and logistics market,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “Trimac’s decision to upgrade to MCP100T to meet their future mobile computing needs is a testament to our strategic alliance and their commitment to leveraging best-in-class wireless technology to continue to improve the safety and efficiency of their fleet.”
“Trimac prides itself on being a technology and safety leader in the industry,” said Jeff McCaig, chairman and CEO of Trimac. “We carefully considered Qualcomm’s complete suite of mobile computing platforms and MCP100T was the best solution to help us move our business forward.”
The Trimac Group of companies are in the business of providing truck transportation, as well as
related distribution and management services, throughout North America. Founded in 1945, Trimac is North America’s premier provider of services in highway transportation of bulk commodities. More information about Trimac is available at www.trimac.com.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients.
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.