Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and TMW Systems, Inc., the leading software provider to the transportation services industry, today announced the integration of Qualcomm’s Hours of Service application (QHOS) with TMW’s Innovative IES® Enterprise Transportation Software. The joint solution allows for the synchronization of hours of service data between trucks on the road and the home office, helping fleets improve load planning and customer service. The integration will be available to customers as part of Innovative software release 9.3, scheduled for commercial launch in November 2011.
As a result of the integration of QHOS and TMW’s Innovative software, users benefit from an end-to-end solution that is compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) driver hours of service regulations, providing overall visibility and data synchronization into driver hours which will help carriers improve efficiency and productivity. Fleet managers will have visibility into available driving hours, including 11/14 and cumulative hours, and available duty hours by color coding within the Innovative software, resulting in better load planning. Data synchronization of driver and tractor information between the two systems reduces duplicate entry of data. With this integration, the QHOS driver log report will include tractor, bill of lading and trailer information directly from the Innovative software.
“Qualcomm is very excited to offer joint customers of Qualcomm Hours of Service and TMW’s Innovative IES the additional value of a fully integrated solution,” said Norm, Ellis, vice president of sales, services, and marketing at Qualcomm. “With enhanced synchronization between in-cab hours of service data and the back office, dispatchers and fleet managers can improve load planning, reduce duplicate entry of data, thereby improving efficiency and customer services.”
“TMW Innovative IES customers are eager to bring all crucial data streams into their on-site central or hosted system, providing them unprecedented visibility into their fleets locations and what business they are capable of accepting, at any given time,” said Ray West, vice president and general manager, Innovative. “Qualcomm’s long-standing expertise in creating and communicating real-time information gives Innovative IES an added component that is key to fleet safety and FMCSA compliance.”
QHOS is an electronic on-board recorder application that allows trucking companies to automate their driver logs, which can help improve fleet safety, regulatory compliance and driver productivity. QHOS provides near real-time monitoring of drivers’ hours, improves reporting accuracy and allows drivers to focus on driving safely and efficiently. Fleet managers and dispatchers can access driver availability information and reports, including duty status, driving time and remaining hours of service, all through a Web browser on Qualcomm’s web portal.
TMW’s Innovative IES, available as a hosted or on-premise solution, is an Enterprise Transportation system designed to join a carrier’s operational and financial systems under the command and control of one program, and incorporates operations, administration, safety, maintenance and many other modules for a completely integrated solution. Third-party modules, such as the QHOS, provide significant flexibility and customization opportunities for fleets of all types and sizes.
This integrated offering will be demonstrated in both the Qualcomm and TMW booths at the TMW TransForum 2011, Sept. 18-21 in Dallas, TX.
About TMW Systems
TMW Systems is the leading provider of enterprise software to transportation and logistics companies. TMW’s solutions address every aspect of for-hire and not-for-hire, asset and non-asset based operations. Customers include for-hire fleets, brokers, 3PLs and private fleets along with heavy-duty vehicle service centers. With offices in Cleveland, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Vancouver, TMW currently serves more than 2,000 customers managing over 500,000 power units and maintaining more than 1.7 million assets worldwide, including North America, Europe, China and Latin America. For more information, visit www.tmwsystems.com or call (800) 401-6682.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
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, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients with superior customer care and professional services. ABI Research ranked Qualcomm Enterprise Services No. 1 on its bi-annual Commercial Vehicle Telematics Vendor Matrix in three consecutive reports (2010, 2008 and 2006). For more information, please visit us at:
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