During its recent Annual Conference, Sylectus, a strategic business unit of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, announced that it has expanded its web-based Transportation Management Software (TMS) network to include partner fleets and carriers that specialize in North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) services. By accessing Sylectus’ network of NAFTA partners, fleets can now expand into new, international markets by serving customers that need to transport freight across the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders.
Small-to-medium sized for-hire fleets and larger, private fleets can benefit from Sylectus’ NAFTA Alliance network in the following key ways:
• Serves as extension of Sylectus’ existing TMS network: expands the Sylectus network to include partners in other international countries, immediately giving existing Sylectus customers access to those new markets so they can then leverage the resources and expertise of those partners to their fullest advantage
• Helps fleets navigate requirements more easily within other geographies: collaborating with companies that already understand how to effectively navigate its local geographies, transportation laws, customs requirements and cultural differences can help fleets and their drivers avoid significant ramifications and mitigate risks
• Provides near real-time tracking of fleet loads: fleets that may not already have the ability to track the location and status of loads across international borders can now do so in real time by utilizing their partner’s on-board telematics system
“Managing fleet operations across international borders involves a thorough and specialized understanding of country-specific compliance issues, customs clearance and paperwork requirements, cultural differences and local transportation laws,” said Stuart Sutton, senior director at Qualcomm Enterprise Services and general manager of Sylectus. “We have found that many of our customers lack the resources and experience in NAFTA services and are therefore forced to turn away opportunities that would have otherwise positively impacted their bottom line. By adding NAFTA coverage to the Sylectus network, our customers can now easily serve their respective customers across North America by leveraging the resources of partner fleets with this knowledge.”
The Sylectus NAFTA network is available as an optional TMS module designed for small-to-medium sized fleets and larger, private fleets. For more information, please visit Sylectus’ website. The Sylectus Annual Conference was held Feb. 10-12, 2012 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. During this two-day symposium, fleet industry thought leaders presented the latest information about best practices, innovations and strategies to improve business operations.
Sylectus, a strategic business unit of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, provides web-based transportation management software (TMS) that allows competing companies to collaborate and share resources in order to take on bigger jobs, streamline operations and increase profitability.
As trucking’s most powerful network, Sylectus offers flexible options to meet exact customer needs, ranging from a simple community load board for sharing trucks and loads to a comprehensive TMS solution including dispatch, rating, billing, driver settlements and reporting. Integrated with many leading technologies, Sylectus also provides a TMS for private fleets and private fleet networks.
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 1.5 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 Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website.
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