Integrated Solution Automatically Sends Stop Location to Navigation Application, Reducing Manual Driver Entry and Guesswork in Route Selection SAN DIEGO
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, today announced that Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application offerings are now integrated with McLeod’s LoadMaster® Dispatch Software. The enhanced solution offers automatic stop-by-stop routing through the In-Cab Navigation applications, removing a driver’s need to manually enter addresses while improving a driver’s ease-of-use for next route selection. This integrated solution from Qualcomm and McLeod helps fleets ensure timely load delivery and reduce fuel consumption to improve the overall return on investment in using In-Cab Navigation.
Qualcomm collaborates with industry leading truck-specific navigation providers to deliver its In-Cab Navigation application, which provides up-to-date, interactive maps for dynamic truck routing with turn-by-turn directions. ALK Technologies’ CoPilot® Truck™ is available on Qualcomm’s MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200. NaviGo™ powered by Telogis® is available on the MCP100, MCP110 and MCP200. The integration of Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application with McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software allows fleets to enhance driver productivity by electronically sending stop location parameters directly from LoadMaster, a fully integrated trucking dispatch operations management system. Locations are automatically pulled to offer drivers truck route-approved directions, alleviating the guesswork in route selection and supporting on-time delivery schedules.
“With the integration of McLeod’s comprehensive trucking dispatch operations management system and Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application offerings, drivers no longer have to key-in address information to develop a route solution for their next stop—it’s automatically sent to their in-cab navigation,” said Robin Hamlin, third-party integration manager for McLeod Software. “This offers fleets an increased advantage when it comes to the safety and productivity of their drivers through the availability of detailed and accurate route information.”
“At Qualcomm, we continually look for ways to improve on-the-road experiences by advancing our solutions through ongoing collaboration with leading industry providers,” noted Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services, and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “By leveraging the automation capabilities of in-cab tools, fleets can improve both efficiency and the driver experience.”
This latest integrated offering is available immediately to fleets using Qualcomm’s mobile fleet management solutions and McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software. More information will be available in both the Qualcomm and McLeod booths at the 2012 McLeod Users Conference, Sept. 16-18, in Birmingham, Ala.
Visit Qualcomm’s website to learn more about leveraging in-cab navigation solutions to improve fleet operations.
About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation, brokerage, 3PL and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod’s advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies in all areas while reducing costs. McLeod Software’s integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, DocumentPower™ Enterprise, HirePower™ and the McLeod Freight Management Solutions product line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves truckload and LTL carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers throughout North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated fleet management applications, services and platforms to transportation and logistics companies around the world for nearly 25 years. As the most experienced provider in the industry, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers end-to-end solutions to help fleets improve safety and compliance, fuel management, mobile asset management, operational efficiency and customer service. It tailors fleet management solutions to meet the needs of for-hire and private fleet operations of all sizes and with needs ranging from basic compliance management to the most sophisticated business intelligence. As a division of Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is uniquely positioned among telematics solutions providers to innovate fleet management solutions that benefit from Qualcomm’s deep knowledge of mobile wireless technology and solutions. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has established an unrivaled track record of customer service that extends long past the initial sale. For more information, please visit Qualcomm Enterprise Services’ website, new “Qualcomm Road Ahead” blog and YouTube Channel: Driving Ahead.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G and next-generation mobile technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
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September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012