DALLAS - AT&T announced the availability of three leading mobile transportation and dispatch management applications from Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation, enhancing AT&T's portfolio of fleet management solutions.
Available directly from AT&T, these services are designed to streamline operations, optimize fleet and mobile workforce performance and facilitate fleet operators' adherence with the CSA 2010 (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) initiative.
With these new applications, businesses can get valuable insight into fuel consumption, vehicle maintenance needs, asset location and more, while drivers can find destinations more easily to deliver products on time.
"Challenged by rapidly increasing operating costs, companies that routinely use vehicles need to manage their fleets more effectively than ever," said Chris Hill, vice president, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "That's why we're adding three new, efficiency-boosting solutions to our Fleet Management portfolio. Courier Complete from AT&T, Fleet Complete from AT&T and Xata Turnpike from AT&T will help our customers closely monitor all aspects of vehicle activity for enhanced productivity and cost savings."
The Complete Innovations and Xata Corporation products join AT&T's award-winning portfolio – ranked number one for Next-Generation Fleet Management Solutions by business decision-makers in 2010.(1)
Complete Innovations products from AT&T include two different solutions for different types of fleet, asset and mobile workforce needs:
Courier Complete from AT&T offers companies in the courier, messenger and distribution industries an easy-to-use solution for managing operations. With Courier Complete from AT&T, businesses can wirelessly dispatch services and track the location of deliveries, giving managers visibility into their operations. It provides unique, industry-specific capabilities that specifically address the needs of couriers, including electronic signature capture, mobile barcode scanning on packages and automated order scheduling.
Fleet Complete from AT&T is a comprehensive, GPS-based workforce, fleet and asset management solution for small and mid-size businesses. Proven to help lower operating costs and enhance efficiencies, Fleet Complete from AT&T allows users to monitor fleets in real time and analyze past data to check in on the productivity as well as the safety of drivers. Its detailed reporting system gives fleet managers insight into vehicle maintenance needs, idling times, out-of-route or unauthorized stops and more.
"With nearly 12 years' experience in providing GPS fleet tracking and mobile workforce solutions, we are confident that businesses across a variety of industries will embrace the benefits of Courier Complete and Fleet Complete from AT&T," said Tony Lourakis, CEO, Complete Innovations. "We are thrilled to launch these two mobile workforce and fleet management applications on the AT&T network."
Xata Turnpike from AT&T helps private and for-hire fleets and owner-operators to comply with CSA 2010, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative intended to reduce commercial motor vehicle-related accidents. Xata Turnpike makes it easy for businesses to abide by hours of service (HOS) and International Fuel Tax (IFTA) reporting requirements, while simultaneously helping them to optimize their fleets' performances. Users can install Xata Turnpike from AT&T in just minutes and then run the application on their existing mobile devices. Cost-effective and feature-rich, the Xata Turnpike solution recently won the Frost & Sullivan Price Performance Value Leadership Award for Commercial Vehicle Fleet Management.(2)
"The impact of CSA on a fleet's operations is enormous," said David Gagne, Chief Operating Officer, Xata. "In fact, the FMCSA estimates that 47.9 percent of carriers that received satisfactory ratings during the past five years would fail inspections under the new rules.(3) Xata Turnpike from AT&T is a simple and affordable way for companies and drivers to collect, see, sort and use driver and vehicle data to improve safety and compliance. And best of all, they can use their existing AT&T-enabled cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers."
Over the last several years, the number of companies using fleet management solutions has grown substantially, fueled by advanced technologies such as powerful smartphones, GPS location services and machine-to-machine solutions. Frost & Sullivan industry analysts noted in a 2010 report(4) that the subscriber base for Field Asset Management has increased from 1.4 million subscribers in 2008 to 2.4 million in 2010.
AT&T Fleet Management solutions help businesses get ahead of the curve with innovative wireless technologies for tracking and monitoring mobile assets.
(1) Frost & Sullivan, 2010 North America CXOs' Choice Award for Overall Best Next-Generation Fleet Management Brand, May 2010.
(2) Frost & Sullivan, 2010 North American Price Performance Value Leadership of the Year Award for Commercial Vehicle Fleet Management.
(3) U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 242, December 2008.
(4) Frost & Sullivan, 2010 North American Mobile Field Asset Management (FAM) Market, January 2010.
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