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Cancom deals provide fuel, mileage and routing solutionsCancom Tracking has entered into an agreement with Turnpike Global Technologies of Stoney Creek, Ontario, to provide TurnpikeDirect automatic fu...


Cancom deals provide fuel, mileage and routing solutions

Cancom Tracking has entered into an agreement with Turnpike Global Technologies of Stoney Creek, Ontario, to provide TurnpikeDirect automatic fuel and mileage tax reporting to the TL, LTL and private fleet markets.

TurnpikeDirect is an Internet-based system that provides a framework to deploy applications that compliment Cancom’s existing products and services. Turnpike’s automated processing centre combined with Cancom’s satellite-based system determines miles driven by state/province, by truck and by fleet.

Turnpike’s Fuel and Mileage Tax service eliminates the time spent generating IFTA and state mileage tax reports by processing the data points provided by Cancom’s OmniTRACS solution. Internet applications compile, audit and store the data preparing it for reporting and inquiries. By automating both fuel and mileage collection, the system provides all necessary reports in both kilometres and miles, which are accessed via a secure Internet site. Quarterly rates and software upgrades are automatically added as they become available.

In another announcement, Cancom Tracking has entered into an agreement with Maptuit Corp. of Toronto to resell the Maptuit FleetNav suite of services into the TL, LTL and private fleet markets.

FleetNav is a navigation service that, when deployed with Cancom’s OmniTRACS technology, provides routing and driving instructions directly to drivers in their cabs. Maptuit FleetNav calculates the shortest and most expeditious way to travel on roads within North America. It integrates with Cancom’s standard driver interfaces and MVPc wireless technologies to provide door-to-door routes, travel time estimates, and directions.

Descartes introduces real-time financial settlement for routing

The Descartes Systems Group is introducing MobileLink: Commerce, a wireless routing and scheduling application for real-time event management and financial settlement in delivery operations.

Designed as an upgrade to Descartes’ existing Routing and Scheduling solutions, MobileLink: Commerce is available for use with either Descartes Roadshow or Fleetwise logistics software.

Aimed at direct delivery operations such as home office delivery services, online storefront delivery services and direct store delivery services, the software synchronizes delivery and payment events with customer service and billing systems at point of delivery.

Route drivers are able to capture signatures for proof-of-delivery, settle payment for goods and print invoices on demand.

MobileLink: Commerce can also identify and report order problems in real-time to customer service and distribution support organizations.

Rand McNally’s software bundled with fuel optimization

Rand McNally’s Transportation Data Management subsidiary and Integrated Decision Support Corp. (IDSC) have teamed up to provide Fuel Advice, a fuel optimized routing solution for small fleets.

The ASP solution will provide a route using Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute Deluxe software, which indicates the least expensive route based on current fuel prices.

Fuel Advice can also provide fuel-optimized routes through a dispatch interface system, mobile communications to cab, or wireless handheld devices.

IntelliRoute software is also used as the primary routing software for IDSC’s Expert Fuel software system, marketed to larger carriers.

Shiftlogic SL5 claimed to reinvent HR management

Montreal’s AD OPT Technologies, a developer and vendor of workforce management solutions, has launched the latest version of the ShiftLogic human resource planning (EHRP) system.

“An essential component to an organization’s human resource planning strategy, ShiftLogic SL5 is a suitable solution for a wide range of labor-intensive industries, including transportation, among others,” said Tom Ivaskiv, President and CEO of AD OPT Technologies.

Modular by nature, SL5 grants organizations the flexibility to select the modules required to enhance the productivity of their operations.

With an open architecture based on Java technology, SL5 can be integrated with attendance hardware and ERP systems currently in place. By implementing SL5, organizations can optimize shift deployment and human resource utilization, ensuring that adequate coverage is maintained. Managers can automate and improve their operations management, providing extensive and comprehensive real-time information on direct labor costs, the company claims.


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