COMPETITION WATCH: Trimac to equip chemical division with QUALCOMM technology

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – QUALCOMM has announced that Trimac Transportation will equip the remainder of its U.S. chemical division fleet with QUALCOMM fleet management systems. QUALCOMM’s OmniTRACS mobile communication system has been installed on approximately half of Trimac’s chemical division fleet since 1990, including acquired fleets.

“QUALCOMM is committed to understanding and helping address the business needs of our customers,” said Norm Ellis, vice-president and general manager of transportation and logistics for QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions. “Tank truck carriers such as Trimac have unique challenges and opportunities, particularly given the hazardous nature of many of the commodities they transport. With fully integrated management systems, many of those challenges are better addressed and greater opportunities are realized.”

With more than 60 per cent of the chemical division’s loads qualifying as hazardous materials, Trimac officials say their decision to install QUALCOMM’s system is based in part on QUALCOMM’s approach to strategic partnering, customer relationship management and the company’s market leadership in the areas of safety and security solutions.

“Trimac’s commitment to safety influences every aspect of our business,” said Tom Connard, vice-president of the U.S. chemical division for Trimac. “We looked at several solutions, but we knew that with QUALCOMM, we’re investing in a proven solution for improved asset utilization and safety, and renewing a strategic partnership for the long term. QUALCOMM understands our business and will work closely with us to ensure our success.”

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