Dispatching to prevent the Zombie Apocalypse?

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Ready to fight the zombies, Driver Dan?DALLAS, TX – Just in time for Halloween, or maybe the latest season of the Walking Dead, Omnitracs has launched the Zombie Dispatch game to illustrate ways fleets can become more efficient.

The video game is set in the aftermath of a zombie outbreak, when players have to make their way through debris and damaged vehicles while delivering a cure to the hospital.

“We created Zombie Dispatch as a way to have a little fun around Halloween, and to help make drivers and fleet operators aware of some of the many products and solutions available to them,” said Jim Gardner, vice president – marketing. “While Zombies aren’t real, the critical challenges facing the trucking industry are downright scary. We recognize that trucking and truck drivers are the lynchpin of the economy.”

Frost and Sullivan research suggests that connecting trucks can save 30 minutes a day in labor costs, reduce fuel costs by 25%, and boost vehicle utilization up to 20%. The question is … can they help to protect us from a Zombie Apocalypse?

Omnitracs software supports more than 50,000 private and for-hire fleet customers in more than 70 countries.

Zombie Dispatch can be found at www.playzombiedispatch.com, and is optimized for desktops and mobile devices.


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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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