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New device enables better communication (December 01, 2001)

HARTLAND, N.B. -- The Day & Ross Transportation Group's general freight division says it has picked up a new method...

HARTLAND, N.B. — The Day & Ross Transportation Group’s general freight division says it has picked up a new method of locating and communicating with drivers while on the road.

The Intouch Fleet Management system is a wireless communication package facilitating contact with truckers while on route, allowing Day & Ross dispatchers as well as family and friends to connect with the driver more easily.

Intouch also enables shippers and receivers to check the status of their delivery and allows dispatchers to forward data messages to truckers through the Internet and the wireless network.

The new technology will be installed in two phases. Two hundred systems have already been installed over the last two months and another 200 rigs will be equipped beginning in the new year.

The Intouch system functions on global positioning satellite technology, which permits dispatchers at a control centre to accurately determine the location of vehicles and interpret this information through an Internet based interface linked with all Day & Ross computer applications.

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