Rand McNally and McLeod Team Up to Deliver Hours of Service Application
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Press release date: September 26, 2011
TruckPC now integrates with LoadMaster® Software
CHICAGO - At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago today Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND(TM) 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster® Enterprise and Powerbroker(TM) Version 10.3 applications.
Rand McNally's TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition in-vehicle mobile communications products provide McLeod's Enterprise Software with the position of the vehicle, messaging capabilities between the cab and dispatch, and detailed hours of service (HOS) information for each driver. Using the HOS information, LoadMaster can optimize dispatch operations by matching loads with driver that have available time. The integration also includes scanning documents from the cab to Loadmaster's image management system.
"Rand McNally has invested significantly to bring state-of-the art mobile communications devices TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition to the transportation industry. The linking of the hundreds of available data points such as driver Hours of Service that we bring back to the operation through the McLeod interface provide our mutual customers with the information they need to make informed business decisions, assist in regulatory compliance and help control CSA scores," stated Jim Rodi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications at Rand McNally.
Rand McNally has been an integration partner of McLeod Software for more than 15 years.
"Rand McNally has been a valued partner over the decades, providing mileage and routing engines that are integrated with our trucking and brokerage applications. This new integration with the TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition is an exciting addition that will help meet the needs of the industry in matching trucks to available drivers," said Tom McLeod, CEO of McLeod Software.
For more information on Rand McNally's mobile communications products, or the Loadmaster integration, contact 1-800-641-RAND (7263).
About Rand McNally - Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Road travel review site BestoftheRoad.com; Interactive travel referral service, Tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; and TripMaker® RVND(TM) GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC and the TND 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. www.RandMcNally.com
IntelliRoute, TripMaker and Rand McNally are registered trademarks and RVND and TND are trademarks of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.
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McLeod Software is a leading provider of transportation, brokerage and document management systems. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod's advanced management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies in all areas while reducing costs. McLeod Software's integrated best-in-class software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker(TM), DocumentPower(TM) Enterprise, HirePower(TM) and the McLeod Freight Management Solutions product line. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves truckload and LTL carriers, freight brokers, 3PLs, and shippers throughout North America. For more information, contact McLeod Software toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit www.McLeodSoftware.com.
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