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Teletrac Wins FMCSA Contract for Cross-Border Long-Haul Trucking Program
Oct 06, 2011 (04:10 PM EDT)

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Teletrac, a leading provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking industry since 1988, today announced it has been selected by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide its award-winning Fleet Director® GPS fleet tracking and Hours of Service (HOS) software to FMCSA for its United StatesMexico cross-border, long-haul trucking pilot program. As indicated in the FMCSA Federal Register Notice, all Mexican carrier trucks designated for inclusion in the program will be equipped with a GPS and HOS services electronic monitoring device.  The Company's flagship solution, Fleet Director®, is fully compliant with current FMCSA regulations for vehicle and driver monitoring.

"Teletrac has a proven track record of delivering advanced telematics solutions that give carriers powerful control over fleet operations to improve safety, control costs, mitigate risks and ensure compliance," stated Drew Hamilton, executive vice president, Teletrac. "We are extremely pleased that officials of FMCSA have chosen to partner with us and are confident that our solution set, expert resources that can deliver training in Spanish, plus headquarters in California and large operations in Texas, will play a vital role in supporting FMCSA."

Fleet Director integrates GPS location tracking and an electronic on-board recorder plus other advanced features to capture, correlate, and archive all HOS data, from "total time driving since last qualified rest" to all underlying information such as driver, vehicle, trailer, shipper, driver status, date, time—all saved as a permanent electronic log.  Additionally, a powerful set of 30 standard and customizable reports provides full documentation to analyze carriers' operations and safety performance.

Through the use of its geo-fencing technology that provides vehicle location data relative to specified geographic landmarks, Teletrac will track trucks participating in the pilot along designated routes and within pre-defined boundaries, to monitor driver adherence to program parameters and safety standards.  Further, this technology enables automated status updates to back office systems, providing validated, time-stamped records of vehicle activity.

About Teletrac and Fleet Director

Already proven and trusted by more than 10,000 fleets of all sizes and tracking more than 200,000 vehicles, Teletrac saves fleet owners time, money, and reduces their carbon footprint. Teletrac customers report up to 30% lower fuel usage, an average of 15% less driver overtime, 12% higher productivity and less unauthorized vehicle use.

SOURCE Teletrac