In Brief

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Updated Jan 21, 2010

Xata Corp. ( will roll out next-generation Fleet Performance Management (FPM) applications and a new onboard computer to enable its fleet optimization solutions for the for-hire trucking market. A trailer-tracking-and-reporting tool is scheduled for release in late 2009, followed by electronic, graphical driver logs in early 2010. Later in 2010, Xata plans to deliver a complete reporting and analytics package.

Qualcomm ( and Wandering WiFi announced an alliance to deliver a new Premium Wi-Fi Service on Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200) via Wandering WiFi’s network of 700-plus Wi-Fi truckstop hotspots.

PeopleNet ( announced that Dart Transit Co. is installing its Internet-based and integrated onboard computing and mobile communications system. PeopleNet also announced that its PerformX engine monitoring system is fully compatible with Hino engines in their medium-duty trucks, model years 2008-2010.

Xerox Corp. and Affiliated Computer Services – providers of ACS TripPak Services ( – announced a definitive agreement for Xerox to acquire ACS in a cash-and-stock transaction.

GE Asset Intelligence ( announced that Star Leasing selected its VeriWise trailer tracking for its fleet of lease and rental trailers.

SkyBitz ( will offer cellular-based GPS tracking options by leveraging the KORE Telematics network.

CarrierWeb ( added new features to its electronic onboard recording system for electronic logs, LogsManager. Drivers can review their status on in-cab displays, and dispatchers can monitor driver availability via the CarrierWeb customer website.