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McLeod Software (www.mcleodsoftware.com) now provides an interface for its LoadMaster dispatch system to Integrated Decision Support Corp.’s Fuel Advice ASP fuel optimization service (www.fueladvice.com).

Vistar Datacom (www.vistardata.com) announced that Western Canadian trucking company Coastal Pacific Xpress will use Vistar’s GlobalWave MT2000 terminals to track and monitor 200 refrigerated truck trailers carrying fresh fish and other perishable foodstuffs within North America.

Maddocks Systems (www.maddocks.ca) reported that more than 30 transportation companies selected its TruckMate for Windows trucking software solution during the first half of 2002.

PeopleNet Communications (www.peoplenetonline.com) said that during the first six months of this year it signed on more than 50 new fleet customers – many ranking among the 100 largest carriers in the nation – for its PeopleNet g2x Wireless Fleet System. The company said it is on pace for a record year financially.

Aether Systems (www.aethersystems.com) said that Jacksonville, Fla.-based flatbed carrier Cypress Truck Lines will deploy an additional 250 units of the Aether MobileMax multi-mode wireless communications system. The expansion brings the total number of units deployed at Cypress to 400.

Catch4 Technologies (www.catch4.com) announced availability of Modus, an integrated fleet management software suite aimed at fleets of 5 to 500 vehicles. The current version of Modus integrates Global Positioning System tracking, logistics management, dispatch and online payment.