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Terion announced orders from two existing FleetView trailer-tracking customers, XTRA Lease and J.B. Hunt. XTRA Lease purchased 4,000 more Fleetview units while J.B. Hunt ordered about 1,500 units. The installation brings the number of Terion units in the field to more than 65,000.

Minorplanet Systems USA signed a one-year extension of its agreement with SBC Communications to provide mobile location and communication services to SBC’s service vehicle fleet through Jan. 30, 2004. Minorplanet serves about 34,800 service vehicles operated by SBC member companies.

Sapias recently received a broad telematics patent for the technology that underlies its flagship GPS/wireless resource management product, Sapias Fleet Intelligence. Sapias launced the product in December 2002 and has signed multi-year contracts with several customers, including Getty Petroleum.

Datatrac Corp. introduced eTrac Settlement, a Web-based electronic invoice presentment and payment system that streamlines transactions between freight forwarders and cartage agents. With the system, invoices are paid post-audit, eliminating follow-up disputes and adjustments.

Qualcomm introduced the GlobalTRACS equipment management system, which provides wireless access to engine hours and location data regardless of equipment type or manufacturer.