Florilli Transportation renews contract with Xata

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Xata Corp., a provider of fleet operations optimization, announced that Florilli Transportation has renewed its contract for Xata’s MobileMax fleet operations solution, and that Florilli also will run a pilot program with Xata’s navigation feature running on Xata’s TREQ-L color display.

“We’re pleased that Florilli values its ongoing relationship with Xata,” says David Gagne, executive vice president of Xata Corp, based in Minneapolis. “Adding functionality to our MobileMax product, based on our strategy and roadmap, ensures that we continue to meet our customers’ needs.”

Xata says Florilli, an Iowa-based company that specializes in the delivery of temperature-controlled commodities, uses MobileMax by Xata to help utilize its 224-truck fleet more efficiently. According to Xata, Florilli maximizes its fleet efficiency through MobileMax in-cab communications functions for sending and receiving driver messages, load information and driver/vehicle data; MobileMax’s dual-mode communication system automatically switches between cellular- and satellite-based communications networks, depending on truck location and network availability, and automatically uses the least-cost communications mode.

“It is crucial that we have the ability to communicate with our drivers quickly and easily, and MobileMax provides that ability,” says Murry Fitzer, chief executive officer of Florilli Transportation. “With our fleet dispersed throughout the United States, hourly tracking information is equally critical, and it serves as a vital data feed to our monitoring tools and reporting systems. MobileMax’s reporting also supplies us with valuable engine data that helps us mitigate excessive idle time, improve our fleet’s fuel economy and keep our fleet properly maintained. This type of data helps drive our overall fleet optimization.”