Qualcomm Inc., a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Cargo Transporters, a Claremont, N.C.-based supplier of transportation services and equipment, announced the rollout of Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200) in Cargo Transporter’s fleet.
The deployment builds on Cargo Transporters’ existing MCP100 implementation and now gives the company and its drivers access to Wi-Fi networks and the ability to conduct in-cab video training. Cargo Transporters is the second national transportation company to announce adoption of Qualcomm’s MCP200; Green Bay, Wis.-based Schneider National announced in July that it would deploy MCP200 fleetwide.
“Cargo Transporters is a very forward-thinking company and recognizes the value in utilizing technology to more effectively achieve their business goals,” says Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and service for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “With MCP200, Cargo Transporters can extend their operation to the driver, enabling the driver to be more productive during nondrive time.”
“Cargo Transporters has enjoyed the benefits of the MCP100 for some time now, and adopting MCP200 is a natural migration for us,” says Dennis Dellinger, president of Cargo Transporters.
The MCP200 delivers an expanded set of Qualcomm Transportation Services, adding in-cab video training, Internet access and multimode capability. Qualcomm says its MCP200 enables fleets to effectively transform their cabs into mobile operations centers; business-critical activities that previously were confined to a corporate office, field service center or driver kiosk now can be completed conveniently and efficiently inside the cab. With the enhanced availability of company information and client-specific instructions, drivers can make more productive use of nondriving downtime, be more self-sufficient and improve customer service.
Cargo Transporters recently has taken advantage of other Qualcomm Transportation Services. In the past year, Cargo Transporters has implemented Qualcomm’s Hours of Service (HOS), a proactive compliance management tool designed to enable fleets to optimize dispatch assignments by providing accurate up-to-date driver hours-availability information. Qualcomm says HOS offers customers the resources necessary to document compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service regulation 395.15 — including rules revised in August 2005 — and that its Web-based HOS system can be adapted rapidly if additional changes in the rules should occur.