Trimac to upgrade fleet to Qualcomm MCP100T

Qualcomm Inc., a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and Trimac Transportation U.S. announced that Trimac will upgrade its fleet to Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 100 terrestrial series (MCP100T). Trimac cited its commitment to safety and evolving communication needs within the transportation industry as key drivers of its decision to upgrade to MCP100T.

Trimac, the nation’s third-largest tank truck carrier based on gross revenues, first deployed Qualcomm’s OmniTracs mobile information system more than 15 years ago. Trimac’s commitment to safety is recognized widely, and the company has received the National Tank Truck Carriers’ Outstanding Performance Trophy for Safety twice in the last seven years.

Trimac’s upgrade from Qualcomm’s OmniTracs system to MCP100T will provide significant benefits to its operations, the company says. Onboard computing and related services such as Hours of Service, Critical Event Reporting and Performance Monitoring, which can help enhance vehicle safety, were primary factors in Trimac’s selection of the MCP100T. The MCP100T’s text-to-speech capability and in-motion user interface represent additional safety features attractive to Trimac.

“Trimac prides itself on being a technology and safety leader in the industry,” says Jeff McCaig, chairman and chief executive officer of Trimac. “We carefully considered Qualcomm’s complete suite of mobile computing platforms, and MCP100T was the best solution to help us move our business forward.”