Teletrac’s parent company acquires Fleet Management Solutions

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Updated Jan 27, 2010

Teletrac Inc., a Trafficmaster company, and Fleet Management Solutions Inc., acquired by Trafficmaster on Tuesday, Jan. 19, say they are poised to expand the adoption of fleet management and vehicle tracking technology. The companies say the combination of Teletrac’s fleet management and vehicle tracking technologies and FMS’ satellite-based tracking solutions for remote mobile assets are a comprehensive answer to urgent business needs related to managing the safety and security of employees and their vehicles.

The companies say the acquisition of FMS by Trafficmaster — resulting in a broad, complementary product portfolio — will enable Teletrac and FMS to facilitate the adoption of these new technologies by organizations that have multiple fleets and/or mixed fleets with varying requirements for security, communications, ruggedness, price sensitivity and timely access to data.

FMS says it delivers its satellite-based tracking services to a broad range of customers worldwide and has extensive expertise in applying its solutions to specific niche markets such as oil/gas, construction/mining and government/military agencies, where there is a requirement for reliable, secure tracking services to manage assets in remote locations. This is accomplished through the utilization of the latest communications technologies, including the Iridium satellite network, which provides “pole-to-pole” global coverage and offers reliable, secure communications.

FMS says its solutions have been deployed successfully by both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and State Department. Currently, FMS is in the process of equipping DHS’s Detention and Removal Operation’s fleet of 4,500 vehicles with its mobile resource management system. FMS says its customers derive significant benefits from these services and are able to manage remote fleets in real time, reduce operating costs and enhance the safety and security of assets.

FMS sys its product portfolio complements Fleet Director 7, Teletrac’s flagship solution, which helps fleet managers – primarily in the local and long-haul fleet markets − to locate, track and monitor the position and operation of fleet vehicles. Fleet Director is designed to provide visibility into operations and deliver cost-saving efficiencies such as real-time tracking of vehicles from the desktop, automatic route optimization and detailed reporting for advanced decision support and efficient regulatory compliance.

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“We are very pleased to welcome FMS to the Trafficmaster portfolio of companies,” says Drew Hamilton, Teletrac executive vice president. “While Fleet Director provides exceptional levels of functionality, the combination of Teletrac/FMS product sets will offer access to the latest technologies for a new segment of the market. We are looking forward to working with Cliff Henley and his team at FMS to deliver best-in-class services to new and existing customers.”