Qualcomm Incorporated, a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, announced that Marten Transport and FedEx Custom Critical have chosen the Mobile Computing Platform 200 Series (MCP200).
The MCP200 platform is designed to increase transportation companies’ revenue by enabling drivers to provide better customer service and by enhancing in-cab productivity, Qualcomm says.
Marten Transport, a Mondovi, Wis.-based temperature-sensitive truckload carrier, is the first refrigerated carrier to adopt the MCP200. Marten Transport cited expected cost savings, services that enable them to become an even more driver friendly company, and the wide range of rich features as reasons to upgrade its fleet.
“Moving to the MCP200 enables us to move more work inside the truck in ways that benefit our drivers, our customers and our business,” said Robert Smith, chief operations officer of Marten Transport.
FedEx Custom Critical will use MCP200 applications, including content delivery and education, and integrate the platform with the company’s back office operations. One of the deciding factors for FedEx Custom Critical was MCP200’s advanced functionality, which allows the company to create a better communications system with its drivers, all of whom are owner operators.
“We chose Qualcomm because MCP200 is an innovative platform with services such as audio and print content delivery, in-cab education and Wi-Fi connectivity, which helps us to better communicate with our owner operators and improve our customer experience,” said Virginia Albanese, president of FedEx Custom Critical.
In addition, integration with Trailer Tracks 200, which enables untethered trailer visibility, was a key driver in the decision. FedEx Custom Critical has been using Qualcomm trailer tracking solutions for more than 12 years.