Napa rolling out Xatanet on 220 vehicles

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Updated Oct 20, 2010

Xata Corp., a provider of fleet optimization software and services, announced today, Oct. 18, at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition that long-time Xata customer Napa Transportation has signed an agreement to roll out Xatanet to its entire 220-vehicle for-hire fleet this November and December.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Napa Transportation operates from Maine to Georgia and serves food and consumer-products companies. By upgrading to Xatanet now, Napa Transportation will be able to comply more easily with Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 and associated regulations, Xata says.

Xatanet, running with a new Digi Corporation X5 onboard computer, is part of Xata’s fleet management software and its $30 million investment in the for-hire market. Xatanet is designed to combine MobileMax and Xatanet features under the Xatanet umbrella, giving fleets one hardware platform and a range of advanced functionality, including electronic driver logs, real-time alerts, exception-based reporting and driver and vehicle CSA Risk Scorecards.

“Xatanet will improve our ability to deliver on our mission of providing innovative services that meet and exceed customer requirements,” says Kevin Hite, vice president of Napa Transportation. “And we’re looking forward to implementing Xata’s electronic driver logs and maintaining our regulatory compliance in the face of CSA 2010.”

As part of its Xatanet implementation, Napa will be installing TREQ-L in-cab displays in all its vehicles. These displays feature full-color touchscreens designed to make it easier for drivers to record their hours of service and to conduct other cab-based administrative functions.

“We’re pleased that Napa has made the decision to upgrade its entire fleet to Xatanet,” says David Gagne, executive vice president of field operations for Xata Corp. “Doing so will give Napa a real-time 360-degree view of both driver and vehicle data. Most important, Xatanet will provide a crucial competitive advantage that ensures Napa remains DOT compliant and well-positioned to gain market share.”