Rand McNally signs new customers for TND 760 Fleet Edition

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Updated Oct 21, 2011

Less than three months after announcing its next-generation in-cab EOBR, the TND 760 Fleet Edition, Rand McNally announced it is rolling out the device to its first customers.

As announced in early August, the TND 760 combines Rand McNally’s navigation with a robust mobile communication system for less than $800. The TND 760 sends and receives information via both Wi-Fi and cellular methods. The in-cab device is designed to be set up in less than 30 minutes and does not require the installation of a separate “black box” monitoring unit like traditional mobile communication systems.

The TND 760 also provides integration to leading transportation management system (TMS) providers. An interface helps maximize the benefits of a TMS already in place by utilizing information from Rand McNally’s technology.

The first installation of TND 760 will be with Freight Exchange of North America (F/X) of Chicago, and will include integration with TMWSuite, an enterprise transportation software application from TMW Systems that allows the dispatch system to send information directly to the TND 760. F/X is a truckload Carrier operating nearly 300 power units from its terminals in Southern California, El Paso, Dallas, and Chicago.

“The unit has the same functionality as the other solutions we reviewed, but is priced significantly more competitively. The units will allow me to manage my fleet with greater efficiency than we hoped for and we are excited to get them in use. We expect to be fully installed inside of 10 months,” said Fred Alaimo, Vice President of Operations at Freight Exchange.

Last week, Rand McNally announced the integration into McLeod’s LoadMaster Enterprise and PowerBroker Version 10.3 applications.

McLeod Software user Jones Motor Group of Limerick, Pa., has chosen the TND 760 for its owner operator-driven regional fleet.

“During the evaluation process of several mobile communications vendors, it became clear to us that Rand McNally not only has put a lot of thought and resources into the design and functionality of the TND 760, they proved that they could execute and deliver when they said they would. By combining navigation, email and Wi-Fi capabilities, Rand McNally has expanded well beyond the standard ‘black box’,” said Ken Lacey, Vice President of Safety and Risk Management with Jones Motor Group.

“Our technical team did a thorough side-by-side comparison of the TND 760 against industry leading vendors and hands down this device delivers unbelievable value and functionality under $800,” he continued.