Sylectus, MacroPoint collaborate on fleet tracking

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Updated Apr 23, 2012

Sylectus, a strategic business unit of Qualcomm Enterprise Services, announced a new collaboration with MacroPoint, a provider of mobile fleet management technology, to provide Sylectus customers with an intuitive fleet tracking solution designed to help trucking companies increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Sylectus says fleet owners, managers, freight brokers, carriers and third-party logistics providers now can leverage the MacroPoint technology to track the location of their loads and drivers without any long-term contracts or new hardware requirements. Sylectus says that with MacroPoint, companies can, with the permission of the driver, turn a ordinary cell phone into a fleet tracking device to monitor its own fleets or third-party drivers.

MacroPoint is an optional module of the Sylectus TMS and is available for purchase on Sylectus’ Website. Designed for private fleets of all sizes, the Sylectus-MacroPoint joint fleet tracking solution boasts the following features:
• Location tracking in every truck: Offers tracking capabilities to monitor any driver, including loads brokered to third-party drivers, providing greater insight into fleet operations and allocation of resources;
• DOT-compliant/hands-free capabilities: Provides a safe alternative to making regular check calls via handheld devices to ensure proper driver safety and compliance with the latest U.S. Department of Transportation regulations;
• “Pay-for-play” model: Makes it possible for fleets to add location tracking to any existing transportation management software easily and affordably, bringing value to current operations without imposing additional hardware requirements, long-term contracts or set-up fees; and
• Simple and easy-to-use features: Provides automated location updates and maps of vehicle locations for enhanced fleet tracking.

“The integration of MacroPoint software into Sylectus’ TMS is a prime example of our commitment to leverage synergies across two leading transportation technologies,” says Stuart Sutton, senior director at Qualcomm Enterprise Services and general manager of Sylectus. “As a result, our customers now have access to a turnkey, intuitive and affordable fleet management system, enabling them to increase the efficiency and profitability of their operations.”