XRS debuts new workflow modules

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On the heels of debuting its new XRS mobile platform for fleet optimization, XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) is launching new application features designed to boost productivity and compliance among fleet carriers.

The new performance modules for the XRS mobile application are FLX (pronounced “flex”) and TRP (pronounced “trip”). XRS will showcase the new technology at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) annual conference in Cincinnati, April 28-30. Demonstrations of the XRS platform will be available during the NPTC conference in the XRS booth #404.

“Even before we debuted our new XRS platform, we had been looking for ways to leverage the power of mobile technology for the benefit of a wide variety of carriers, many of which require a high degree of flexibility,” said Christian Schenk, senior vice president of product and market strategy for XRS Corporation.

The FLX module will allow fleets to build their own driver workflow and mobile data attributes, simplifying data collection, load assignments, route planning, POD forms, OS&D validation and any other functions the carrier needs monitored or tracked. FLX also includes signature and image capture capabilities for fast mobile data collection, authorization, proof-of-delivery and acceptance of terms.

The TRP module will help fleets manage trips with a single, comprehensive application, with “planned vs. actual” reporting that allows fleets to view deviation from a planned route and accurately project up-to-the-minute ETAs as drivers progress through a trip. TRP also features real time ETA and route deviation monitoring for both fleet managers and drivers, enabling real-time vehicle activity to be tracked automatically against planned routes. TRP will integrate with many route systems, such as Roadnet, Ortec and Appian.

The new XRS mobile platform, which entered general release in March 2013, runs on more than 50 types of devices and automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management dashboard.

The FLX module is now available to current XRS customers, while the TRP module will be available in 2014. Monthly pricing for the XRS mobile fleet optimization platform is $39 per subscription.