Halloween fun: Omnitracs creates Zombie Dispatch game

In the spirit of Halloween, Omnitracs launched a web-based game called Zombie Dispatch.

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, says the game is designed to recognize the important role of trucking and truck drivers in the economy as well as illustrate technologies and solutions to help fleets be more efficient, and easing the burden on fleet managers and hardworking drivers.

The Zombie Dispatch game takes place in the immediate aftermath of a zombie outbreak. Players are challenged to complete a number of truck driving missions to deliver a cure to the hospital and prevent the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Players navigate their trucks through rural and urban settings, safely dodging debris and damaged vehicles while eliminating the waves of zombies emanating from the infected area.

“We created Zombie Dispatch as a way to have a little fun around Halloween, and to help make drivers and fleet operators aware of some of the many products and solutions available to them,” said Jim Gardner, vice president of marketing. “While Zombies aren’t real, the critical challenges facing the trucking industry are downright scary. We recognize that trucking and truck drivers are the lynchpin of the economy, moving all types of products from port to store or refinery to gas station.”

According to a study by Frost and Sullivan, implementing connected truck technology like Omnitracs results in a 10-15 percent increase in productivity, 30 minutes a day in saved labor cost, up to a 25 percent reduction in fuel costs, and up to 20 percent increase in vehicle utilization.

Zombie Dispatch can be found at www.playzombiedispatch.com and is optimized for both desktop and mobile play.