Qualcomm, a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and McLeod Software, a leading software provider for the trucking industry, earlier this week announced that Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application offerings are now integrated with McLeod’s LoadMaster Dispatch Software. The enhanced solution offers automatic stop-by-stop routing through the In-Cab Navigation applications, removing a driver’s need to manually enter addresses while improving a driver’s ease-of-use for next route selection. This integrated solution from Qualcomm and McLeod helps fleets ensure timely load delivery and reduce fuel consumption to improve the overall return on investment in using In-Cab Navigation.
Qualcomm collaborates with industry leading truck-specific navigation providers to deliver its In-Cab Navigation application, which provides up-to-date, interactive maps for dynamic truck routing with turn-by-turn directions. ALK Technologies’ CoPilot Truck is available on Qualcomm’s MCP50, MCP110 and MCP200. NaviGo powered by Telogis is available on the MCP100, MCP110 and MCP200. The integration of Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application with McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software allows fleets to enhance driver productivity by electronically sending stop location parameters directly from LoadMaster, a fully integrated trucking dispatch operations management system. Locations are automatically pulled to offer drivers truck route-approved directions, alleviating the guesswork in route selection and supporting on-time delivery schedules.
“With the integration of McLeod’s comprehensive trucking dispatch operations management system and Qualcomm’s In-Cab Navigation application offerings, drivers no longer have to key-in address information to develop a route solution for their next stop—it’s automatically sent to their in-cab navigation,” said Robin Hamlin, third-party integration manager for McLeod Software. “This offers fleets an increased advantage when it comes to the safety and productivity of their drivers through the availability of detailed and accurate route information.”
“At Qualcomm, we continually look for ways to improve on-the-road experiences by advancing our solutions through ongoing collaboration with leading industry providers,” noted Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services, and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “By leveraging the automation capabilities of in-cab tools, fleets can improve both efficiency and the driver experience.”
This latest integrated offering is available immediately to fleets using Qualcomm’s mobile fleet management solutions and McLeod’s LoadMaster dispatch software. Qualcomm and McLeod had booths at the 2012 McLeod Users Conference, Sept. 16-18, in Birmingham, Ala.
Visit Qualcomm’s website to learn more about leveraging in-cab navigation solutions to improve fleet operations.
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