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Teletrac Unveils Wireless Messaging Feature

June 27, 2002

Teletrac, Inc., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, announced June 27 at the 2002 International Trucking Show in Las Vegas theavailability of a new wireless messaging and alert feature as part of itsFleetDirector product, enabling fleet owners and managers to receivereal-time wireless notifications about each driver's status on their mobiledevices. Fleet managers are able to receive immediate notice of problemswith the fleet so they can advise while on the go. The new feature works in conjunction withTeletrac's FleetDirector eClient product that tracks fleet locationinformation using digital maps transmitted over the Internet on PCs. "This is an exciting and key extension to Teletrac's Fleet Director locationinformation systems," said Tony Eales, CEO of Teletrac, Inc. "Our productsare used frequently throughout the workday by our customers to effectivelymanage their fleets, but business managers need to be able to keep track offleet performance when they are in the field to further improveproductivity. FleetDirector eClient's live wireless messaging answers thatneed and gives them the power to reroute drivers when a truck is broken downor organize a last minute customer delivery."According to the company, customers can customize the messaging feature to send exception alerts anddriver messages to any cellular phone number or e-mail address that isdesignated in the system. Business managers receive notice right on theirmobile phone or wireless e-mail device while the problem is occurring,allowing them to address field issues before they turn into significant losttime and increased costs.FleetDirector eClient can now alert fleet managers that a vehicle is beingstolen or used for unauthorized personal use after hours. This "goanywhere" notification affords managers a better opportunity to work withlaw enforcement to recover stolen vehicles and cargo. Additionally, brokendown vehicle messages along with the truck number and exact location can besimultaneously forwarded directly to the fleet manager, maintenance managerand even an outside roadside service contractor. According to the company, wireless messagingcompletes the task of helping the manager get the appropriate help to thedriver so he can get back on the road and continue generating revenue andsatisfying customers.The product is fully integrated with FleetDirector eClient systems. Teletracwill be exhibiting and demonstrating its latest products at the 2002International Trucking Show in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Centerfrom June 27 - 29 in booth #1252. For more information on FleetDirector'snew wireless messaging and alert feature or Teletrac's full line ofcommercial vehicle location information systems, call 1-800-835-3872 orvisit Teletrac on the Web at
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