Allied Automotive Group Chooses New XRS Mobile Platform for Fleet Optimization

Allied Automotive Group Chooses New XRS Mobile Platform for Fleet Optimization

Leading Vehicle Transporter Selects Sleek, Flexible Mobile Solution Over
Traditional Bulky On-Board Computers

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XRS Corporation, (formerly Xata
Corporation) (Nasdaq:XRSC), the leader in mobile fleet optimization software,
today announced that they have been working with Allied Automotive Group,
which selected XRS's mobile fleet optimization platform to improve efficiency
and compliance. Allied, one of North America's largest vehicle transporters,
will fully implement the platform this year and will be the first automotive
carrier to use the XRS system, the trucking industry's only complete mobile
solution for compliance and fleet optimization.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Allied Automotive Group," said Jay
Coughlan, chairman and chief executive officer of XRS Corporation. "We are
proud to be associated with a forward-thinking company that realizes the
immense business potential for new, mobile-ready road science tools like the
XRS platform."

Allied is implementing XRS on seven-inch Samsung Galaxy 2 tablets connected to
a 4G LTE wireless network. The devices are part of the Samsung SAFE group,
which represents the family of Samsung Enterprise solutions that include the
necessary security and feature enhancements suitable for business use and keep
company data secure. Drivers are able to access satellite imagery of
destinations, message other drivers with status updates, communicate with
dispatchers, capture photos and other capabilities that Allied can tap into to
provide valuable new services to their customers. This technology will allow
the Allied industry-leading central dispatch system to move to the next level.

Allied owns the largest and most diverse vehicle transport fleet in the
industry, with an extensive network that spans the North American continent.
As the finished vehicle marketplace builds new momentum and industry
projections indicate a significant shortage of carrier capacity on the
horizon, Allied's infrastructure, fleet diversity and commitment to technology
place the company in an advantageous market position. Implementing the new XRS
mobile platform is a significant step toward business growth.

"Efficiency, integration and rapid implementation were key priorities as we
considered our first EOBR solution, and XRS offered the greatest potential for
success in every facet of our business," said Robert Ferrell, executive vice
president, fleet and maintenance for Allied Automotive Group. "Not only are we
staying ahead of the curve when it comes to MAP-21 compliance, but we also
require a mobile solution that can integrate seamlessly with our existing
dispatch, signature capture and form management systems. XRS gives us the full
support we need for leveraging mobile-based and tablet-based technology to
conduct business."

The new XRS mobile platform runs on more than 50 types of mobile devices and
automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management
dashboard, providing compliance with the new MAP-21 compliance mandate for
recording hours-of-service. Nearly 90 percent of drivers already have mobile
devices in use, meaning there are no additional hardware costs associated with
the XRS platform, and XRS Corporation has partnership agreements with the
leading brands in mobile communications in both the U.S. and Canada.

"After considering and trying out traditional 'big box' systems, Allied
determined a mobile EOBR solution would be a significant step forward toward
improving efficiency, compliance and return-on-investment," said James
DeSocio, executive vice president of field operations for XRS. "The days of
expensive, hard-wired, on-board installations are gone, and mobile technology
is poised to help thousands of transportation companies like Allied create
customized fleet management systems that maximize return-on-investment."

With XRS, there are no up-front hardware costs and no capital requirements.
The subscription-based monthly service features varying pricing levels,
dependent on package and functionality. Every XRS package includes an XRS
Relay in-cab device that communicates via Bluetooth with the driver's existing
smartphone or tablet.

The return on investment of XRS is almost immediate, and it pays off in driver
productivity, fuel efficiency, fleet utilization, accident prevention,
compliance and much more.

"Allied has been providing invaluable feedback on the new XRS system during
the launch, and we are truly excited to see how XRS can help Allied continue
to transform its business, starting with more efficient reporting and
compliance practices," DeSocio said.

XRS is currently in limited release, with general availability expected in
spring 2013. Pricing and package levels will be announced prior to general
release. To sign up or learn more about the XRS platform, please visit

About XRS Corporation

XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers mobile compliance and
fleet management software solutions to the trucking industry to maintain
regulatory compliance and slash operating costs. XRS is leading the trucking
industry's migration to mobile devices for collecting and analyzing compliance
and management data. Its existing mobility-based products are low-cost and
easy-to-install solutions that run on smartphones, tablets and rugged
handhelds-- devices often owned by drivers, themselves. XRS has sales and
distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers in the U.S. and
Canadian trucking industry. 

Through XRS, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and
analyze data to help reduce costs, increase safety, attain compliance with
governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction – all through
their mobile devices.

For more information, visit or call 1.800.745.9282.

About Allied Automotive Group

Allied owns the largest and most diverse vehicle transport fleet in the
industry, with an extensive network that spans the North American continent.
The company was founded nearly 80 years ago, and today offers not only the
capacity to meet increasing manufacturer volumes – but the infrastructure, the
workforce, the fleet diversity, and the experience to lead our industry. For
more information, visit


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