A Driving Force: XRS Announces Integration With Bolt Dispatch Software
Integration With Xata Turnpike, XRS Mobile Software Will Improve
Efficiency and Productivity
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/13 -- XRS Corporation,
(formerly Xata Corporation) (NASDAQ: XRSC), the leader in mobile
fleet optimization software, today announced Xata Turnpike is now
fully integrated with BOLT fleet management and trucking dispatch
systems. Integration with the company's new mobile fleet management
platform - XRS - is forthcoming.
The integration will help drive productivity and convenience for both
drivers and fleet managers using the BOLT system by automating key
functions throughout the load planning and back-end processes,
providing fleets all the functions and services for end-to-end
transportation efficiency, scalable for a wide range of customers.
"In an increasingly connected world, the transportation industry
benefits from shared technology and information," said Jay Coughlan,
chairman and chief executive officer of XRS Corporation. "Integrating
with a widely-used system like BOLT will improve workflow and enhance
data-sharing for both XRS and BOLT customers, with the primary goal
of saving customers time and money."
The integrated solution from XRS and BOLT combines powerful driver
and fleet management tools to create efficiency and productivity
throughout the process. Powered by Xata Turnpike's GPS data, BOLT can
detect site arrival and departure events and update loads in Dispatch
without manual intervention. Eliminating manual data entry by
dispatchers based on check calls from drivers saves time for both
drivers and dispatchers, and improves data accuracy.
"Our fleet dispatchers have been toggling between Turnpike and BOLT
for years, so we are 100 percent on board with this integration,"
said David Coleman, transportation manager for Academy Sports +
Outdoors, a national sporting goods retailer. "Now, we can give our
dispatchers a fully integrated way to reference hours of service,
tractor position information, load actualization and dozens of other
key data points, all on the same screen. It's really going to
simplify the entire process for us."
The integrated solution provides additional convenience to planners
and dispatchers by displaying critical information -- remaining
driver hours, stop arrivals and load completions -- and controlling
all dispatch activities from one screen. It also allows dispatchers
to get more accurate and more timely information from shippers, so
they can close out orders and initiate billing without waiting for
manual updates or driver paperwork.
As XRS launches its new mobile fleet management platform, a planned
BOLT integration is already in the works. A key feature of an
XRS/BOLT integration will be two-way communication between drivers
and dispatchers, further enhancing efficiency and productivity. With
the all-mobile XRS system, 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
"Our integration with XRS now presents our customers with another
opportunity to enhance their dispatch and driver communication
functions and get more out of our solution," said Jerry Robertson,
chief technology officer for BOLT. "We are committed to providing our
customers with affordable, creative solutions for better
communication, and this integration is going to be a huge benefit for
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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 www.xrscorp.com or call 1.800.745.9282.
BOLT is the foremost provider of Internet-based fleet
management/trucking dispatch software in the industry. It is also the
fastest growing and most flexible provider. BOLT enables you to use
the latest technology without the normal initial equipment and
software charges. A monthly charge (based on the number of power
units "In Use") is all you pay -- this includes 24 x 7 support,
maintenance and general software upgrades. There are no long-term
contracts or maintenance fees to worry about. For more information,
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