Driving Innovation: XRS and Allied Automotive Showcase Mobile Fleet Management Tools for FMCSA, FHWA

Driving Innovation: XRS and Allied Automotive Showcase Mobile Fleet Management 
Tools for FMCSA, FHWA 
Vehicle Technology Leader Drivewyze Demonstrated Its PreClear Bypass
Service, Which Integrates XRS 
MINNEAPOLIS, MN  -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 --   XRS Corporation,
(formerly Xata Corporation) (NASDAQ: XRSC), the leader in mobile
fleet optimization software, highlighted its new XRS mobile platform
June 17 for Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Administrator Anne Ferro and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Administrator Victor Mendez at a public demonstration in Maryland.  
XRS technology partner Drivewyze, along with the Maryland State
Police, organized the event to showcase the company's PreClear
software system, which allows truck drivers to bypass weigh stations
and submit regulatory information -- including hours-of-service logs
and weigh-in-motion data -- electronically, without the need to stop
mid-route. 
"Yesterday's event brought together the best and most resourceful
solution providers in our industry and demonstrated just how
important a reliable and resourceful trucking industry is for
American economic recovery," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and chief
executive officer of XRS Corporation. "There is a convergence of
technology forces at work today in the trucking industry, and this
trend will ultimately improve safety and efficiency for thousands of
commercial carriers across the country." 
XRS customer Allied Automotive Group also participated in the event
and demonstrated how the Drivewyze system -- which incorporates XRS
-- will simplify and improve compliance for its sizeable fleet of
more than 2,300 car haulers and 300 lowboys. Allied owns the largest
and most diverse vehicle transport fleet in the industry, with an
extensive network that spans the North American continent. Allied's
infrastructure, fleet diversity and commitment to technology place
the company in an advantageous market position, and implementing the
new PreClear system, along with the XRS mobile platform, is a
significant step toward business growth.  
"We are thrilled to have been a part of yesterday's event and
grateful for the opportunity to show federal transportation officials
how we are using technology to build a better, smarter and safer
fleet," said Robert Ferrell, executive vice president, fleet and
maintenance for Allied Automotive Group. "With automated eScreening
solutions like PreClear as part of an integrated fleet management
system like XRS, we can save time and money because mobile solutions
do not require significant infrastructure investment. It's the wave
of the future and a winning formula for us from a business
perspective." 
The new XRS mobile platform, which entered general release in March
2013, runs on more than 50 types of devices and automatically
transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management
dashboard, preparing for compliance with the pending MAP-21
compliance mandate for recording hours-of-service. Nearly 90 percent
of drivers already use mobile devices, 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. 
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. 
"We are proud to lead the industry in partnership with a
forward-thinking company like Drivewyze that realizes the immense
business potential for integrated, mobile-ready road science tools
like the XRS platform," said Christian Schenk, senior vice president,
product and market strategy for XRS. "Together, we have the power to
transform and improve the entire trucking industry by employing the
latest tools and technologies on the road."  
"Our event yesterday was an unqualified success and a testament to
the innovative thinking that is happening today in the transportation
industry," said Brian Mofford, vice president of technology for
Drivewyze. "Our partnership with XRS was a critical part of
yesterday's successful event, and I want to congratulate everyone
from XRS, as well as Allied Automotive Group, for showing us the most
complete and compelling solution of the day." 
To learn more about the exclusive partnership between XRS and
Drivewyze, please visit http://engage.xrscorp.com/xrs_drivewyze.  
About XRS Corporation 
XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) delivers fleet management
and compliance software solutions to the trucking industry to help
maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. XRS is
leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices for
collecting and analyzing compliance and management data. Its
mobility-based products have no upfront hardware costs and run on
smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has sales and
distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting
the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile
products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view
and analyze data to help lower 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. 
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
www.alliedautomotive.com.  
The following files are available for download: 


 
--  XRS AND ALLIED AUTOMOTIVE SHOWCASE MOBILE FLEET MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR
    FMCSA, FHWA

  
Megan Derkey 
XRS Corporation  
megan.derkey@xrscorp.com   
952.707.5681 
or 
David Hlavac   
Bellmont Partners   
david@bellmontpartners.com   
612.803.3350
 
 
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