XRS Announces Trip Management Solutions for Private Fleets
Route Import, Creation, Monitoring and Planned vs. Actual Reporting
Give Fleets Insight Into Critical Customer Service Metrics
CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- As a leading
provider to private fleets, XRS Corporation (NASDAQ: XRSC) is
announcing a new addition to its mobile fleet optimization solution
aimed at bringing insight into customer's routes, allowing for better
on-time delivery metrics, enhanced driver productivity and real-time
information into daily operations.
This week, the company will showcase the new feature - called TRP -
at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Education Management
Conference & Exhibition in Cincinnati. Demonstrations of the XRS
platform will be available during the conference in the XRS booth
The TRP service will help fleets manage the productivity and
efficiency of their equipment and drivers within a single,
comprehensive application, monitoring trips and routes with "planned
vs. actual" reporting and real-time insight. Fleets can view
deviation from a planned route and accurately project
up-to-the-minute ETAs as drivers progress through a trip, while
drivers can access a route plan through their smartphone, tablet, or
rugged handheld, quickly and easily seeing their stops and activities
as they progress through the day.
"As a leading provider to more than 70 percent of the top food
distribution companies in North America, we understand customer
service and on-time delivery is paramount," said Jon Van Winkle, XRS
vice president of product management. "We built TRP to give fleets
the data they need to enhance driver productivity, maximize asset
utilization, slash costs and deliver when expected."
XRS also provides driver tools that enable enhanced data collection
for repetitive activities at a customer site, allowing fleets to
account for over, short or damaged items, customer feedback and proof
of delivery. TRP, in conjunction with another XRS feature called FLX
forms, removes burdensome data entry requirements by providing
drivers a simplified workflow experience on the mobile device.
Additional functionality for TRP includes:
-- The ability to import routes from leading third-party routing providers
-- A driver application that leverages smartphones, tablets and rugged
-- Trip progression monitoring, used to understand if a driver is behind or
ahead in their route
-- FleetView, which gives fleet managers one location to view drivers,
routes and stops, while providing data to reduce out-of-route miles and
gain insight into site activities
-- The ability for a planner to quickly add static routes
-- Data extract tools through web services
-- Improved exception reporting with drilldown capability into the planned
vs. actual reports
The 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 for the upcoming mandate
for electronic logging devices. With XRS, there are no up-front
hardware costs and no capital requirements. Every XRS package
includes an XRS Relay in-cab device that communicates via Bluetooth
with the driver's existing smartphone or tablet.
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.
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