Real-Time Feedback From Drivers Increases Operational Efficiencies
BURLINGTON, MASS. — March 13, 2009 — Maptuit Corporation, a leader in GPS navigation and route optimization for commercial transportation, today announced Cargo Transporters has deployed NaviGoÔ Advanced GPS Navigation throughout its fleet of 395 trucks. In doing so, Cargo Transporters joins a rapidly growing community of trucking companies that are taking advantage of Maptuit’s unique hybrid approach to commercial GPS navigation.
“Cargo Transporters has made a significant investment in mobile information equipment over the past two years. Rolling out NaviGoÔ in our cabs not only increased the value of that investment by delivering commercial grade GPS navigation to our drivers, but it exposed new opportunities for operational improvements”, said John Pope, Chairman of Cargo Transporters. “NaviGoÔ has turned our drivers into a source of real-time business intelligence, particularly when it comes to indentifying optimal routes and pinpointing customer locations. The result is that our drivers are getting routed correctly to loading docks, not to mailboxes, and that we’ve indentified and elevated specific routes for more frequent travel. We’ve certainly come to appreciate the value of a navigation solution that does not make the same mistake twice.”
“Only Maptuit’s proprietary commercial map network is updated daily based on feedback from fleets, news outlets, and various other sources,” stated Luke Wachtel, Executive Vice President of Maptuit. “Our customers realize significant operational advantage by continuously improving their own proprietary network, primarily through dispatch and driver feedback. At the same time our customers are also taking advantage of global modifications of our network. As recently as the snowstorms on the east coast last week, and during the Presidential Inauguration, we were able to heavily restrict affected roadways to optimally re-route our customers’ trucks around congestion and temporary road closures; being able to do this in real-time makes NaviGoÔ stand in a class by itself. We are very pleased to have Cargo Transporters join Maptuit’s expanding list of fleets.”
NaviGoÔ Advanced GPS Navigation is a subscription-based software solution that runs on all the leading fleet management and mobile communications systems.
About Cargo Transporters
Cargo Transporters, Inc. operates a fleet of 395 tractors and 1100 dry van trailers, utilizing some of the most advanced systems of communications including interactive internet applications, EDI, Qualcomm's untethered trailer management services and Qualcomm's Mobile Computing Platform, which delivers OmniVisionSM Transportation Services. To learn more about Cargo Transporters, call (828) 459-3206 or visit www.cargotrans.com.
About Maptuit Corporation
Founded in 1999, Maptuit Corporation is the leader in truck-specific, connected navigation. The Company’s leadership in map data, patented routing algorithms and real time update and delivery capabilities has been validated by the most demanding drivers on the road – over 80,000 truckers rely on Maptuit as the partner of choice to commercial fleets, including 4 of the largest fleets in the nation. NaviGoÔ, Maptuit’s full screen text-to-speech and moving map navigation application, leverages the industry’s most accurate and customizable truck specific routing and the most up to date road network, updated daily, to help trucking companies lower operating costs by reducing both out of route miles and accidents. For more information please visit www.maptuit.com.
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