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Rand McNally enhancing TruckPC system

Rand McNally has unveiled future enhancements for the TruckPC mobile fleet management system. Truck PC, powered by DriverTech, uses Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND truck navigation on DriverTech's onboard computing platform.

Enhancements to the TruckPC system include:

  • New navigation software — Features of IntelliRoute TND navigation will be resident on the in-cab device, including enhanced driver warnings, updated road data, and Rand McNally's proprietary trucking data.

  • Improved hardware performance — Integration of a solid-state hard drive will improve reliability and provide a longer life span. A faster processor and up to 2G of memory will enable faster performance and more storage on the device.

  • New features — The addition of TruckPC Workflow, a way to manage the driver's daily tasks, will provide interactive updates from the cab to the back office. Multi-media capabilities and a customizable process allow documents such as bills of lading, instructional videos, and other details to be shared with drivers. Workflow will ensure that drivers are consistently executing company or customer directives, and will increase driver efficiency by simplifying non-driving tasks.

  • Migration to new Windows embedded standard 7 — Continuing to use the Windows embedded platform assures customers an easy integration path to other software and logistics packages.

The new features are expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter 2011.

Demonstrations of the TruckPC are available to interested fleets. For more information, call 1-800-641-7263.

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