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Datatrac incorporates automated vehicle location capabilities into its network

Datatrac Corp., a solutions provider for the expedited freight industry, has incorporated Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) technology into eTrac, its real-time logistics network. By adding AVL capabilities to its solutions suite, Datatrac's delivery service and freight forwarder customers will be able to manage their pickup and delivery processes and optimize the use of driver and vehicle resources through advanced reporting and real-time GPS tracking features.

Several customers will be implementing this solution, including Edina Couriers in Minnesota, Priority Express in Pennsylvania, and Kelly Freight in Los Angeles.

With the added AVL functionality, companies will be able to track drivers using detailed street level maps and GPS-enabled handsets that transmit data back to the host system Users will be able to record route history -- including customer stops, travel time and mileage -- as well as provide on-the-spot navigation guidance to their drivers.

Dispatchers will also be able to conduct searches by driver, vehicle, or address. In addition, companies will be able to generate enhanced reports that highlight possible safety violations like speeding and determine out-of-route stops, loitering, and in-route delays.

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