Rand McNally Announces Integration with BOLT Dispatch Software
Integration allows fleets to turn their trucks into a mobile office
SKOKIE, Ill., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand McNally today announced that BOLT Dispatch Software is the latest technology to be integrated with its TND™ 760 and TPC 7600 mobile fleet management solutions. BOLT provides an internet-based dispatch and fleet management solution.
With the integration, BOLT's fleet customers will be able to use the Rand McNally solutions to increase visibility for estimated arrival times at customers' warehouses; improve cash flow by invoicing immediately after a shipment has been unloaded at the dock; and provide tracking of shipments from originating dock to shelf.
"Our customers were asking us to take a look at Rand McNally's mobile communications devices. From everything we've seen and heard, we feel Rand McNally is on the leading edge, providing business efficiencies and a quick return on investment with easy installation, and advantageous pricing," said Jerry Robertson, CTO of BOLT. "In addition, Rand McNally's architecture - the way in which their software and hardware is designed – is state of the art, allowing for continued upward mobility."
The BOLT system will use GPS coordinates and geofencing provided by Rand McNally's mobile solutions to:
- Populate custom forms for billing, transmitting the invoice seconds after the truck departs the delivery dock;
- Alert receivers that the delivery is inbound, increasing the likelihood that a dock will be available for immediate offloading;
- Be the "eyes and ears" from the road to the back office, alerting the management team to driver irregularities and maintenance issues.
"BOLT's integration with our mobile fleet management products leverages its technology investment and allows our mutual customers to achieve the full benefits of both products," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "BOLT's plans to integrate our award winning navigation will create additional positive business impact, such as helping to reduce out of route miles and providing routing to in-network fueling."
For more information, visit www.randmcnally.com/tnd760.
About Rand McNally – Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Road travel review site bestoftheroad.com; Interactive travel referral service, tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; and TripMaker® RVND™ GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC and the TND™ 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. randmcnally.com
IntelliRoute and Rand McNally are registered trademarks; and RVND and TND are trademarks of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.
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About BOLT - BOLT is the foremost provider of Internet-based fleet management / trucking dispatch software in the industry. It is also the fastest growing and most flexible provider. BOLT enables you to use the latest technology without the normal initial equipment and software charges. A monthly charge (based on the number of power units "In Use") is all you pay – this includes 24 x 7 support, maintenance and general software upgrades. There are no long-term contracts or maintenance fees to worry about. www.boltsystem.com
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