Bridge City, TX (April 28 , 2002) - ProMiles Software Development Corporation President, Tony Stroncheck, today announced an agreement to supply Transplace subscribing carrier members access to the ProMilesOnline platform and online applications, FuelTaxOnline and DriverLogsOnline. The services, provided through one system, include fuel management software options for mileage, routing, fuel optimization, fuel tax reporting and driver log auditing. Discounts on ProMiles CD products are available to members through the Transplace online Marketplace.
"Transplace chose the ProMiles platform because it provides the most flexible and effective solution in a web-based offering. This system gives Transplace member carriers a solution to significantly reduce costs and enhance operational performance," said Michael Ellenburg, Transplace executive vice president of Fleet Services.
ProMiles was the first company to offer web-based truck routing, mapping and fuel optimization. ProMilesOnline includes access to information such as daily Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) rack data, fuel prices at 7,300 truck stops, trip tax summary and various routing methods. The user creates their own custom fuel price network and compares it to the Transplace Fuel Network and daily retail prices across the nation.
Completed trips, including odometer readings, are sent to FuelTaxOnline, the only web-based fuel tax software available, for calculation of monthly or quarterly fuel tax reports. By accumulating trips in FuelTaxOnline, users have access to pre-audit functions such as checking for gap miles between trips, erroneous fuel purchase entries and missed deadhead mileage. Individual trucks, terminals or a fleet can print reports for mile taxes, International Free Trade Agreement (IFTA), International Registration Plan (IRP) and Internal office reports for tax summaries.
DriverLogsOnline has undergone recent revisions to include log-auditing capabilities for company drivers and leased operators. The newest release includes the ability to view drivers' hours of service (HOS) as well as perform audits for violations of HOS, speeding and other functions common to a log audit.
"DriverLogsOnline started out as a tool for the individual owner or operator to audit logs using a web-based application. The demand for a full featured program has been tremendous and we have made modifications to the program to deal with that," said Stroncheck.
Transplace (www.Transplace.com) brings together transportation needs from multiple Fortune 1000 customers and combines it with transportation capacity from more than 5,000 carriers. Transplace is truly a one-stop shop offering a comprehensive menu of logistics and transportation management services, ranging from complete outsourcing (as a third-party logistics provider) to load control center and to single shipment assistance.
Using its industry leading Dense Network Efficiency SM (DNE) platform, Transplace assembles the critical mass of freight and asset networks and applies the optimization algorithms to search for the best matching of freight with carrier assets to increase load ration, while minimizing empty miles and detention hours. DNE also efficiently links shippers and carriers together through a web-based Internet portal, enabling collaboration and supply chain visibility, all resulting in total supply chain and transportation cost reductions.
Transplace was formed in July 2000 through merger of the six logistics business units of the nation's largest publicly held truckload carriers: Covenant Transport, Inc. (Nasdaq:CVTI), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:JBHT), M.S. Carriers, Inc. (since merged with Swift Transportation Co., Inc.), Swift Transportation Co., Inc. (Nasdaq:SWFT), U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:XPRSA) and Werner Enterprises, Inc. (Nasdaq:WERN).
ProMiles Software Development Corporation, developer of the industry's Largest and Most Accurate Mileage and Mapping Database with over 815,000 miles of truck useable roads, develops various types of desktop (CD) and WEB applications such as Route/Stop Optimization, Fuel Tax Reporting, and Fuel Optimization. ProMiles® has won a wide following of dedicated users such as Bayer, Hewlett Packard, Pepsi, Ocean Spray, NCR, GM, Penske Logistics, Grey Hound, Wal-Mart and thousands of others. Almost every Canadian Province and the majority of US State/DOT Auditors are using ProMiles® applications for IFTA, Log Book and IRP compliance verification. ProMiles® software applications give the trucking industry the same tools to pre-audit their records that the government uses to perform an audit.
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