SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 28 – Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that its subsidiary, Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. (TMS), has signed a memorandum of understanding to form a distribution alliance with AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corporation.
The companies will offer low-cost asset tracking and security solutions using Trimble’s TrimTrac(TM) locator. The TrimTrac locator, based on Global Positioning System (GPS) and cellular communications, is a palm-sized, battery-operated device that enables fleet operators to locate cargo, trailers, heavy equipment, and other high value assets via the Internet.
“AmeriQuest continually looks for value added solutions such as the TrimTrac locator to expand our state-of-the-art technology services, which reach a network of 525,000 transportation vehicles,” said Doug Clark, CEO of AmeriQuest. “Trimble Mobile Solutions is a premier partner and the TrimTrac locator’s affordable price, small footprint, and unique feature set fill a real need. We believe this alliance will be very well-received by our customers.”
“Trimble Mobile Solutions is very pleased to work with AmeriQuest in providing asset tracking and security solutions. The TrimTrac locator brings value to any company with distributed assets, whether rolling stock or cargo,” said Rick Beyer, CEO of Trimble Mobile Solutions. “The benefits of the TrimTrac solution are aligned with AmeriQuest’s mission to enable cost savings and enhanced performance for their transportation industry customers. Their large customer base and technology know-how make them an ideal distribution partner.”
“The TrimTrac locator is easy to install, with no wires or external antennas,” commented Eric White, Business Development Manager for Trimble Mobile Solutions. “TrimTrac’s enhanced GPS sensitivity and compact size make it ideal for discrete placement in vehicles or cargo. The TrimTrac locator supports 900 positions using four AA batteries or an external 12 volt source.”
TMS and AmeriQuest intend to offer multiple service plans designed to enable asset management for a variety of fleet and transportation organizations. The solution is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2005.
About AmeriQuest Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp.
AmeriQuest(R) Transportation and Logistics Resources Corp. is a national leader in the transportation industry, delivering substantial cost reduction to fleets, utilizing best practices, and state-of-the-art technology. Operating from over 525 locations and representing the direct purchasing power of more than 525,000 trucks and several hundred fleets, AmeriQuest, through a patented business process, arranges a broad range of transportation-related services. These services include full service leasing, dedicated contract carriage, logistics consulting, fleet management services, asset services and procurement which result in substantial savings to the industry. AmeriQuest is also the exclusive provider of procurement and transportation-related services for its strategic partners. AmeriQuest Premier Partners include Bandag, Inc., CITGO, Corcentric, Cummins, Eaton Corp., Fleetguard, Freightliner, LLC, Imperial Supplies, LLC, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Sterling Truck Corp., and Trimble Mobile Solutions.
Additional information is available at http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/.
About Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc.
Trimble Mobile Solutions, Inc. offers complete solutions for mobile resource management (MRM). These solutions integrate real-time vehicle and driver information with location and time data to provide fleet owners with reliable control and optimized fleet performance. Customers throughout the construction, field service, and enterprise vehicle markets rely on TMS solutions.
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. Trimble’s worldwide presence and unique capabilities position the Company for growth in emerging applications including surveying, automobile navigation, machine guidance, asset tracking, wireless platforms, and telecommunications infrastructure. Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000 employees in more than 20 countries worldwide.
For more information, visit: http://www.trimble.com/.