TransCore's GlobalWave Mobile Communications and Asset Tracking System Now Interfaces with McLeod Software; Integration with McL

TransCore's GlobalWave(R) in-cab satellite-based mobile communications and asset tracking system is now compatible with McLeod Software, the largest provider of transportation management solutions software in North America. The integration also allows GlobalWave satellite trailer tracking customers to view their equipment positions from within McLeod Software's LoadMaster(R) enterprise management software.
"Through this alliance with McLeod Software, TransCore substantially enlarges its customer reach," said David Sward, TransCore's GlobalWave general manager. "Customers need their information and communications systems to work together to enhance customer service and improve efficiency. In this competitive market, integration is an effective way to meet customers' needs."

"We value our relationship with TransCore," said Rick Halbrooks, vice president of sales and marketing for McLeod Software, "and we welcome them as integration partner with our LoadMaster Mobile Communications Symphony interface.

"Combining the two applications," Halbrooks continued, "will enable our customers to better track and manage their vehicle fleets and obtain vital fleet information, which improves asset utilization, increases ROI and maximizes efficiency."

GlobalWave uses GPS and satellite communication technology, combined with a simple and accessible Web-based interface, requiring no software downloads, that allows carriers to locate trucks and communicate with drivers from anywhere the Internet can be accessed. The 100 percent satellite based, easy-to-use in-cab messaging unit has pre-programmed response messages for the driver and is ruggedly built to withstand the demanding in-cab environment. Operational data capture or fleet management, the newest enhancement, keeps track of vehicle use and performance, including engine RPMs, idle time, odometer readings, speed and engine temperature. Users can select up to 8 different engine codes to monitor performance on an exception basis. Installation of the GlobalWave equipment is quick and simple and can be done in as little as 15 minutes.

Through the integration, GlobalWave will allow users to send preformatted dispatch forms, such as pickup and delivery instructions or free form messages, directly from their dispatch software. These forms eliminate the need for typing long text messages and thus expediting the communication process. For GlobalWave's fleet management customers, automated fuel tax reporting is provided to significantly streamline the reporting process, and TransCore's fuel tax monitoring service is provided free of charge.
About GlobalWave

GlobalWave systems use existing geostationary satellites to relay two-way, low-speed data bursts between the communications terminals on assets and computers in the Network Operations Center (NOC). Asset data stored in the NOC is accessible from desktops, or anywhere in the world via the Internet. GlobalWave's global positioning satellite (GPS) capability allows tracking and monitoring of virtually anything that moves -- locating assets to within 30 feet. Speed, direction, latitude and longitude can all be monitored providing up to the minute information about location and status of cargo.

About McLeod Software Corp.

McLeod Software is the largest provider of transportation management solutions software in North America. Specifically tailored to the trucking industry, McLeod Software's innovative management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase efficiencies while reducing costs. McLeod Software's integrated, best-in-class software products include LoadMaster, LoadMaster Brokerage/Logistics, LoadMaster Document Imaging, LoadMaster EDI and Internet applications. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company serves over 500 companies throughout North America. For more information, contact us toll free at 877-363-5363 or visit us at

About TransCore

TransCore, a transportation services company with 1,800 employees and 80 locations, is a unit of Roper Industries, a $1.4 billion market-driven industrial technology company. With installations in 41 countries, more than 100 patents and pioneering applications of RFID, GPS and satellite communications technologies, TransCore's technical expertise is unparalleled in the markets it serves. In 2001, TransCore established the largest freight-matching network in North America by merging both U.S.-based DAT Services and Canadian-based Link Logistics online services. TransCore was honored in 2004 by Inbound Logistics Magazine as one of the Top 100 Logistics providers. For more information, call 800-529-7634 or visit or
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