When product is not on the shelf, sales are lost that often cannot be recovered. Similarly, since retailing relies heavily on promotional and seasonal sales that are precisely bracketed in their duration, real-time deployment adjustments and effective resource utilization are key. REALDiSPATCH enables us to provide our customers with robust, dependable, yet flexible transportation service.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) August 3, 2006
Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund (“Canada Cartage”), a leading national provider of dedicated trucking services to Canadian companies, is rolling out Headwater’s REALDiSPATCH mobile in-field fleet management solution to the Ontario distribution center operations of one of its largest retail customers, it was announced today by Canada Cartage CEO Jeff Lindsay and Headwater Senior Vice President Joe E. Couto.
The customer dispatches approximately 45 trucks to its Ontario stores daily and when the rollout is completed, the customer will be able to exercise real-time control over deliveries to its stores across the province.
REALDiSPATCH is an advanced hardware-software mobile resource management solution designed for freight carriers and service/utility fleets. It automates the in-field management of trip plans, stop assignments, load metrics, delivery progress, GPS tracking, Engine Control Module (ECM) readings, hours of service (HOS) logging, driver timesheet data, and more, enabling dispatchers to modify driver schedules, rearrange stops, and measure driver and equipment performance literally in real time. Detailed reports are available on demand or as trips are completed.
“Dependable, efficient deliveries from distribution centers to stores are critical to the maintenance of successful retail product flow and competitive pricing,” said Lindsay. “When product is not on the shelf, sales are lost that often cannot be recovered. Similarly, since retailing relies heavily on promotional and seasonal sales that are precisely bracketed in their duration, real-time deployment adjustments and effective resource utilization are key. REALDiSPATCH enables us to provide our customers with robust, dependable, yet flexible transportation service.”
Completely portable, REALDiSPATCH resides on wireless data communications devices such as RIM’s BlackBerry and can be deployed on any major digital network such as IDEN, 1X, and GPRS. Fully integrated with Headwater’s Freight Logix transportation management system, REALDiSPATCH allows information from Freight Logix to be transmitted instantly and discreetly to drivers in the field. It can also be used in a standalone configuration.
Canada Cartage expects to continue to roll-out to its fleet of more than 1,400 power units at a rate of 200 per quarter. According to Couto, Canada Cartage was a major contributor to REALDiSPATCH development and was the first company to commit to a large-scale implementation of the system.
“Canada Cartage is a progressive and responsible carrier that has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 best-managed companies out of more than 12,000 organizations,” he said. “This commitment to their customer base is an excellent example of how they earned that recognition.”
About Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund
Canada Cartage Diversified Income Fund is an unincorporated, open-ended, limited purpose trust that indirectly owns CCD Limited Partnership (“CCD”). CCD, with origins dating to 1914, is a leading national provider of transportation services, specializing in fully outsourced, customer-located, dedicated trucking services. CCD operates under the trade names Canada Cartage System, Direct Integrated Transportation and Sonar Transport and offers a number of transportation services including dedicated trucking, warehousing and distribution, general cartage, logistics and moving services. CCD operates a fleet of over 1,470 trucks and 1,900 trailers and has more than 900,000 square feet in distribution and warehousing space in 23 facilities across Canada. With the majority of its fleet and drivers located at customers’ facilities, CCD becomes an integral part of its customers’ operations, which has resulted in longstanding relationships with a diverse group of blue chip customers. The Fund’s units are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TRK.UN. Additional information relating to the Fund can be found at http://www.canadacartageincomefund.com and http://www.sedar.com.
About Headwater Technology Solutions Inc.
Headwater Technology Solutions Inc. is a global Supply Chain Execution (SCE) company focused on the 3PL WMS, TMS and LLP markets, supporting the flow of goods and information from the point of origin to consumption. Headwater’s SmartEnterprise 3PL/LLP/corporate logistics and Freight Logix TMS transportation solutions enable seamless supply chain planning and execution that leads to smarter and more profitable management of goods as they move through the supply chain. Headwater maintains corporate headquarters in the Toronto suburb of Markham with regional offices in Oakville, Ontario and Atlanta, Georgia, marketing its services and solutions internationally. For more information, visit http://www.headwaterinc.com.
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