With over 800,000 hazardous materials and waste shipments per day, the possibility that even one shipment could be used as a weapon in a terrorist attack underscores the importance of securing the transportation supply chain
Vancouver, WA; Edmonton, AB (PRWEB) October 25, 2006
Safefreight Technology today announced that their trucking fleet management and hazmat security technology will be used by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in a $3.1 million contract awarded by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under their Hazmat Truck Security Pilot (HTSP) program.
Under the agreement, General Dynamics will implement and demonstrate Safefreight's integrated GPS fleet tracking and software solution -- SmartFleet™ -- that provides security, tracking, monitoring, control and reporting capability for dry van and tank trailers transporting hazardous cargo and the trucks hauling them.
At this stage of the project, Safefreight is the only hazmat security provider to build a standards-compliant direct link to the HTSP Universal Communications Interface (UCI) which will be providing location and on-board sensor data in real time to the TSA Truck Tracking Center. Safefreight fleet management technology immediately accommodated the TSA's technical requirements.
"With our SmartFleet™ system, hazmat carriers get real-time situational awareness and control of their trucks and trailers to mitigate security threats related to hazardous material transportation," said James Balestra, Safefreight's Chief Operating Officer. "With over 800,000 hazardous materials and waste shipments per day, the possibility that even one shipment could be used as a weapon in a terrorist attack underscores the importance of securing the transportation supply chain," added Balestra.
Founded in 1998, Safefreight is a developer and provider of security-enhanced fleet management technology. Through its SmartFleet™ system, Safefreight provides full vehicle security and visibility through proprietary technology that comprises a web-based GPS vehicle tracking and fleet management software application that integrates mobile asset tracking technology and asset-to-Internet software. In addition to optimizing fleet operations, this transportation security technology provides situational awareness of vehicles and the tools for fleet managers to mitigate threats. For more information, please visit http://www.safefreight.com.
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