AT&T Keeps United Road Services Trucking with Mobile Resource Management Solution
Custom Solution Helps Fleet of Nearly 1,100 Trucks Efficiently Deliver More Than 2 Million Vehicles Throughout U.S.
Romulus, Michigan, November 12, 2009
AT&T* announced today a five-year, $2.6 million contract for wireless services and applications to United Road Services, Inc., a leading U.S. provider of vehicle logistics. With nearly 1,100 tractor-trailer trucks, United Road was looking to achieve greater efficiencies in its deliveries of more than 2 million vehicles across the country annually.
Under the agreement, AT&T will provide wireless data service to support United Road Services’ proprietary OVISS truck-based hand-held solution that will track the resources and performance of United Road’s operations. Using the nation’s fastest 3G network to enable this AT&T-supported application, United Road’s entire fleet will be able to directly connect and view daily business processes and measure its efficiency. With access at their finger tips, United Road’s customers, executives and employees will be able to manage the fleet to facilitate greater efficiencies, customer service, fuel savings and compliance reporting, along with other enterprise processes in a paperless environment.
“The need to drive greater business momentum, efficiency and results in the U.S. auto industry has never been higher,” said Matthew Cartwright, CIO, United Road Services, Inc. “With AT&T’s solution and wireless network, we’re connected to the information we need to best run our business and best serve U.S. auto distributors and consumers.”
United Road will also have access to AT&T’s mobility billing platform, Enterprise On Demand, giving United Road the ease of activating service on their own and employing customized data plans that meet the needs of their enterprise.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About United Road Services, Inc.
Headquartered in Romulus, Michigan, United Road is one of the largest vehicle logistics providers in the United States. With over 1,500 employees and a nationwide network of 1,100 late model vehicle carriers. United Road is the technology leader of the industry operating in the 48 continental United States, Alaska, Canada and Puerto Rico. United Road is a SmartWay certified “green” auto carrier recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for outstanding environmental practices. For more information, please visit unitedroad.com.
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