CHICAGO - At the McLeod User Conference in Chicago, Rand McNally showcased its TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition products, which now are integrated and available with McLeod's recently announced LoadMaster Enterprise and Powerbroker Version 10.3 applications.

Rand McNally's TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition in-vehicle mobile communications products provide McLeod's Enterprise Software with the position of the vehicle, messaging capabilities between the cab and dispatch, and detailed hours of service (HOS) information for each driver. Using the HOS information, LoadMaster can optimize dispatch operations by matching loads with driver that have available time.  The integration also includes scanning documents from the cab to Loadmaster's image management system.

"Rand McNally has invested significantly to bring state-of-the art mobile communications devices TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition to the transportation industry.  The linking of the hundreds of available data points such as driver Hours of Service that we bring back to the operation through the McLeod interface provide our mutual customers with the information they need to make informed business decisions, assist in regulatory compliance and help control CSA scores," stated Jim Rodi, Senior Vice President, Mobile Communications at Rand McNally.

Rand McNally has been an integration partner of McLeod Software for more than 15 years.

"Rand McNally has been a valued partner over the decades, providing mileage and routing engines that are integrated with our trucking and brokerage applications.  This new integration with the TruckPC and TND 760 Fleet Edition is an exciting addition that will help meet the needs of the industry in matching trucks to available drivers," said Tom McLeod, CEO of McLeod Software.

For more information on Rand McNally's mobile communications products, or the Loadmaster integration, contact 1-800-641-RAND (7263).