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Tom Tom and DPS Combine Forces to Dramatically Improve Fleet Performance

TomTom WORK and British routing and scheduling solution provider DPS (www.dps-int.com) have combined forces to offer a fully integrated end to end scheduling and job dispatch solution. This allows the scheduling and route planning to be optimised using the real tine information provided by TomTom WORK. In particular, ETAs from the TomTom Navigation device are fed back to the DPS scheduling platform, allowing the system to react to changing conditions on the road in real time.

TomTom WORK is the business-to-business division of the world leader in portable navigation solutions, TomTom. Created in 2006, TomTom WORK is already Europe's fastest growing telematics solution provider and continues to provide innovative, easy to use and affordable vehicle tracking and navigation solutions.

DPS is the provider of the LogiX suite of leading routing and scheduling solutions. These include the desktop solution Route LogiX and the world leading hosted solution logixcentral (www.logixcentral.com), which uses state of the art 'Cloud Computing' Technology.

With TomTom WORK, fleet managers have the opportunity to track vehicles around the clock and profit from extensive reporting tools. This includes reports on mileage, vehicle idling, exception reports and detailed journey reports, as well as providing a simple tool to dispatch jobs directly to the TomTom navigation device.

Paul Palmer, CEO of DPS, said: “Our customers are already saving up to 25% on their distribution costs by using LogiX software. Our relationship with Tom Tom means that routes will be more efficient and customer service level significantly increased. If there is an unanticipated delay on a route, we will know in plenty of time to alert the customer”.

Mr Palmer added “There are also additional green benefits from this combined offering. More efficient routes mean less miles and a smaller carbon footprint.” The Financial and Carbon Savings (FACS) calculator is the first of its kind and can be downloaded at www.logixcentral.com/vehicle_scheduling_downloads.php. “Because logixcentral is a pay as you go model, it is available to and brings major benefits to smaller fleets and has also introduced vehicle routing and scheduling to new sectors, in particular service industries.”

TomTom WORK have also just released a Truck Navigation solution for the first time which will also benefit businesses using the DPS solution. This solution will provide route information that is optimised for good vehicles and features relevant information such as clearance heights and weight restrictions. With new routing algorithms, TomTom WORK's truck navigation solution makes it possible for trucks to be kept away from small town roads and narrow residential areas whenever possible. Typical or maximum truck speeds are also taken into consideration and so the expected arrival times are realistically calculated. All users have to do is enter their vehicle parameters, such as vehicle measurements or axle and total weight, into the TomTom WORK navigation solution

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