Webtech Wireless and Cascade Sierra Solutions Announce Program Milestone
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jul 12, 2012 (Marketwire via COMTEX) --
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announces that its major customer, Cascade Sierra Solutions has achieved a significant milestone in their drive to reduce emissions and idling as part of the Port of LA and the Port of Long Beach Clean Air Initiative.
Jeff Johns, Trucking Manager for Cascade Sierra Solutions, states, "To date, we've deployed more than 1,000 Webtech Wireless units that employ the Quadrant solution to monitor and measure the reduction of idling of the port trucks we've replaced as part of our clean-air efforts in Southern California. Using this tool has given us the ability to more accurately analyze truck location and activity, which is critical to demonstrating the effectiveness of the port programs in the improvement of air quality. In fact, as of 2010, there was 50% less elemental carbon-an indicator of diesel particulate matter-in the nearby town of Wilmington as compared to 2006."
"Working with Webtech Wireless," Johns continues, "we've been able to expand to other port projects on the east and west coasts, making the product activation, provisioning, and installation just as seamless as it was on our original project. We provide the same reliable solution installed at any of our locations using Webtech Wireless' Vendor Managed Inventory program."
Cascade Sierra Solutions has proactively worked with Webtech Wireless on feature development, which enables them to support their reporting and legislative requirements. Individual trucking companies can use Quadrant un-impeded, using the fleet management and HOS functionality for their particular fleets only. This highlights the highly developed and unique capabilities within Quadrant to build organizational hierarchies, in order to support various organizations different departmental access and reporting needs.
"We are committed to making a difference to the environment and making a difference to the business of managing fleets. That is both the promise and the reality for customers like Cascade Sierra Solutions and their clients," said Scott Edmonds, President and CEO.
About Webtech Wireless(R)
Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW) is a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology. It develops, manufactures and supports end-to-end wireless solutions that improve the productivity, profitability, environmental compliance and safety of vehicle fleets. Its comprehensive suite of products and services include: automatic vehicle location (AVL), mapping, vehicle diagnostics, CO2 reporting, navigation, messaging, and mobile resource management. The Company serves customers of all sizes in the transport, government, service, insurance and OEM markets in over forty-one countries, including Fortune 500 companies. Specialized products include: Quadrant(R) commercial fleet solutions, InterFleet(R) solutions for government, and NextBus(R) real-time passenger information services for transit fleets. For more information, please visit webtechwireless.com.
About Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS)(R)
Cascade Sierra Solutions is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Eugene, Oregon, dedicated to financing, identifying, and promoting the use of clean technologies to reduce fuel consumption and air pollution from heavy-duty diesel trucks. Cascade Sierra Solutions works with local clean-air agencies, government entities, independent truckers, and fleets to drive the green trucking revolution. To date, CSS has upgraded or replaced more than 11,000 vehicles, saving more than 43 million gallons of fuel and eliminating more than 24 metric tons of diesel particulate matter. Learn more about CSS at cascadesierrasolutions.org.
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