NAPA Transportation Upgrades to XataNet

XATA Corporation, a leader in fleet optimization software and services, announced at the ATA Management Conference & Exhibition, that long-time Xata customer, NAPA Transportation, has signed an agreement to roll out XataNet to its entire 220-vehicle for-hire fleet this November and December.

Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA, NAPA Transportation operates from Maine to Georgia and serves America’s leading food and consumer-products companies.

By upgrading to XataNet, NAPA Transportation gains an important competitive advantage that that will make it easy for the company to comply with CSA 2010 and associated regulations, said company officials.

XataNet, running with a new Digi Corporation X5 onboard computer, is the next generation of Xata’s fleet management software, and is part of the company’s $30 million investment in the for-hire market.

XataNet now combines the best MobileMax and XataNet features under the XataNet umbrella, giving fleets one hardware platform and a range of advanced functionality, including electronic driver logs, real-time alerts, exception-based reporting, and driver and vehicle CSA Risk Scorecards, officials said.

“XataNet will improve our ability to deliver on our mission of providing innovative services that meet and exceed customer requirements,” said Kevin Hite, vice president, NAPA Transportation. “And we’re looking forward to implementing Xata’s electronic driver logs and maintaining our regulatory compliance in the face of CSA 2010.”

As part of its XataNet implementation, NAPA will be installing Treq-L in-cab displays in all its vehicles. These displays feature full-color touch screens that make it easy for drivers to record their hours of service and to conduct other cab-based administrative functions.

“We’re pleased that NAPA has made the decision to upgrade its entire fleet to XataNet,” said David Gagne, executive vice president, field operations, Xata Corporation. “Doing so will give NAPA a real-time, 360-degree view of both driver and vehicle data. Most important, XataNet will provide a crucial competitive advantage that ensures NAPA remains DOT compliant and well-positioned to gain market share.”