January 29, 2013 3:30 PM, EST
XRS Launches Fleet Optimization Platform for Mobile Devices

XRS Corp. said it has released a  platform for fleet optimization and compliance that can run on more than 50 types of mobile devices.

The new XRS platform transmits vehicle and operator data to a management dashboard and records hours of service, providing compliance with new mandates, the company said.

The platform, currently in limited release, uses only a small relay device that connects with the truck’s computer and communicates with the driver’s mobile device through Bluetooth.

“Expensive, hard-wired on-board displays are rapidly disappearing, while mobile technology is poised to help thousands of transportation innovators create customized, flexible fleet management systems with almost immediate return-on-investment,” said Jay Coughlan, chief executive officer, XRS Corp.

XRS Corp., which changed its name from Xata Corp. in August, at that time first unveiled the platform, the successor to its Xata Turnpike.