Teletrac helps fleet owners reduce vehicle maintenance costs


GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Oct. 10, 2002 — Teletrac Inc., a provider of metro fleet location information systems, announced the availability of FleetDirector Service Mileage Reports, a new reporting feature for its FleetDirector product that helps fleet owners avoid high vehicle maintenance costs.

FleetDirector’s Service Mileage Reports feature produces on-demand, customized reports of the vehicle’s mileage and last service visit, enabling fleet owners to better plan and schedule the service of their vehicles and prevent costly maintenance emergencies.

Teletrac’s FleetDirector, a wireless information system that gives real-time information on the location of commercial vehicle fleets, streamlines fleet operations and gives fleet owners the tools to ensure that drivers remain productive and use their vehicles for business purposes only.

The new Service Mileage Reports further help lower overall service costs by helping fleet owners predict when their vehicles will need service, instead of waiting until a vehicle or part breaks down. The reports also help fleet owners avoid expired service warranties.

“FleetDirector’s overall mission is to improve fleet owners bottom line, whether through enhanced productivity, customer service, or security,” said Tony Eales, CEO of Teletrac, Inc. “Our new reporting feature provides fleets with yet another tool to decrease overhead, so they can concentrate even more energy and resources on core business practices.”

To use the Service Mileage Reports feature, fleet managers input basic vehicle service schedule information into their systems. FleetDirector then produces detailed reports on demand on the vehicle’s current mileage, mileage at last service, and predicted time and mileage for the next scheduled maintenance. The reports also provide accurate records of the vehicle’s mileage over time.

Speed and mileage information from each vehicle unit is constantly recorded using GPS technology, and is delivered to the fleet manager every time the vehicle sends a message. FleetDirector’s Alert feature allows fleet managers to receive messages regarding vital location information on their cell phones, pagers, or email. If a vehicle is speeding, automatic alerts can be sent from Fleet Director to the manager’s mobile phone, PDA or pager.

For more information on FleetDirector Service Mileage Reports or Teletrac’s full line of commercial vehicle location information systems, call 1-800-835-3872 or visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net.

About Teletrac

Teletrac, based in Garden Grove, Calif., is the originator of wireless metro location information systems. Teletrac has approximately 7,500 commercial fleet and consumer customers and has sold more than 100,000 of its tracking units throughout the U.S. The company’s products give commercial fleet managers the tools to track their fleets’ movements, ensure that their employees are meeting productivity goals and fulfilling the needs of their respective customers.

Teletrac’s customers include well-known organizations such as Dial-a-Mattress and the city of Houston, Texas. The company offers service in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, Phoenix and Detroit. Teletrac is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Trafficmaster, Plc., the dominant quality traffic information provider in the worldwide telematics market. For more information, please visit Teletrac on the Web at www.teletrac.net.

Source: Teletrac, Inc.

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