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Descartes Systems Group says its latest intelligent Automated Vehicle Locator wireless services integrate efficient on-demand delivery route planning and execution with Web-based tracking of vehicles via global positioning satellites. The AVL services extend visibility to fleets in the field and enable delivery route changes on-the-fly when exceptions occur. Descartes AVL is available on a variety of mobile devices and wireless networks, and integrates with many back-office software applications.
AVL provides field data updates and tracking in real-time, from basic GPS coordinates to more complex black-box engine diagnostics, says Chris Jones, executive vice president for solutions and services. With the depth of data provided, operators can also measure delivery performance against planned routes, and notify dispatch and/or customer service operations of changes made during the delivery cycle. Field workers also have visibility into relevant shipment data to keep up-to-date on delivery status to more effectively coordinate arrival times.
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