Transportation Data Management subsidiary and Integrated Decision
Support Corporation (IDSC) have teamed up to provide Fuel Advice,
a fuel-optimized routing solution targeted to small fleets.
The new ASP
solution will provide a route using Rand McNally's IntelliRoute
Deluxe software, which has been optimized to deliver the least
expensive route, based on current fuel prices.
will be marketed to small fleets through fuel network providers
and other third parties via the Web site www.fueladvice.com.
End users can access Fuel Advice from a web browser, enter an
origin wnd destination, and receive the best route together with
where to buy the cheapest fuel, thereby maximizing fuel cost savings
on every route.
in cost of just a penny per mile will generate an average bottom
line improvement of $1,250 per truck per year. Fuel Advice also
can provide fuel-optimized routes through a dispatch interface
system, mobile communications to cab, or wireless handheld devices.
receive IntelliRoute-based routes optimized with current fuel
price data. Third parties can add their fuel networks to the solution
and market a customized Fuel Advice package to their carrier base
as a value-added service. Individual carriers can maintain their
own network discounts on the web site, adding further bottom-line
savings to those that participate in the fuel network.