September 19, 2006 07:30 ET

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Selects @Road as the Preferred MRM Solutions Provider

MCFA Intends to Promote @Road MRM Solutions Within the Company's Network of 150 Dealers and 5,000 Mobile Resources

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of next-generation solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today announced that Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. ("MCFA"), a world-class producer of quality forklifts, has selected @Road as its preferred MRM solutions provider. With a service delivery organization of more than 5,000 mobile resources, Houston-based MCFA intends to promote @Road MRM solutions throughout its North American network of approximately 150 dealers. MCFA provides complete sales and product support for its full line of Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Cat® lift trucks.

"We selected @Road as our preferred vendor because of the company's financial stability, national presence and strong recommendations from a number of MCFA dealers who are already using @Road MRM solutions with great results," said Larry Harris, MCFA dealer operations manager. "In our opinion, they are the most qualified MRM solutions provider for us to recommend to MCFA dealers interested in more advanced management of their mobile resources and optimized service delivery."

Harris added that a number of MCFA dealers who are already using @Road MRM solutions for managing their mobile workers and other service delivery resources have seen such benefits as reduced fuel costs and increased productivity in addition to many other advantages and uses.

"We look forward to helping additional MCFA dealers achieve excellence in customer service," said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. "Additionally, we expect that by deploying industry-leading @Road MRM solutions, MCFA can realize numerous gains in field service productivity and reductions in fuel and other operating costs associated with servicing forklift customers around the country."

@Road end-to-end MRM solutions are designed to help businesses optimize the service delivery process by automating the management of their mobile workers, their mobile workers' work and their mobile workers' assets. This is accomplished through a combination of patented @Road technologies that can effectively deliver useful, Web-based location intelligent information intended to empower businesses with a commanding view of operational performance and control over field service delivery.

@Road's family of end-to-end MRM offerings includes solutions for Field Force Management such as GPS-based monitoring, mapping, reporting, as well as wireless communications, messaging and automated workflow. Additionally, @Road MRM solutions for Field Service Management consist of highly intelligent software for appointing, scheduling and dispatching, routing, and demand/capacity planning. Rounding out @Road's family of comprehensive MRM offerings are solutions for Field Asset Management that incorporate RFID, vehicle diagnostic/prognostic and sensor technologies for driver safety, inventory management and vehicle maintenance and scheduled servicing.

About @Road

@Road, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. @Road delivers Mobile Resource Management solutions in three key areas: Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data. @Road is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit

About Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. ("MCFA"), headquartered in Houston, Texas, manufactures Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Cat lift trucks. MCFA is ISO 9001-2000 certified and has obtained compliance certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). MCFA is home to more than 900 employees dedicated to becoming the premier producer of superior quality forklifts. MCFA provides a full line of forklifts with complete sales and product support through more than 600 dealer locations throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the purchase of @Road MRM solutions by MCFA dealers; the ability of @Road and MCFA to comply with the terms of the agreement between them; the ability of @Road MRM solutions to reduce customers' fuel and other operating costs, improve the productivity and manageability of mobile workers and the quality of service they deliver; and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding risk factors is included in the @Road Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2006, the @Road Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the year ended December 31, 2005 and in @Road's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road does not undertake any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

@Road and the @Road logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

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