SOURCE: @Road

December 04, 2006 12:29 ET

@Road Extends MRM Service Coverage Through Agreement With Alltel Wireless

Agreement Enables @Road to Leverage Alltel's Wireless Network for the Delivery of More Comprehensive Mobile Resource Management Service Coverage in Rural Transportation and Distribution Hubs

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- @Road, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a leading provider of next-generation solutions for Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Alltel Wireless, one of America's largest networks. Under the terms of the agreement, @Road can resell Alltel wireless data services bundled with @Road's MRM solutions, while Alltel's sales force can refer its customers to @Road for MRM solutions as part of the Alltel Axcess Fleet Management program. The agreement also provides wireless network access to @Road subscribers who roam into areas covered by Alltel's nationwide roaming agreements with other wireless carriers. Headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., the Alltel wireless footprint covers over one-half of the total landmass of the continental United States and serves more than 11 million customers.

"We believe that the agreement with Alltel allows us to strengthen the penetration of our MRM services into less populated regions that tend to have higher concentrations of transportation and distribution companies," said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. "Also, the agreement contains an arrangement whereby Alltel's sales force can refer Alltel business customers to @Road for MRM solutions. Now, Alltel business customers can experience the same workforce productivity benefits that thousands of @Road customers already experience through automated end-to-end management of their mobile workers, their mobile workers' work and their assets in the field."

@Road's family of end-to-end MRM solutions includes solutions for field force management designed to enable businesses to drive down fuel and other operating costs while increasing mobile worker productivity. This is accomplished through greater location intelligence and visibility into the daily activities of their mobile workers and their work -- from actual vehicle routes, starts and stops, to customizable maps showing mobile worker location relative to important landmarks like customer locations or transportation hubs. @Road field force management solutions also allow businesses to upload customer and/or trip information into a routing engine to generate on-demand, actionable reports such as optimized routes and drive-time, fuel economy, city ordinance compliance and much more.

In addition to MRM solutions for field force management comprised of GPS-based monitoring, mapping, reporting, as well as wireless communications, messaging and automated workflow, @Road also offers MRM solutions for field service management consisting of intelligent software for appointing, scheduling and dispatching, routing, and demand/capacity planning. Rounding out @Road's family of comprehensive MRM solutions are solutions for field asset management incorporating vehicle diagnostic/prognostic and sensor technologies for driver safety, inventory management and optimized vehicle performance and maintenance.

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 www.road.com.

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 ability of @Road and Alltel Wireless to comply with the terms of the agreement between them, the ability of @Road to successfully market and sell its solutions in less populated regions and to customers referred by Alltel Wireless, and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 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 and the @Road logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • @Road Media Relations Contact:

    Bob Stern
    Senior Public Relations Manager
    @Road
    T: (510) 870-1360
    M: (925) 457-1673
    bstern@road-inc.com

    @Road Investor Relations Contact:

    David J. Lebedeff
    Vice President Investor Relations
    @Road
    510-870-1317
    dlebedeff@road-inc.com