Road Partner, Inc.

Road Partner, Inc.

November 06, 2006 15:00 ET

Road Partner Continues Growth with Customer Wins in Bus and Hazmat Fleets

Fleet management system creates organizational efficiencies in the competitive transportation market

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 6, 2006) - Road Partner, Inc., a leader in fleet management systems, announced today the addition of Quebec-based companies Groupe Orleans Express, Inc. and Bessette & Boudreau, Inc. to its growing list of customers.

The Road Partner® fleet management system is a stand-alone solution that provides fleet managers with detailed reporting capabilities using vehicle monitoring and GPS-based automatic vehicle location (AVL). The information collected assists in maximizing efficiencies in departments throughout the organization, from maintenance and operations to human resources and finance, giving companies a competitive edge.

Groupe Orleans Express Inc. operates a fleet of 102 vehicles, providing the main intercity bus service in the provinces of Quebec, New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia, carrying 1.7 million passengers every year. The Road Partner fleet management system provides accurate mileage reports that, when combined with data on fuel consumption and labor costs, allows Orleans Express to establish the operational cost of each route. "Our bus fleet travels over 12 million kilometers per year and the Road Partner fleet management system is instrumental in helping us make strategic decisions on pricing our routes, keeping us competitive in a diverse market," said Pierre Forest, Director of Information Services at Groupe Orleans Express. Mr. Forest adds, "the system also allows us to monitor the rate of excess idling and speeding throughout our fleet, which effects fuel efficiency and can have serious impact on our profitability."

Bessette & Boudreau, Inc. specializes in transporting hazardous materials and other goods throughout North America. With state-by-state licensing, this industry requires operators to adhere to the highest standards in safety, giving special consideration to routing and highway code compliance to minimize the risk of accidents. The Road Partner fleet management system is the key to ensuring that Bessette & Boudreau is able to monitor the performance of their drivers and the operation of their vehicles. The intelligent on-board reporting is able to alert the fleet manager if a vehicle is operating outside of the company-established norms, minimizing the risk of accidents through driver education, and safeguarding licensing requirements. In addition, all trip data collected by Road Partner is stored at the Bessette & Boudreau operations centre allowing for 24/7 access to this vital information in case of emergency and archives kept for liability protection.

"We are pleased to be able to provide our customers with a vital tool to help them become more efficient throughout their organizations. By supplying clients with the information they need to make the best possible operational decisions, the Road Partner fleet management system gives our clients a competitive edge in the crowded transportation market," said Mike Bourre, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Radio IP Software, Inc. parent company of Road Partner, Inc.

About Road Partner

Montreal-based Road Partner, Inc. helps fleet managers achieve the best possible return-on-investment for their vehicular fleets. Road Partner® intelligent on-board systems acquire, process, and report fleet vehicle status and performance information in real- or deferred-time to facilitate operational cost-reduction decisions by finance, human resources, security, operations and maintenance professionals. Road Partner, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately-held Radio IP Software, Inc. For more information, visit the company web site at

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