Webtech Wireless Inc.

Webtech Wireless Inc.

June 27, 2013 06:00 ET

Webtech Wireless Introduces New HOS Rule Compliance for US Carriers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 27, 2013) - Webtech Wireless Inc. (TSX:WEW), a leading provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, today announced the release of updates to its Quadrant software and hardware in compliance with new Hours of Service (HOS) rules for transport carriers operating in the United States continuing to provide strict rule adherence tools and functions to its customers.

This updated version of Quadrant Manager delivers new features and enhancements and our updated in-cab MDTs ensures compliance with important changes in "The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service of Drivers Final Rule" to be implemented July 1, 2013.

"We're building on Quadrant's deep functionality by continuing to ensure we meet new HOS rule changes. Along with other recent HOS enhancements, such as US-Canada HOS cross-border support enhancements implemented recently, we've ensured that Quadrant Manager and our MDT devices are all up to date," says Ernie Chatham, Vice President, Quadrant Products and Services.

Summary of HOS Rule Changes:

PROVISION: Limitations on Minimum "34-hour Restarts"

  1. Must include two periods between 1 AM and 5 AM home terminal time.
  2. When multiple resets occur within a week, a remark must be placed on the one period that the driver uses for reset. May only be used once per week.

PROVISION: Rest Breaks

  1. May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver's last off-duty period of at least 30 minutes. [HM 397.5 mandatory "in attendance" time may be included in break if no other duties performed]

For more information on HOS rule changes, see: http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/rules-regulations/topics/hos/index.htm

Well in advance of the new HOS rules coming into effect, Webtech Wireless has individually notified all of its affected customers to ensure each has migrated in time for the July 1, 2013 deadline.

"Meeting US DoT regulatory requirements goes beyond hardware and software upgrades-it's about communicating with our customers to ensure they have all the resources they need to continue to benefit from our solutions, with no loss to their own efficiencies. We are proud to report that we have enabled all of our customers to remain compliant with all HOS rules including these new changes and to remain up to date," says Scott Edmonds, Webtech Wireless' President & Chief Executive Officer.

About Webtech Wireless®

Webtech Wireless (TSX:WEW) is a leader in providing fleet management telematics, GPS and automatic vehicle location (AVL) solutions that improve efficiency, accountability and reduce costs. Our end-to-end solutions automate record keeping and regulatory compliance, reduce fuel burn and idling, mitigate risk, and keep drivers safe. Managers trust us to ensure people are accountable and vehicles are visible. Through the cloud, in the office, or straight to mobile devices, we deliver Fleet Intelligence Anywhere™. Our products are InterFleet®, for government winter maintenance, public works and waste management fleets; and Quadrant®, for commercial fleet operations and compliance (HOS, EOBR). Please visit www.webtechwireless.com.

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