SOURCE: XRS Corporation

XRS Corporation formerly Xata Corporation

September 16, 2013 09:00 ET

XRS Named Finalist for 14th Annual Tekne Awards

MHTA to recognize Minnesota's top technology companies and individuals at Nov. 6 awards ceremony

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - September 16, 2013) -  XRS Corporation, (NASDAQ: XRSC) the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, has been named a finalist in the Mobile Technologies category for the 2013 Tekne Awards by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals that have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

Launched in March 2013, XRS is the trucking industry's first and only complete mobile platform for compliance and fleet optimization. The XRS mobile platform runs on many different certified mobile devices and automatically transmits vehicle and operator data through the cloud to a fleet management dashboard, providing compliance with current regulatory standards for electronic recording of a driver's hours of service.

"We are thrilled to be honored as one of the state's top technology innovators by the Minnesota High Tech Association," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and CEO, XRS Corporation. "When we debuted the XRS mobile platform earlier this year, we knew we were pioneering an entirely new approach to trucking intelligence. Recognition as a finalist for the prestigious Tekne Awards confirms that we are leading our industry toward more widespread adoption of mobile technology."

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards recognize Minnesota's best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available at

"The Tekne Awards recognize those whose leadership and dedication to technological development helps demonstrate Minnesota as a global leader in technology," said Coughlan. "This year's finalists should be extremely proud of their role in helping Minnesota maintain its prominence as a place where high-tech businesses can grow and thrive."

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by a general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist, will emcee the event.

To register for the 2013 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit or contact Erika MacCallum at 952.230.4553 or

About XRS Corporation

XRS Corporation, the leader in mobile trucking intelligence, delivers software solutions to the trucking industry to help maintain regulatory compliance and reduce operating costs. Data-driven intelligence for compliance and performance is the new competitive edge for trucking operations, and XRS is leading the trucking industry's migration to mobile devices by offering products with no upfront hardware costs and run on smartphones, tablets and rugged handhelds. XRS has sales and distribution partnerships with the major wireless carriers supporting the U.S. and Canadian trucking industries. Through our mobile products, fleet managers, dispatchers and drivers collect, sort, view and analyze data to help lower costs, increase safety, attain compliance with governmental regulations, and improve customer satisfaction - all through their mobile devices. For more information, visit or call 1-800-745-9282.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota's prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota's technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota's state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota's entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at @MHTA.

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