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Tele Atlas Announces Coast-To-Coast Truck Routing Database With Local Road Information


New Tele Atlas/Logistics Database Helps Fleet Operators Identify Road and Weight Restrictions, Other Data for Safe and Efficient Route Creation

November 4, 2005, San Francisco – Tele Atlas, a leading global geographic content provider, announced today at its Partner Conference Tele Atlas/Logistics, a truck routing database for the U.S. and Canada that includes vital trucking attributes such as road restrictions and bridge detail to help truckers plan safe and efficient routes. Tele Atlas/Logistics is the only digital mapping database to provide nationwide trucking attributes with detail down to the local street level.

Targeted for the commercial vehicle telematics and fleet logistics industries, Tele Atlas/Logistics provides truck attributes for interstate highways and state roads for all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as local access road data. The Tele Atlas/Logistics database covers more than seven million miles of roads and identifies multiple categories of restrictions, including hazardous material regulations and truck-preferred/truck-restricted routes.

“With ever-increasing demands on the freight transportation industry, understanding the challenges of commercial fleet operators is important to improving mobility and productivity,” said Dana Fenner, Market Director, Fleet Logistics for Tele Atlas. “Commercial carriers face many navigation issues, including legal road and physical restrictions. With Tele Atlas/Logistics, they can plan the best route, keep costs to a minimum, save fuel and reduce emissions while increasing safety and efficiency.”

As previously announced, QUALCOMM, the industry’s global leader in providing high-value wireless data solutions, will deploy Tele Atlas/Logistics to enhance its line of platforms, applications and services offered to the transportation and logistics, and construction equipment industries.

“The accuracy of Tele Atlas’ maps, their high-quality and efficient data-gathering processes, and their effective integration of trucking attributes and other industry-specific content with their data were critical factors in our decision to select Tele Atlas as our map data supplier,” said Tom Doyle, vice president of business development for QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions. “The high-quality information from Tele Atlas will greatly enhance the benefits and value QUALCOMM customers derive from our stable of technologies and complete end-to-end wireless solutions.”

According to Tele Atlas, more than two million miles of roads have restrictions that impact large commercial vehicles. To help truckers plan the most efficient and safest route, Tele Atlas/Logistics provides detailed information on nine layers of hazardous materials, restriction detail and truck-preferred/truck-restricted routes for all classifications of roads and all vehicle types. Tele Atlas continually verifies its map data with its own staff and through alliances with routing professionals who help verify and update road data daily.

About Tele Atlas
Founded in 1984, Tele Atlas is a leading provider of digital maps and dynamic location content for a variety of navigation, location-based services and geospatial products and database solutions. The company’s database is a highly accurate reproduction of today’s street network, enabling turn-by-turn route guidance on a high percentage of European, US and Canadian roads. Tele Atlas’ compatibility with major navigation systems and its open system design have made the company’s technology adaptable to both consumer and business-to-business applications. From logistics to marketing to traffic and fleet management, in almost every sector of today’s business and consumer world, Tele Atlas has built a reputation as an acknowledged pioneer and leader in the digital map industry. For more information, visit


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