Press Release

 

@Road® Driver Logs Service Update Helps Customers Automatically Comply with New Department of Transportation Hours-of-Service Regulations

FREMONT, CA -- December 9, 2003 -- @Road (Nasdaq: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, today announced plans to release an update to its Driver Logs service to enable customers to comply with the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations. Effective January 4, 2004, HOS regulatory changes will include off- and on-duty time, driving time and cumulative restarts for all property carrying commercial drivers and motorcoaches.

Intended as an enhancement to public safety, the new Federal rules state that a mobile worker may drive for 11 hours, following which he must spend 10 hours off-duty. Additionally, a mobile worker may not drive beyond the fourteenth hour after coming on-duty, following which he must spend 10 hours off-duty. For additional information visit the DOT website at www.fmcsa.dot.gov.

Because @Road offers its services on a hosted basis, customers have access to up-to-the-minute enhancements to their @Road applications without the need to upgrade hardware or download software. Unlike other solutions that require users to install new firmware, download new applications or modify back-end systems, the @Road Driver Logs service update is designed to enable customers to automatically comply with the new HOS regulations. No user intervention will be required.

"We design @Road applications to help customers reduce their costs of doing business," said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "We believe that the @Road Driver Logs service is a critical business tool for any commercial transportation company seeking to optimize operations and increase profitability. When the hours-of-service regulations change on January 4, our customers can be confident that their @Road Driver Logs service complies with the most current HOS requirements."

 

About @Road Driver Logs Service

Launched in July 2003, the @Road Driver Logs service enables mobile workers to record electronically HOS information and duty status changes directly into their on-board @Road Internet Data Terminal (iDT™). Automatically reporting this information helps companies avoid violation risks and enables mobile workers to be more productive by reducing paperwork and decreasing unproductive time spent at inspection stations.

With the @Road Driver Logs service, companies can:

  • Save money. Eliminate paperwork for mobile workforces and administrative staff.
  • Reduce HOS violation risks. Know when mobile workers are near HOS limits.
  • View current HOS any time, 24/7. Generate daily, weekly or monthly reports by mobile worker showing hours worked, hours available and regulatory violations.

 

About @Road

@Road (NASDAQ: ARDI) is a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, a rapidly growing category of productivity solutions integrating wireless communications, location technologies, hosted software applications, transaction processing and the Internet to help companies better manage mobile workers. Any size organization, in any industry or public sector, in which improving the productivity of mobile workers has an impact on revenue, expenses, customer service and competitive advantage, will benefit from @Road MRM services. Because @Road offers MRM services on a hosted basis, customers avoid expensive and complex software and IT infrastructure investments. Since @Road delivers services on a subscription basis, customers can experience a rapid and measurable return-on-investment.

@Road delivers its MRM services to more than 117,000 mobile workers in North America every day. The company has headquarters in Fremont, CA, and networked data centers on both U.S. coasts. For more information, visit the @Road web site at www.road.com.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability of @Road to successfully market, sell and support Driver Logs service, changes in the planned release date for the update to the Driver Logs service, ability of @Road to develop services that comply with a changing regulatory environment, dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others, and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K/A dated July 29, 2003, Report on Form 10-Q dated November 14, 2003 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. @Road undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

@Road is a registered trademark of At Road, Inc. iDT is a trademark of At Road, Inc.


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