Press Release

 

@Road® Unveils New GPS-Based Services to Help Waste Companies Improve Routing, Eliminate Paperwork and Increase Workforce Productivity

WASTE EXPO, DALLAS, TX - May 18, 2004 - Booth #8015 -- @Road (NASDAQ: ARDI), a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, today introduced three new GPS-based services for the waste industry. The Bar Code Wand, CoverSheet and Roll-off Routing mobile resource management services from @Road let workers in the field automatically record, transmit and report on real-time, location-based information to streamline operations, reduce paperwork and dynamically route mobile workers and resources.

Waste companies serving residential, commercial and roll-off routes now have a way to analyze planned vs. actual schedules, on-time percentages, unmatched locations and optimize routes.

"Today, companies of all sizes in the waste industry are keenly focused on reducing routes in order to improve profitability," said Krish Panu, president and CEO of @Road. "@Road worked closely with one of the nation's largest waste management companies to develop the CoverSheet and Roll-off Routing solutions. We believe that companies can realize significant cost savings by using @Road services to optimize and reduce waste routes."

 

Bar Code Wand and CoverSheet

By scanning each customer code on arrival, the Bar Code Wand lets mobile workers and pick-up crews quickly and automatically timestamp proof of collection. These employees can also perform additional code scans designed specifically for on-route data collection to record obstacles, including locked gates, debris blockage, snow, ice, extra trash and other downtime criteria.

Information collected via the @Road Bar Code Wand service creates automated cover sheet summaries and enhanced reporting that can:

  • eliminate on-route paperwork
  • decrease route costs; and
  • increase collection opportunities.

 

Roll-off Routing

Designed to automate route optimization for a company's roll-off routes, the Roll-off Routing solution from @Road can optimize route schedules based on customer criteria and an organization's business rules, such as pickup/drop-off location, drive time, employee availability, container type or city ordinances. In addition, Roll-off Routing provides dynamic dispatching capabilities, enabling companies to schedule unplanned jobs as they arise.

Using @Road Roll-off Routing services, waste industry companies can:

  • Reduce hours per haul and increase container swaps
  • Eliminate manual routing and data entry
  • Reduce disposal costs
  • See at-a-glance which routes are on time, late or off-route; and
  • Plan routes around customer-determined time windows-automatically.

 

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 130,000 mobile workers in North America every day. The company has headquarters in Fremont, CA, and secure 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 develop, market and sell the Bar Code Wand, Roll-off Routing and CoverSheet services discussed herein, the 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-Q dated May 10, 2004, Report on Form 10-K dated March 12, 2004 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.

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