Press Release

@Road Announces Customer Win with Leading Locating and Utility Services Company

ELM Locating and Utility Services signs agreement for @Road MRM solution designed to improve the productivity of up to approximately 900 ELM Field Technician

FREMONT Calif. (February 9, 2006) -- @Road®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI), a global provider of next-generation Mobile Resource Management (MRM), today announced that ELM Locating and Utility Services has selected @Road as its MRM solutions provider. ELM is expected to use the @Road GeoManager(SM) on-demand MRM solution that includes the powerful combination of advanced @Road location intelligence technology with integrated Wi-Fi and EV-DO high-speed data communications capabilities and on-demand MRM tools and field service reports. The @Road GeoManager solution, designed to leverage the Verizon Wireless EV-DO broadband network, is intended to give ELM the manageability and real-time visibility into the work of up to approximately 900 ELM Underground Utility Locating Field Technicians.

“ELM is another example of the market traction we’re experiencing within the utilities vertical,” said Leo Jolicoeur, @Road chief marketing officer. “We’re not just delivering ELM an innovative MRM solution; we’re delivering ELM a competitive advantage designed to help it meet the customer’s unique requirements for quick response times, accuracy in marking of underground utility cables for safety and confirmation of completed work.”

With the @Road GeoManager integrated Wi-Fi and EV-DO functionality, ELM field technicians can use any Wi-Fi enabled device to access back-office business applications through a secure broadband wireless data connection. The Wi-Fi connection can also enable ELM field technicians to quickly and easily download job and other information, which can lead to quicker initial response times and improved technician productivity in the field.

“We chose @Road because of its industry leadership and solution offerings that have been proven in the utility industry,” said Matt Quinn, president of ELM Locating and Utility Services. “We also like that the @Road GeoManager on-demand solution is easy to use and deploy while giving us a sophisticated capability that can help us better manage our field technicians and their work.”

ELM Locating & Utility Services is headquartered in Missoula, Montana and is part of the ELM Group of Companies, a privately-held, nationwide consulting & liability management group headquartered in Peoria, Illinois serving clients primarily in the utility, oil and gas, and mining industries. With more than 95 utility customers, ELM Locating & Utility Services covers 14 western and central states. The company’s Underground Utility Locating Field Technicians complete more than 25,000 locates every day while maintaining continuous attention to quality.


About @Road

@Road, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. @Road delivers Mobile Resource Management solutions in three key areas: Field Force Management, Field Service Management and Field Asset Management. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that can seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data. @Road is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit

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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the implementation of @Road MRM solutions by ELM; ability of @Road to comply with the terms of the agreement with ELM; the ability of @Road MRM solutions improve the productivity and manageability of mobile workers and service delivery; competition; and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 15, 2005, in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated November 8, 2005 and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

@Road, the @Road logo and GeoManager are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of @Road, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective owners.


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