“The acquisition of GeoLogic opens the door to new software subscribers in the for-hire segment of the trucking industry,” said Jay Coughlan, XATA chairman and CEO. “Combined with our expertise in the private fleet segment, this acquisition will provide a platform for significant growth within the over-the-road transportation sector. The combination of our two companies will broaden XATA’s footprint in the market and further leverage GeoLogic’s technology and professional staff.”
The combined companies reported $55.6 million of revenue for the trailing 12-month period ending December 31, 2007. After the acquisition, XATA has approximately 57,000 monthly subscribers using its technology.
Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, XATA Corporation is an expert in optimizing fleet operations by reducing costs and ensuring regulatory compliance for the trucking industry. With the introduction of XATANET in 2004, our customers now have access to vehicle data anywhere, anytime, through a fee-based subscription service. Our software and professional services help companies manage fleet operations, enhance driver safety and deliver a higher level of customer satisfaction. XATA provides expert services to develop the business processes required to deliver the profitability, safety and service level demanded by today’s competitive transportation environments. XATA was the first company to introduce electronic driver logs and exception-based management reporting. For more information, visit www.xata.com or call 1-800-745-9282.
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