McLeod Software Introduces LoadMaster Version 8.1

Interfaces with CarrierWeb, Teletrac and QUALCOMM’s HOS and T2 Trailer Tracking also available

Birmingham, Ala. – May 17, 2007 – McLeod Software, a leading provider of dispatch, accounting and operations fleet management software for the trucking industry today announced the newest and most advanced version of its enterprise transportation management system. The result of McLeod’s long standing proactive development philosophy, which calls for continued efforts to enhance its products, the new features of LoadMaster® Version 8.1 will vastly improve a motor carrier’s ability to manage business processes for optimum efficiency and profitability.

“More than 6 years ago, we completely redesigned and redeveloped our entire product line to take advantage of 3rd generation client-server architecture and development methods, affording us platform independence, robustness and scalability,” says Tom McLeod, president and founder of McLeod Software. “As a result, today’s LoadMaster software can run on one server or across multiple servers and on virtually any hardware or software platform. No other major software vendor to the trucking industry offers this technology. It has also given us the flexibility to accelerate release cycles, delivering two major product releases per year, each adding powerful new features into the product. Ultimately, the benefit is that there are more features, more choices and more capabilities for our customers.”

There are several new features and enhancements in LoadMaster Version 8.1 including:

  • Recurring Orders Scheduler – this user-defined scheduler allows customer to set up daily, weekly or monthly trips in advance allowing for better resource planning. Helps a carrier improve service for dedicated operations and for high-volume customers.
  • Round Trip Functionality – streamlines functions for improved visibility and execution of round trip operations, a common model handled by dedicated carriers.
  • Local Mileage Table – used to help with contracts negotiated with specific mileage requirements, this feature provides users with the ability to enter specific mileage on routine trips where the actual or agreed-to miles differ from mileage in standard lookup programs. It is especially useful for deliveries in rural areas.

In addition to product and feature enhancements, Version 8.1 hosts new optional interfaces with third-party vendors including: CarrierWeb® mobile communications, QUALCOMM® Hours of Service, QUALCOMM® T2 Trailer Tracking, TCH Interactive Fuel and Teletrac® FleetDirector® mobile communications.

About LoadMaster
An enterprise management system, LoadMaster provides a host of dispatch and operations functions including: driver management, equipment tracking, service failure analysis, OS&D claims, automated driver detention, EDI, fuel tax reporting, document imaging and more. Accounting functions of the software include: accounts payable/receivables, freight billing, settlements and office payroll, auto fuel surcharge, general ledger, custom financials, and consolidated reporting.
About McLeod Software
McLeod Software is a leading provider of dispatch, operations and accounting fleet management software in North America. Specifically developed for the trucking industry, McLeod Software’s management solutions and services enable transportation companies to increase their efficiencies while reducing costs and driver turnover. McLeod Software’s integrated software products include LoadMaster®, PowerBroker™, and LoadMaster® Document Imaging. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama , the company services over 500 companies throughout North America. For more information, contact us toll free at 877-362-5363 or visit us at http://www.McLeodSoftware.com.

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