May, 2011, Charlotte, NC: Track Star International, Inc. is pleased to announce acceptance into the Garmin Authorized Partner program. This is the direct result of the successful demonstration of the newly released functions within Track Star AVLS that allow dispatchers to communicate directly with the Garmin Nuvi™ and Dezl™ navigation devices in their vehicles. Dispatchers are able to send destinations directly to the devices which then navigate drivers to the desired destinations. In addition, dispatchers can send messages to drivers using the Garmin devices, and drivers can also respond with canned or free form messages back to the dispatcher.
This new capability delivers important new functionality to Track Star AVLS users and provides a means to further maximize the efficient use of vehicle fleets of all types. The Garmin Dezl™ increases in-vehicle automation, and reduces driver paperwork and workload by providing electronic DOT Hours of Service Logs and IFTA Fuel Tax reporting functions. The Dezl™ routes vehicles to desired destinations by selecting routes appropriate to vehicle weight and size.