Hazmat Tracking Center for shippers, carriers
Oct 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Spill Center, a provider of hazardous materials incident support and environmental claims management services, has opened an advanced Hazmat Tracking Center. This center incorporates wireless voice and data communications and satellite tracking to increase security and enhance incident response for shippers and transporters in the United States, according to Tom Moses, Spill Center founder and president.
The new resource center integrates Qualcomm's OmniTRACS satellite-based mobile communications and tracking system and OmniExpress mobile communications system with wireless and online access to Spill Center's data banks and trained staff.
Qualcomm's Mobile Data Interchange (MDI) capability enables transporters to share their data with Spill Center in an automated and efficient way. The driver of a vehicle equipped with an OmniTRACS or OmniExpress system can transmit pre-formatted “emergency,” “immediate,” or “normal” messages to his or her dispatcher, depending on the nature of the incident.
A copy of the message is automatically routed through Qualcomm's Network Management Center to Spill Center, where trained personnel immediately contact the designated company personnel, emergency responders and any other support providers needed to control the incident. Spill Center can forward data and alerts in the form of faxes, pages, e-mail, and text messages to customized distribution and notification lists as well as to client company databases.
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