Boeing Subsidiary Continental DataGraphics, ATA Council Launch Comprehensive Maintenance Website

Continental DataGraphics (CDG), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] , and the American Trucking Associations, Inc.'s Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) have launched a web site that provides fleet maintenance professionals one source for information needed to maintain their fleets.

Fleet operators currently receive information in multiple formats and through a variety of unique original equipment manufacturer and supplier web sites. In contrast the Web site is a unified resource providing technical literature and parts catalogs from all of a fleet's equipment providers. Sponsored by the TMC, it provides the industry with a secure, easy-to-use parts and maintenance information utility customized to the needs of each user.

"One of the biggest challenges facing fleets is managing the flow of maintenance-related information from multiple manufacturers and suppliers," said Carl Kirk, the Technology and Maintenance Council executive director and vice president of councils for ATA. "By aggregating maintenance data from all of a fleet's manufacturers and suppliers into one browser-based database, TMC FleetPortal can significantly reduce the time fleet professionals spend searching for maintenance information," Kirk said.

Portal users can access all data relevant to a particular vehicle or equipment unit, including parts catalogs, TMC recommended practices, service bulletins, parts information letters, repair and maintenance manuals, written diagnostic procedures and service updates, along with other internal information generated by individual fleet operators.

"Our unique combination of expertise and experience in providing information management solutions to support equipment-intensive industries will allow TMC to help the trucking industry streamline business processes and achieve significant operational efficiencies," said Larry Crogg, vice president of FleetPortal Solutions for Continental DataGraphics.

TMC is North America 's premier professional society for truck maintenance, information technology, and logistics professionals. Its membership of more than 2,200 individuals is dedicated to the improvement of equipment and support technologies, maintenance and maintenance management.

TMC is a technical council of American Trucking Associations, the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of other trucking groups, industry-related conferences and its 50 affiliated state trucking associations, ATA represents more than 37,000 members covering every type of motor carrier in the United States .

Established in 1969, Continental DataGraphics (CDG) is a world leader in digital information management solutions for trucking, aviation, construction, energy and other industries. CDG transforms data spread across multiple legacy formats into information repositories customized for individual operators or scaled to meet the needs of an entire industry. CDG's offerings include document and content management solutions, digital imaging, technical authoring and illustration, engineering offload services, specialized applications development, systems integration, and additional alliance partner software applications. With headquarters in El Segundo , California , CDG has facilities in multiple U.S. locations and European support offices in the United Kingdom .

For more information about TMC FleetPortal, click here.

For more information about CDG, click here.

For more information about the American Trucking Associations' Technology and Maintenance Council, click here.

For further information:
Mona Rice
Continental DataGraphics
(425) 691-2680
John Sipper
American Trucking Associations
(703) 838-1895
Jill Langer
(206) 544-8237