WebTech Wireless, a provider of vehicle fleet location-based services (LBS) and telematics technology, has signed an agreement with Oregon-based Cascade Sierra Solutions (CSS) for the distribution of Quadrant transportation system to CSS truck fleet customers.

CSS promotes and administrates various federal and state-funded clean air and fuel use reduction programs available to truck fleet operators throughout the US. These provide financial incentives and financing options to trucking companies to replace, retrofit and/or incorporate new technologies into their fleets to reduce fuel use and resultant CO2 and noxious emissions.

Quadrant is an end-to-end system for the transportation industry that provides GPS-based remote fleet management capabilities to truck fleet operators, allowing them to monitor the location and operation of their trucks in real-time.

One specific program where CSS and WebTech Wireless are involved is the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Trucks Program, whose goal it is to replace as many as 16,000 non-compliant diesel trucks by 2012. The majority of the Quadrant units in this agreement will be used in port applications.

Andrew Paul, regional business manager of transportation at WebTech Wireless, said: “This agreement further validates our own Telematics for the Planet environmental product initiatives, and our belief that vehicle LBS and telematics are poised to play a very important role in reducing the nation’s fossil fuel dependency and protecting the environment.”