A large concrete mixer truck producer plans to factory-equip and enable its products for an Internet-based, wireless fleet management system.

McNeilus Companies Inc., Dodge Center, Minn., announced March 19 it will offer the Telvisant Mobile Resource Management System from Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., for access to fleet data from a co-branded McNeilus/Trimble Website. Factory-installed hardware, also from Trimble, will use global positioning systems and sensors to continuously report status and locations of mixers in company fleets.

Also announced March 19, Trimble will ally with Systech, Inc., Darien, Ill., to link Telvisant to Systech's Advantage Dispatch 8.0 software, an automated ticketing and dispatch product for the ready-mix concrete and aggregate market