WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), a global leader in logistics technology, announced that Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:CORE) has selected Descartes' advanced telematics and driver compliance solutions to improve the efficiency and safety of its drivers and use of its mobile assets. Core-Mark is one of the largest broad-line, full-service marketers and distributors of packaged consumer products in North America.

"Core-Mark was looking for a partner who could provide superior and cost-effective telematics and driver compliance capabilities integrated with routing and mobile solutions," said Frank Kovach, Director of Transportation at Core-Mark. "We selected Descartes because we are already using their route planning solutions, and they quickly emerged as the clear leader for the comprehensive solution we required."

Descartes' advanced telematics and driver compliance solutions provide leading-edge GPS tracking, vehicle performance monitoring, in-cab navigation and support of government-required driver hours of service and vehicle fuel tax reporting. The solutions use state-of-the-art-technology, which includes the Google Android™ operating system, sophisticated hardware, and two-way wireless communications.

Telematics and driver compliance is part of Descartes' comprehensive integrated Routing, Mobile and Telematics suite which supports the end-to-end processes fleet operators need to:

  • Create route plans that best serve customers while minimizing costs;
  • Ensure that the plans are being executed in the field and address changes in real-time;
  • Capture and distribute customer data from the field in a timely manner;
  • Track the performance of vehicles and related equipment; and
  • Comply with government reporting and working mandates.

"Working with leading customers has helped us solidify our vision for the integration of routing, mobile, telematics and driver compliance solutions," said Andrew Roszko, Vice President at Descartes. "We are thrilled to now offer our customers one of the most advanced telematics and driver compliance technologies available to help them improve the safety and productivity of their fleet today, and tomorrow."

About Core-Mark

Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to approximately 28,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 25 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities the Company operates as a third party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products. For more information, please visit www.core-mark.com.

About Descartes

Descartes (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX) is the global leader in logistics technology. If logistics is critical to your business, Descartes connects the people and technology to put your organization in motion. We extend the command of logistics operations, helping the world's largest and most connected logistics community to quickly reduce costs, improve service and comply with customs and transportation regulations. Descartes' Logistics Technology Platform uniquely combines the power of The Global Logistics Network, the world's most extensive multi-modal network, with the industry's broadest array of modular and interoperable web and wireless logistics applications. At our core, Descartes' team of industry-leading logistics experts is dedicated to delivering innovative solutions while working closely with our customers to help ensure their success. Descartes is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and has offices and partners around the world. Learn more at www.descartes.com .

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