MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XRS Corporation (formerly Xata Corporation) (Nasdaq:XRSC), the leader in mobile fleet optimization software, announced today that early registration is now open for its second annual XRS User Event (XUE), to be held Aug. 18-20, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn.
The 2013 event will build upon last year's momentum with renowned keynote speakers Don Mann, author of "Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors." Annette M. Sandberg, a longtime transportation consultant, former FMCSA administrator and member and leader of the Washington State Patrol, will also join the conference as the luncheon keynote speaker.
Mann will share his high-octane narrative of physical and mental toughness, giving unprecedented insight to the inner workings of the training and secret missions of the world's most respected and feared combat unit and drawing parallels to strategic business leadership challenges and opportunities.Sandberg will share her outlook on safety and compliance issues impacting fleet managers, operations directors, IT staff and drivers, with an emphasis on how technology can improve safety and efficiency in all facets of the trucking industry. "Following our 2012 event, the entire XRS team looked for ways to provide even more valuable content to our users in 2013," said Jay Coughlan, chairman and CEO of XRS. "This year, we're taking XUE to the next level, with a pair of headlining speakers that boast deep strategic insight, not just in the trucking industry but across the business and leadership spectrum. Just as 2012 represented our company's transformation into a mobile-focused enterprise, XUE 2013 will build upon our positive momentum as an organization and showcase our most deeply held strategic philosophies." XUE is the premier event for XRS users and other decision-makers in the trucking industry who use technology to achieve fleet optimization, compliance and safety goals. The event will feature an extensive education program, presentations by industry experts and opportunities to meet, socialize and share success stories with other users. XRS team members will be on hand to answer questions, offer advice and interact with users to learn more about how XRS can better meet their needs.