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The Ziegler Group Selects Trimble CarCube Solution to
Equip its European Heavy Goods Fleet


SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2011—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that the Ziegler Group has selected the Trimble® CarCube® fleet management system for its fleet of 2,000 heavy goods vehicles across Europe.

CarCube is a comprehensive fleet management solution that offers a suite of features designed to improve efficiency and communication between fleet operators and their drivers. Features include driver identification; navigation capabilities; task planning and status reporting; trailer identification and verification; journey time assistance to comply with European Union regulations for drivers; integrated Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMRs) transportation documentation scanning; Fleet Management System (FMS) data capabilities such as fuel consumption, speed, engine revs, braking, cruise control, engine temperature and many others; and two-way driver data communications via an easy-to-use touch screen computer installed in the cab.

"As a freight forwarder operating in European markets, we needed an advanced international fleet management solution and service. CarCube meets all of our requirements," said Daniel Verschelde, European information systems director at the Ziegler Group. "The Trimble CarCube is very easy to use, which is essential to help ensure acceptance of the tool by our drivers. The solution is also adaptable. For example, during the field trial we selected the option of installing an on-board scanner to allow CMRs to be transmitted immediately if drivers faced any issues with deliveries. Finally, we measured the ease with which CarCube could be integrated with our internal transport planning applications."

"Ziegler was impressed by CarCube's adaptability and ease of use as well as the amount of useful information that the solution can provide both to the fleet team and its drivers," said Fabien Dusserre, manager of Trimble Transport, France. "CarCube can provide Ziegler's fleet management operations with a platform to reduce costs, lower fuel consumption, meet compliance requirements and improve productivity."

For more information about CarCube, visit: http://www.trimbletl.com/en/products-services/on-board-computer-carcube.

About the Ziegler Group

The Ziegler Group is an international provider of logistic services and multimodal transportation. With more than 3,700 staff members, 180 operational sites, 930,000 square meters of warehouses and an invoicing figure of euro 1.203 billion in 2009, the Ziegler Group is among the European leaders in the multimodal transport industry for road haulage, air and sea freight and logistics. The Ziegler Group was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Brussels.

For more information, visit: www.zieglergroup.com.

About Trimble Transport & Logistics Division

Trimble Transport & Logistics, formerly Punch Telematix, is a leading provider of transport management solutions for companies of all sizes in the transport and logistics sector. The innovative and user-friendly solutions include on-board computers, wireless communication services and Web-based back-office applications that are integrated to create a seamless work flow to transform and optimize operations. With modular, scalable architecture, Trimble Transport & Logistics' solutions can grow with the changing needs of a business.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.


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