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eflatbed.com and T-Chek Systems Bring Financial and Information Services To The Flatbed Transportation Industry

Pittsburgh, PA, October 31, 2000 - eflatbed.com and T-Chek Systems, Inc. (T-Chek) today announced their intent to jointly bring financial and information solutions to flatbed motor carriers. As a result of T-Chek's success in financial and information services and eflatbed.com's success in logistics management, the companies are joining forces to coordinate the distribution of services to the flatbed industry.

Through this relationship, flatbed carriers will have access to a third-party co-branded card offering fuel purchase and cash advance capabilities through T-Chek's financial processing systems. Fuel management services, licensing, permitting, and fuel tax processing are also part of this initiative.

“The technology visions and synergies between the operating platforms of T-Chek and eflatbed.com are what makes this partnership positioned for success,” said JJ Singh, President of T-Chek. “Both companies offer extensive Internet-based solutions for carriers who look to eCommerce for streamlining efficiencies and reducing costs. The integration of these platforms bring innovative solutions to this sector of the market that are non-existent today,” Singh continued.

“The combination of T-Chek and eflatbed.com services will enhance the value of offerings to our mutual target markets,” said Joe Morgan, President of eflatbed.com. “Our decision to partner with T-Chek was based on their Internet capabilities and their leadership in the third-party billing services market. This alliance brings quality products and services tailored specifically to flatbed motor carriers, which brings additional value to this sector of the trucking industry,” Morgan concluded.

About eflatbed.com
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, eflatbed.com (www.eflatbed.com)is the only Internet transportation marketplace dedicated to providing complete logistics services to flatbed motor carriers and shippers. The eflatbed.com exchange, which electronically links available freight opportunities with potential carriers, improves the efficiency of the flatbed transportation system by integrating the entire shipment transaction process online-from load planning to payment. eflatbed.com currently has strategic partnerships with several online marketplaces in the metals, lumber, and building materials industries.

About T-Chek Systems
Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, T-Chek Systems, Inc. (www.tchek.com) is recognized as a market innovator in purchase controls, payment processing, and e-Business information solutions, providing service to thousands of companies in the transportation and logistics industries. T-Chek is a wholly owned subsidiary of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

Contact: Elicia Troese, eflatbed.com, 412-928-2639, or etroese@quadrivius.com, or for T-Chek, Mark Derks, 612-975-6384, or derks@tchek.com

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