This paper shows the use of dedicated short range communications, DSRC, as a resource as implemented in a LAN environment. Customer wants and needs are reviewed in light of the requirements for trucking companies to reach 100% utilization of assets and to pursue the constant goal of lowering operating costs. The user perspective of applications are discussed with respect to lane based versus area based data collection. Multiple applications are satisfied from multiple departmental needs. Application design considerations are discussed for using this wireless communication.