Omnitracs, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has recently rolled out the Omnitracs Integrated Telematics (OIT). Designed to meet the needs of growing fleets or those that just require better data capture and analytics, OIT offers real-time GPS and driver performance data, increasing visibility into traffic conditions, driver behavior, and asset location.
As part of a strategic collaboration between Omnitracs and Volvo Trucks, this initial release of the solution will be an available option on every new Volvo truck, and can also be retrofitted on older trucks featuring telematics hardware. OIT is a web-based solution designed to help Volvo customer get valuable insights regarding driver behavior and asset location.
According to Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services at Volvo Trucks, unlike conventional solutions, Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks’ software incorporates with their original hardware, enabling Volvo customers to benefit from a best-in-class solution, without having to add to or change their existing equipment. He said that it is providing fleets with real-time insights to better track assets and promote safe driving.
Apart from tracking relative road speed and idling duration and cost, other significant features of the OIT solution, include detailed summary and exception reporting with real-time alerts through SMS or email; a “hardware-free” solution that is offered as part of the OE, enabling for optional integration with routing and dispatching; vehicle usage monitoring including information about activity during or after defined fuel costs, work hours, and route accountability.
Rich Glasmann, vice president of OEM strategy, sales, and marketing at Omnitracs commented: “With OIT, our partners can leverage their existing OEM hardware and receive all the productivity and visibility benefits that come with data analytics.” He concluded that OIT simplifies the process for managers attempting to ensure road safety and motorists looking to enhance their own efficiency.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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