Omnitracs, a fleet management solution provider for transportation and logistics companies, has announced a new partnership with Samsung Electronics America to help the transportation industry address the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate. The partnership is designed to drive the creation of a fully-integrated joint solution, combining Samsung mobile devices and security solutions with the Omnitracs XRS fleet management software.
“In preparation for the new government regulation coming in December, partnering with Samsung furthers our commitment to providing carriers with Omnitracs’ best-in-class products and services,” said John Graham, CEO, Omnitracs. “Samsung has a reputation for combining state-of-the-art, ultra-secure technology with an intuitive design, which will be instrumental in driving ELD implementation throughout the trucking industry.”
The FMCSA-compliant solution should increase safety by helping drivers monitor hours of service (HOS) logs to comply with legal requirements, while also serving as a mobile entertainment device for recreational use when off-duty. Electronic tracking of HOS increases speed and accuracy of reporting, since drivers can track their hours in real time instead of fixed increments, such as manual entry methods. In addition, the solution will be designed to provide fleets with driver performance analytics like fuel usage, drive time, speed, driving behavior, driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) and trip data.
“With the trucking industry racing to be compliant with ELD standards by end of year, Samsung technology is helping fleet and trucking companies achieve their goals, and do so with a solution that keeps driver satisfaction and ease-of-use top-of-mind,” said Ted Brodheim, VP, vertical business and B2B mobile division, Samsung Electronics America. “Today’s transportation and trucking companies increasingly rely on mobile devices for navigational, analytical and recreational functions, and we are excited to collaborate with Omnitracs to deliver on next-generation mobility with telematics capabilities.”
Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.
Edited by Ken Briodagh