According to a recent release, FleetUp, a provider of ELD/HOS compliance solutions for Intelligent Fleet Management, has launched a partnership with Shipwell, a connected transportation management system (TMS) provider for shippers, brokers and carriers.
The integration of Shipwell's algorithmic tracking technology with FleetUp's FMCSA-compliant electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management system (FMS) will, the companies said, provide fleet managers with a machine learning platform that enables smart scheduling and routing capabilities, data-driven driver selection and real-time communications between drivers and dispatchers on one connected platform.
The Shipwell/FleetUp enhanced platform is designed to give fleet managers access to real-time location tracking technology and provides customers with up-to-date ETA per shipment and the option to select drivers based on previous drive times, and loading and offloading history.
“Shipwell is constantly pushing the technology envelope to make shipper, broker and carrier lives easier. With the December ELD mandate approaching, we researched over sixty ELD devices for integration, and were impressed by FleetUp's robust ELD, fleet management platform, and API solution,” said Greg Price, CEO, Shipwell. “Not only is the FleetUp compliance solution one of the easiest to install, it is competitively priced. This partnership is an exciting next step in the digital future of fleet management, and we will continue offering the best compliance and management solutions to our customers.”
The Shipwell/FleetUp platform will be available with the FleetUp ELD, which installs as a hidden device in under 10 minutes. This allows the OBD-II port to remain open for maintenance and for the continued tracking of GPS and vehicle data offline as a safe and reliable compliance solution.
“The integration and partnership of Shipwell and FleetUp makes sense,” said Christian Renaud, research director, Internet of Things, 451 Research. “FleetUp's ELD and FMS offerings are proven and robust, and its telematics-based approach avoids potential driver safety issues from poor Bluetooth-based implementations. Fleets and enterprises need to pick the most secure and reliable option when betting the safety of their drivers and loads, and ensuring compliance.”
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