Networkcar, a provider of wireless fleet management, announced that the Alabama Department of Environmental Management has selected Networkfleet as its fleet management solution to wirelessly monitor GPS location, engine diagnostics and emissions for its entire fleet. Networkfleet combines GPS location with diagnostic monitoring.
ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts, and federal solid and hazardous waste laws. Networkfleet is being installed to monitor ADEM’s fleet of sedans and light-duty trucks that are used in conducting field inspections. ADEM worked with AllComm Wireless, a Networkcar reseller in Montgomery, Ala., in the selection and installation process.
“Networkfleet was the only system we found that continuously monitors the performance of the vehicle and reports failures in the emissions control system,” says Aubrey White, ADEM general services branch chief. “As we are an environmental agency, it was especially important to us that the system report emissions problems immediately so that they can be identified and repaired.”
Since Networkfleet connects directly to a vehicle’s onboard diagnostics (OBD-II) port, it dynamically measures and reports on the status of a vehicle’s emissions control system and monitors excess idle time to reduce emissions, the company says; it also can determine precise information such as actual vehicle speed and miles per gallon. Fleet managers can login to a secure website to view vehicle performance data and have reports e-mailed directly to their in-box daily, weekly or monthly.
“Emissions monitoring is becoming a more important aspect of fleet management as states implement laws to reduce vehicle emissions,” says Keith Schneider, president of San Diego-based Networkcar. “Networkfleet’s emissions monitoring not only reduces air pollution, it also lowers maintenance costs and increases fuel efficiency by uncovering faulty emissions systems early.”