Hino touts Insight telematics solution for medium-duty use

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Hino Trucks on Thursday, March 31, announced Hino Insight, an advanced, tailored, comprehensive Web-based location and telematics solution for the medium-duty commercial truck market. Hino says its solution provides innovative GPS-based, remote fleet management capabilities to fleet operations of all sizes – driving efficiencies, safety, security, customer satisfaction and green initiatives.

Working with its telematics technology partner, WebTech Wireless, Hino says it invested more than two years and more than a million miles of real-world testing to develop the value-added versatile fleet management solution. Insight is designed to offer route tracking, geofencing, advanced vehicle administration and planned maintenance management to real-time critical Hino proprietary diagnostics alerts, custom fleet performance dashboard reporting,and remote door unlock telemetry. Additionally, Hino Insight units come standard with a free one-year service subscription plan and a two-year Hino OEM full product warranty.

Insight’s dashboard main page of the HinoInsight.com Web portal is designed specifically for fleet managers to gain a daily snapshot of their fleets’ critical diagnostics status and performance against established targets. The Insight Dashboard is designed to allow fleet managers to access real-time vehicle and driver-related information simultaneously, including key metrics such as:
• Hino proprietary diagnostics critical alerts;
• Idle time fuel savings opportunity calculator;
• Targeted fleet performance for speed, acceleration, braking and fuel usage;
• Identification of trucks with greatest performance improvement opportunities;
• In-route/driving fuel economy versus overall fuel economy;
• Operating time utilization (drive time, idle time and PTO time); and
• Diesel exhaust fluid tank level monitoring.

Hino says the Insight user administration interface accommodates the dynamic nature of fleet operations extending internally beyond the fleet manager to various functional roles such as maintenance supervisors, logistics managers, dispatch, truck drivers and customer service representatives, as well as externally to authorities, insurance companies and end customers.

“A prime advantage of our advanced telematics solution is that from conception through final design, Insight has been developed to improve customer satisfaction at all levels, maximizing opportunities for our customers to achieve sustainable competitiveness,” says Dominik Beckman, marketing manager. “It’s more than simply a total operating cost reducing agent and CRM tool. Hino Insight lends to safe vehicle operation and environmental righteousness, which are core elements of our mission.”

Hino says the integration of WebTech Wireless’ fleet management solutions expertise and network of telecommunications industry leaders – Garmin, AT&T and Google – positions Insight with the versatility to accommodate the individual needs of fleets of all sizes operating in any vocation. A few of the advanced options available to Insight customers include two-way dispatch/driver communication, electronic driver logs with hours-of-service reporting, real-time job management, navigation routing, security/blind spot video monitoring, axle payload weight monitoring, security alert system with emergency call center integration, seatbelt and tire pressure monitoring, accelerometer accident reporting, and fully customized vocational solutions for applications such as snowplow, waste management, fuel delivery and more.

Hino Insight currently is offered for Hino’s 2008 through 2012 model year trucks, with customized solutions available to incorporate most GVW Class 1-8 vehicles for a comprehensive fleet management solution.