Qualcomm Inc., a provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, and TMW Systems Inc., a software provider to the transportation services industry, announced the integration of Qualcomm’s Hours of Service application with TMW’s Innovative IES Enterprise Transportation Software.
The joint solution is designed to allow for the synchronization of hours-of-service data between trucks on the road and the home office, helping fleets improve load planning and customer service. The integration will be available to customers as part of Innovative software release 9.3, scheduled for commercial launch in November.
The companies says that as a result of the integration of QHOS and TMW’s Innovative software, users benefit from an end-to-end solution that is compliant with the latest driver hours-of-service regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Fleet managers will have visibility into available driving hours, including 11/14 and cumulative hours and available duty hours with color coding within the Innovative software resulting in better load planning.
Data synchronization of driver and tractor information between the two systems helps reduce duplicate entry of data. With this integration the QHOS driver log report, which is available on Qualcomm’s QHOS Web portal, users can view tractor, bill of lading and trailer information uploaded directly from the Innovative software. The companies say overall data synchronization and visibility into driver hours will help carriers improve efficiency and productivity.
“Qualcomm is very excited to offer joint customers of Qualcomm Hours of Service and TMW’s Innovative IES the additional value of a fully integrated solution,” says Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm. “With enhanced synchronization between in-cab hours-of-service data and the back office, dispatchers and fleet managers can improve load planning and reduce duplicate entry of data thereby improving efficiency and customer services.”
“TMW Innovative IES customers are eager to bring all crucial data streams into their on-site central or hosted system, providing them unprecedented visibility into where their fleets are and what business they are capable of accepting, at any given time,” says Ray West, vice president and general manager of Innovative. “Qualcomm’s long-standing expertise in creating and communicating real-time information gives Innovative IES an added component that is critical to fleet safety and FMCSA compliance.”
QHOS is an electronic onboard recorder application designed to allow trucking companies to automate their driver logs, which can help improve fleet safety, regulatory compliance and driver productivity. QHOS is designed to provide near real-time monitoring of drivers’ hours, improves reporting accuracy and allows drivers to focus on driving safely and efficiently. Fleet managers and dispatchers can access driver availability information and reports, including duty status, driving time and remaining hours of service, all through a Web browser on Qualcomm’s Web portal.
TMW’s Innovative IES, available as a hosted or on-premise solution, is an Enterprise Transportation Software system designed to join a carrier’s operational and financial systems under the command and control of one program, and incorporates operations, administration, safety, maintenance, financials and many other modules for a completely integrated solution. Third-party modules, such as the Qualcomm’s Hours of Service application, provide significant flexibility and customization opportunities for fleets of all types and sizes.