Teletrac, a provider of advanced fleet management solutions for the trucking industry, on Thursday, Oct. 6, announced it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to provide its Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking and hours-of-service software to FMCSA for its U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul trucking pilot program.
All Mexican carrier trucks designated for inclusion in the program will be equipped with a GPS and HOS services electronic monitoring device. Teletrac says its Fleet Director flagship solution is fully compliant with current FMCSA regulations for vehicle and driver monitoring.
“Teletrac has a proven track record of delivering advanced telematics solutions that give carriers powerful control over fleet operations to improve safety, control costs, mitigate risks and ensure compliance,” says Drew Hamilton, Teletrac executive vice president. “We are extremely pleased that officials of FMCSA have chosen to partner with us and are confident that our solution set, expert resources that can deliver training in Spanish, plus headquarters in California and large operations in Texas, will play a vital role in supporting FMCSA.”
Teletrac says Fleet Director integrates GPS location tracking and an electronic onboard recorder plus other advanced features to capture, correlate and archive all HOS data, from “total time driving since last qualified rest” to all underlying information such as driver, vehicle, trailer, shipper, driver status, date and time – all saved as a permanent electronic log. Additionally, a set of 30 standard and customizable reports provides documentation to analyze carriers’ operations and safety performance.
Through the use of its geofencing technology that provides vehicle location data relative to specified geographic landmarks, Teletrac will track trucks participating in the pilot along designated routes and within predefined boundaries to monitor driver adherence to program parameters and safety standards. Teletrac says this technology also enables automated status updates to back-office systems, providing validated time-stamped records of vehicle activity.