Xata Corp., a provider of fleet optimization software, announced ComplianceConnect, a new product designed to enable fleets to seamlessly integrate their existing driver productivity applications with its electronic onboard recorder solution, Xata Turnpike. “With ComplianceConnect, fleets are no longer bound by the proprietary restrictions of traditional EOBR solutions,” says Christian Schenk, vice president of product marketing for Xata. “Instead, they can now seamlessly integrate the power of Xata Turnpike with the driver-productivity applications they’re already running on their cell phones, smartphones and tablet computers.”
Xata says ComplianceConnect features a two-way mobile application programming interface that enables Xata Turnpike to seamlessly run alongside existing driver productivity applications, automatically collecting a variety of driver and vehicle data, thus providing drivers and fleet managers with a single interface to manage hours of service, driver vehicle inspection reports, speed, idle time, hard braking, routes/GPS, arrival and departure times, and engine fault codes.
The company says says this integration enables fleets to make the most of their existing investment while taking advantage of its Xata Turnpike solution for complying with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, including the current released technical requirements for 395.16. Expected to go into effect in mid-2012, this remedial directive mandates EOBRs for all carriers with poor hours-of-service compliance status.
“We are excited that companies now have seamless access to Xata’s award-winning compliance solution and Airclic’s leading mobile supply chain software products in one fully integrated on-demand solution,” says Mike Lee, chief executive officer of Airclic, a provider of mobile supply chain software. “By leveraging the packaged integration between Xata Turnpike and Airclic’s Perform Products, our clients can now dramatically increase the accuracy and efficiency of their fleets, while reducing the costs associated with implementing other EOBR solutions.”
Fleets can use ComplianceConnect to seamlessly integrate Xata Turnpike with Airclic, Apacheta and more than 35 additional MRM, dispatch, routing, proof-of-delivery and other third-party mobile applications. “Adding Xata’s ComplianceConnect to our mobile workflow applications gives our customers a highly-affordable DOT compliance solution for accessing driver logs and inspections directly from their mobile device, while streamlining their mobile business processes with our flexible mobile solutions,” says Don Grust, Apacheta CEO.