PeopleNet touts fuel-saving perks of Navigo-powered In-Cab Navigation

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Updated Mar 9, 2012

PeopleNet, a provider of integrated onboard computing and mobile communications systems, announced that its newly enhanced In-Cab Navigation powered by Maptuit NaviGo helps reduce excess fuel expense due to out-of-route miles.

Fleets will have the option to use Route Compliance if In-Cab Navigation is not integrated to their dispatch system. Route Compliance compares the GPS trail to individual NaviGo routes, and daily or weekly route compliance reports reveal individual stop-to-stop routes requested and identify out-of-route miles for each driver.

The Dispatch Compliance application focuses on complete dispatches to all delivery points as created by the back-office dispatch system and identifies out-of-route miles for each driver, whether or not they requested directions. The Navigo portal may be used to compare the suggested route and the vehicle’s GPD breadcrumbs.

“The recent spike in fuel costs makes it imperative to closely manage out-of-route mileage that leads to excessive fuel costs,” said Rick Ochsendorf, senior vice president of operations and product management, at the Truckload Carriers Association’s annual meeting being held in Kissimmee, Fla. “Route Compliance and Dispatch Compliance information helps managers compare routes that Navigo suggests with routes actually taken and alerts them in real time when a driver deviates.”