Omnitracs offers Vehicle Maintenance app on MCP50


Omnitracs, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and provider of integrated wireless systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced the availability of its Vehicle Maintenance application on the Mobile Computing Platform 50 (MCP50). Vehicle Maintenance captures engine and vehicle diagnostic information and sends it to drivers and fleet managers so that service can be scheduled to reduce repair costs.

Initially launched in 2008 and also available on Omnitracs’ MCP110 and MCP200, the Vehicle Maintenance application monitors the most common engine fault codes and periodically reports vehicle diagnostic information and when alerts are generated. Fleets may configure the reporting intervals to align with their business needs, the company says.

Back office personnel receive the notifications via a web interface or emails, while drivers are notified of engine faults on the in-cab display.

“Both proactive fleet maintenance and reducing the time and money spent on roadside assistance remain a major opportunity for transportation companies,” said Vikas Jain, vice president of product management and software as a service at Omnitracs. “Fleets using our cost-effective MCP50 can now make more proactive, intelligent maintenance decisions to maximize the time their trucks are on the road generating revenues and minimize their maintenance time and costs.”

Vehicle Maintenance provides the option to view both current and historical information about each vehicle or the entire fleet. Managers are able to spot critical issues on one consolidated page, as well as sort and filter information. Vehicle View provides a more detailed diagnostic, location and profile snapshot, along with graphical representations of generated data, to improve analysis and resolution of reported fault conditions.

The Vehicle Maintenance application is included with Omnitracs’ Premium Plan. Other applications available on the MCP50 include: Analytics Manager, Critical Event Reporting, Hours of Service, In-Cab Navigation, Performance Monitoring with Fuel Manager and Vehicle Inspection Report.

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