PeopleNet, TMW Systems expand integration of HOS, fault codes

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Updated Sep 27, 2013

PeopleNet (www.peoplenetonline.com), a provider of fleet mobility systems, announced a new integration between its eDriver Logs and IDSC MatchAdvice from TMW Systems. The integration improves power-to-load matching with driver hours of service (HOS) information. TMW Systems provides transportation management software to fleets and logistics service providers.

The announcement was made at the annual TMW TransForum User Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 22-25.

“The integration with MatchAdvice combines productivity and compliance. Now TMW’s real-time power/load match optimization program also helps ensure HOS compliance by recommending drivers who have the available hours (through PeopleNet eDriver Logs) that are required to perform specific tasks,” said Randy Boyles, PeopleNet’s senior vice president of tailored solutions.

PeopleNet also announced a deeper integration with TMT Fleet Maintenance–SQL, also from TMW. The integration now includes diagnostic information from PeopleNet Fault Codes. Mechanics can create repair orders within TMT using data from PeopleNet Fault Codes as part of the enhanced PeopleNet mobile communications integration within TMT, listing the default component, complaint and reason for the needed repair. Diagnostic information from the fault code is also listed in priority mechanical order in the repair comments section.

Through the PeopleNet mobile communications integration within TMT, drivers can also inspect a tractor, multiple trailers and connecting gear in a single eDVIR form that TMT can process to reduce data-entry time. Another time saver lets drivers correct a miss-entered trailer number without having to fill out a new eDVIR form.

“By integrating fault code data and PeopleNet’s extensive eDVIR functionality more closely with TMT, our joint customers can better prioritize and streamline the repair order process, resulting in more efficient and cost effective shops,” said Scott Vanselous, TMW executive vice president.