Rand McNally has made its new HD 100 device available to transportation companies and professional drivers via the company’s fleet sales organization and at select travel centers. The HD 100, a small black box about the size of a deck of cards, is designed to pair with tablets, phones, and the company’s IntelliRoute TND 720 GPS device, to create a fully functioning mobile fleet management system.
The device provides electronic Hours of Service (HOS) recording, vehicle inspection reporting, text- and dispatch-integrated messaging, plus driver performance monitoring capabilities. Features are dependent upon the service plan selected.
“The device will solve many industry problems – a cost effective, simple solution, that meets the needs of the market while being platform agnostic,” said Jim Rodi, senior vice president, mobile communications, Rand McNally. “It’s a home run for the industry, helping fleets and drivers alike with meeting the upcoming ELD implementation mandated by MAP 21 while leveraging their current in-cab technology investment.”
Designed to work with a variety of mobile devices, the HD 100 plugs into a truck’s on-board diagnostics port and records the truck’s GPS position along with vehicle-specific information such as engine diagnostics and driving behavior. The device – roughly 3 ¾ inches by 4 ½ inches – can be installed in less than 10 minutes. The HD 100 will be available for iOS and Android devices by the end of the year, the company says.
Drivers will interact with the HD 100’s HOS and messaging functions through an application that they download and run on their mobile device or via Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS device.
The HD 100 allows data integration with nearly thirty third-party dispatch and transportation management applications via Rand McNally Connect software. The company also announced that starting next month, the HD 100 will be availalable in retail travel centers – Travel Centers of America (TA) Pilot, Love’s – and some online outlets at a price of $299, including six months of service. TA also will offer a bundled package — an IntelliRoute TND 720 truck GPS and an HD 100 device value priced at $599.99.