New World Van Lines equipping fleet with Rand McNally HD 100

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Updated Jul 8, 2015

HD100New World Van Lines of Chicago is equipping its fleet of household moving trucks with the Rand McNally HD 100  â€“ a plug-and-play fleet technology system that leverages New World’s existing technology.

A family-owned and certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) business, New World Van Lines piloted multiple devices during a two-year period and ultimately chose the HD 100. Since 50 percent of its household moving industry business is during the summer, the company needed a system that was easy to integrate into its nearly 250 tractor-trailers and straight trucks from a business and driver perspective.

“The HD 100 offered what the others did not: flexibility. The pricing was right where we needed it to be,” said Justin Walsh, vice president of technology at New World Van Lines. “Our drivers can quickly download an app to integrate their smart phone with the HD 100 for a seamless implementation. Drivers also get more information right out of the box since it’s a Rand McNally product.”

The HD 100 plugs into the truck’s diagnostics port, pairs with an Android or iOS tablet or phone,  and provides Hours of Service, vehicle diagnostics, and driver performance information.  HOS logs, driver performance data and diagnostics information also is available for fleet managers online, via the Rand McNally Connect web portal.

The HD 100 also serves as a stand-alone track-and-trace device for increased fleet visibility.

“The HD 100 will help us to be more timely and more proactive. This will make it easier for dispatchers to see if drivers are where they need to be,” Walsh said.

In addition, New World Van Lines is implementing the Rand McNally device to be in compliance when the anticipated federal electronic logging mandate arrives.