The new DriverConnect system serves local fleets to give managers more control when overseeing fleet operations. New features include:
- Near real-time vehicle monitoring from a computer or smartphone
- Performance and safety reporting
- Ability to create custom geofences to inform customers when a driver is on the way, as well as a notification if a driver deviates from a route
- Access information about engine idle time, speeding and hard braking events
“Today, by expanding our proprietary DriverConnect platform to include local fleets, we can offer end-to-end logistics support all from a single platform,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. “From a truck picking up cargo at a port of entry, to movement across the country, to delivery from a distribution center to a store, vehicles and assets can all be monitored and optimized through our DriverConnect system.”
To enable local fleet usage of the DriverConnect system, fleets will need to install Rand McNally’s new DC100 device, a small plug-and-play device that clips into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostics port.
The device sends information to and from the DriverConnect portal every 30 seconds so managers can see updates in near real time.