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Telogis expands, updates MRM platform with new apps

Jason Koch, co-founder of Telogis

Jason Koch, co-founder of Telogis

Telogis, a Verizon Company, announced a number of extensions to its Mobile Resource Management (MRM) software platform during its annual Latitude business conference, held Nov. 2-4 in Dana Point, Calif.

  • A new Telogis Spotlight mobile app gives supervisors and fleet managers a quick, easy-to- read snapshot of what’s happening in the field with up-to-date analytics about the health of each of their vehicles and driver performance. Spotlight highlights critical data and areas of concern that allow users to determine where attention may be required. The app automatically curates analytics information into dashboards and scorecards, and helps interpret the severity of vehicles’ diagnostic trouble codes.

With Telogis Spotlight, field managers can locate and contact teams in the field through the app, and receive visual representations of information about safety, fuel efficiency and vehicle health as well as nearby vehicles and drivers in either map or list views.

Managers can also set up push notifications for key information and easily share insights and information with others within their organization.

“By having all of the information they need in the palms of their hands – simply and graphically displayed in the Spotlight app – customers can monitor, react and pivot resources throughout the day and more easily identify opportunities to optimize areas of their businesses,” said Jason Koch, co-founder at Telogis.

The Telogis Spotlight app will be available in early 2017 as an extension of the Telogis MRM platform. It has been optimized for iOS but will also be available for Android devices.

[related-post id=”142284″/]Also announced are feature enhancements to the Telogis Compliance applications for managing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for driver Hours of Service (HOS).

  • The company says its improved Telogis Compliance apps for HOS ensure drivers’ HOS logs are up to date while supporting federal and state rules as well as widely used local exemptions. The app is designed in a user-friendly manner so that the drivers can easily provide the application to law enforcement during an inspection.
  • A Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) capability within Telogis Compliance takes advantage of advanced sensors on drivers’ everyday mobile devices. Fleet managers can more precisely confirm the path drivers have taken to move around a vehicle when performing an inspection.

Telogis Compliance for HOS and DVIR management is available today as an extension of the Telogis MRM platform on the App Store or on Google Play.

  • A new Telogis Dispatch module within the Telogis Dynamic Response Suite allows for more dynamic and “smarter” decisions than traditional dispatching with route optimization capability and the ability to automate dispatch workflows. Telogis Dispatch will be available early in 2017.

Finally, Telogis announced the next generation of Telogis ControlRoom to provide a high-level graphical view of all work being completed across the organization in a heads up display format. Customizable widgets keep supervisors in the know and helps them respond to business needs in a timely manner, the company says. Telogis ControlRoom works in conjunction with Telogis ETA.

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Aaron Huff is the Senior Editor of Commercial Carrier Journal. Huff’s career in the transportation industry began at a family-owned trucking company and expanded to CCJ, where for the past 14 years he has specialized in covering business and technology for online and print readers and speaking at industry events. A recipient of numerous regional and national awards, Huff holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree from the University of Alabama.

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