Ram Truck unveiled the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock Mojave Sand Package, which includes a sport performance hood, black-painted 20-inch aluminum wheels, black high back cloth/vinyl performance seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen radio, 7-inch customizable in-cluster display and Mojave Sand exterior colour.
Partnership between Volvo Trucks and Geotab to deliver FMCSA-compliant ELD
The major benefit of Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks is the ability to deliver accurate logs in compliance with the ELD mandate. This integrated solution offers an easy way to monitor and record Hours of Service (HOS) compliance information, including Records of Duty Status (RODS) and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR).
Coupling Volvo's factory-fit telematics device with Geotab's ELD application, Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks utilizes a unique cloud-based system for more reliable data capture and delivery, compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and full compatibility with Android and iOS platforms.
"The ELD mandate has changed how fleet management is done in this industry, and Volvo Trucks is dedicated to offering the best possible solution to keep our customers' businesses running smoothly," said Ashraf Makki, product marketing manager, Volvo Trucks North America. "Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks consolidates all of the requirements for compliance into one integrated, cloud-based system that enables customers to easily record HOS status and complete vehicle inspections from their tablet or smartphone."
Accessing ELD data through the MyGeotab portal enables fleet managers to keep track of fleet compliance with real-time data insights through a user-friendly interface where they can view detailed reports on driver logs, violation alerts and running reports on the status of the fleet, among other things.
Volvo Trucks began partnering with Geotab in 2016 in an effort to improve telematics capabilities in its trucks. The OEM's onboard telematics hardware ties in with Geotab's world-class ELD platform for the most seamless and efficient solution possible.
Whereas most ELDs deliver data through WiFi or Bluetooth-based systems, Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks operates using a cloud-based system that provides customers with more reliable ELD data-capture capabilities. Reliable and robust, this solution helps to keep HOS data safe and secure, and avoids potential pitfalls associated with other solutions that are hardwired, require pairing, or ask drivers to download data records onto a USB.
"Volvo Trucks takes pride in working with best-in-class partners like Geotab to develop solutions that improve the customer experience, enabling them to enhance their operations," said Makki. "Not only is Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks compliant with the mandate, but it is the most efficient and reliable solution available when it comes to ELDs."
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