In our June 30th post, I provided information about theregulatory proposal issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to require Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBRs)to monitor Hours-of-Service (HOS) compliance. DecisionPoint’s partner XATA Turnpike offers a comprehensive solution to automate regulatory compliance.
XATA Turnpike’s RouteTracker is an EOBR that is connected directly to the vehicles engine computer. Engine diagnostic reporting combined with GPS data is gathered to ensure regulatory compliance and to help fleets optimize their operations. Most On-Board Fleet Management systems utilize a built-in cellular modem or satellite system to communicate data. RouteTracker can leverage the WWAN radio of a ruggedized mobile computer with a cellular radio to communicate GPS and engine diagnostic data via Bluetooth to a Web-based application, TurnpikeDirect. Electronic driver logs are displayed on the mobile device and are 100% compliant with the most recent FMCSA regulations. In addition to engine diagnostics, GPS data and electronic driver logs, RouteTracker also tracks speed, RPM, hard braking and IFTA and state mileage reporting, including official forms.