LAS VEGAS – The fleet management technology company Zonar introduced what it says is the next generation tablet and software allowing commercial fleets to take greater control of their operations.
During a Saturday press conference before the start of the American Trucking Associations'' Management Conference & Exhibition, Zonar officials said the device, called Connect, allows fleets to seamlessly enter the next era in fleet management technology using a smart fleet platform, claiming it is faster, more responsive, readily customizable and more user-friendly than current solutions in the commercial fleet marketplace. The device is described as a “ruggedized, high-performance and easy-to-use tablet,” providing management tools for commercial vehicle operations including compliance, safety and efficiency monitoring.
“We are entering an age in connected commercial vehicles where the capabilities go beyond the individual vehicle and extend to fleet management and industry decisions regarding job bidding, safety, efficiency and compliance,” said Ian McKerlich, president of Zonar. “Connect is designed to exceed industry needs with Electronic Logging Device (ELD) readiness, Electronic Verified Inspection Reporting (EVIR) and a growing number of apps built in a scalable environment to address needs further down the road."
Connect is always connected, whether it is docked or undocked, representing a significant milestone in smart fleet management, according to Zonar. For example, a driver can submit a completed EVIR inspection back to dispatch without returning to the cab of the truck. The tablet-based platform further connects vehicles, driver/operators and fleet managers with critical information such as vehicle health, efficiency, driver hours of service, performance, data capture, compliance, safety and asset utilization.
“Just as smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, you soon won't be able to run your fleet operations efficiently without a smart fleet technology like Connect,” said Brett Brinton, co-founder and CEO of Zonar. “Connect will help operators manage their ...Read the rest of this story