Freightliner Trucks announces that it will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option. Available in Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class M2, 108SD and 114SD vocational trucks, Freightliner Trucks’ pre-wire option allows for a quick upfit of the Telogis system. This includes such Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions as Telogis Fleet, a GPS-based fleet management system, and Telogis Route, a multi-vehicle route planning, optimization and scheduling system.
This new product offering gives customers the benefits and quality of an OEM pre-wire telematics installation, and initially focuses on five key industry segments (utilities, waste/refuse, construction, government and food/beverage) with the goal of expanding throughout 2011 and beyond.
“As a truck manufacturer, it’s absolutely critical that we do everything we can to help our customers reduce operating costs by reducing idle times, reducing emissions and streamlining their operations through advanced fleet management and routing,” says David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North America. “Offering a telematics pre-wire option to our customers will make it easier for them to achieve these efficiencies, including the integration of planning and operational data, field variables and location-based intelligence to make informed business decisions in real time.”
“We’re excited to move forward in this relationship with Freightliner,” says Kevin Moore, senior director—OEM automotive business, Telogis. “This new product offering makes it easier than ever for business owners and fleet managers to take the leap forward and implement a telematics solution that will help reduce operating costs, improve the productivity and allocation of field resources, and drive business decisions based on real data — whether in real time, weekly, monthly or annually. It promises to be beneficial for all parties involved.”