Volvo and Mack Expand Geotab Factory-Fit Telematics Solutions

The expandable, cloud-based platform is available on 2015 and newer truck models and provides fleet diagnostics, compliance and support information.

Geotab Connected by Mack is a new integrated, expandable open telematics platform offering fleet management, Electronic Logging Device and driver compliance solutions.
Geotab Connected by Mack is a new integrated, expandable open telematics platform offering fleet management, Electronic Logging Device and driver compliance solutions.
Mack Trucks

Geotab has further expanded its partnership with Volvo Trucks North America and Mack Trucks Inc. by offering new factory-fit telematics solutions. The expandable, cloud-based platform provides truck fleets with information to aid diagnostics, fleet management and driver compliance. 

It is designed to aid both drivers and fleet managers, and does not require additional installation or hardware. It is available on 2015 and newer models from both OEMs. 

Geotab Connected by Mack 

“Mack Trucks is pleased to partner with Geotab to offer a cloud-based integrated platform for fleet management and driver compliance,” says David Pardue, Mack Trucks Vice President of Connected Vehicle and Uptime Services. “Geotab Connected by Mack enables customers and drivers to generate multiple reports that can help them be more efficient and improve productivity – all through one integrated platform.”

Included in Geotab Connected is Geotab Drive, an ELD application launched by Mack in 2019 which leverages cloud computing via Geotab, the global leader in IoT and transportation solutions. The device, factory-installed in every Mack vehicle, sends engine and positional data to the cloud, which then generates automatic duty status logs. The driver can access these through the Geotab Drive app on a mobile device, allowing for an easy-to-use option to receive a comprehensive and accurate record of duty status.

The cloud enables reports for Hours of Service, Records of Duty Status and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports. With no pairing process required, the vehicle will continue to record data regardless of the connection status of the mobile unit. Wireless interference will not impact reporting.

“Geotab Connected by Mack equips customers with access to the data they need to help increase efficiency, monitor compliance and improve productivity,” says Scott Sutarik, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab. “As a company dedicated to optimizing fleet management, it is exciting to work together with Mack to not only increase value for customers through this robust fleet management offering, but also to help simplify the customers experience by offering one integrated, easy-to-use platform.” 

A professional driver changes duty status on the Geotab Drive app, which works with the new Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks.A professional driver changes duty status on the Geotab Drive app, which works with the new Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks.Volvo Trucks North America

Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks

The new Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks can help customers to better optimize their fleet while also helping to enhance productivity, improve driver safety and increase compliance and sustainability measurement. When using Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks, fleet managers can access activity reports, driver performance reports, delivery schedules and more, as well as monitor vehicle locations all through a simple, user-friendly dashboard. In addition, accurate data measurement can help reduce operating costs and environmental impact by improving fuel efficiency. Customers also have 24/7 access to the Volvo Trucks Uptime Center should they need any assistance with the platform.

Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks includes Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks, a cloud-based system that delivers accurate operator and vehicle logs in compliance with the federal Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandates. Enabling drivers to easily record hours of service status and complete vehicle inspections from their smartphone or tablet, Geotab Drive for Volvo Trucks, launched in the fall of 2019, allows fleet managers to stay up-to-date with real-time access to information in the MyGeotab app, including detailed reports on driver logs, service hours and other alerts.

“As a leader in integrated data technologies for the trucking industry, Volvo Trucks is excited to provide the Geotab platform and its fleet management capabilities to our customers as part of the same hardware that drives our Remote Diagnostics and Remote Programming services,” says Ashish Sadhu, Director, Connected Vehicle Uptime Services, Volvo Trucks North America. “Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks helps fleet managers and drivers work together to achieve a level of communication, compliance and productivity that is unmatched.” 

The Geotab Drive app dashboard is accessible on mobile devices like a tablet.The Geotab Drive app dashboard is accessible on mobile devices like a tablet.Volvo Trucks North America

The Geotab platform provides additional functionality by leveraging data analytics and machine learning to help customers improve productivity and efficiency and offers hundreds of third-party data integrations and analytics options.

“As a global organization committed to optimizing fleet management, Geotab is pleased to work with Volvo Trucks to expand our combined offerings to help ensure fleet managers have access to the data they need to be more productive and efficient,” says  Sutarik. “Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks demonstrates how collaboration and integration is key to equipping businesses with the tools they need to help increase fleet optimization, improve driver safety and increase compliance and sustainability.”

Volvo Trucks originally partnered with Geotab in 2016 in an effort to advance its Remote Diagnostics telematics package. In contrast to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth-based systems, Geotab’s cloud-based platform delivers the industry’s most reliable ELD data-capturing capabilities.

“Volvo Trucks continues to look for advanced technology solutions to provide competitive advantages to our customers,” said Sadhu. “Geotab, as a global leader in commercial telematics recognized for delivering business-critical, data-driven intelligence, demonstrates the same commitment we do to innovation and systems integration to deliver measurable, positive impacts on fleet and driver performance.”           

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