OTTAWA, Ont. — In an effort to comply with the strict fuel efficiency standards in North America, a new product called DriveLogik aims to help fleets save on fuel costs and indentify how their drivers can be more efficient on the road.
DriveLogik is a hardware ($1999) and software package ($59/month) that produces driver performance reports to help decipher which drivers deserve recognition and which drivers need further coaching.
DriveLogik works by using a Driver Awareness Panel (DAP)— a display that mounts on the truck’s dashboard to coach drivers in real-time using visual and audible notifications.
“Equipped with DriveLogik, a long haul truck driving 180,000 kms (112,000 miles) per year can save an average of $5,500 in fuel costs,” said DriveLogik’s director of fleet applications, Dean Richardson. “Data analysis and reporting encourages drivers and fleet managers to work together on perfecting driving styles that also translate into less wear and increased vehicle longevity. A local haul truck driving 65,000 kms (40,000 miles) per year can save an average of $3,700 in fuel costs, plus additional maintenance savings.”
DriveLogik’s DAP has been used in more than 250,000 trucks in recognized European fleets. It is now available in North America.