CINCINNATI, Ohio — Rand McNally says it has released a major new navigation and software update for its line of mobile fleet management devices, which reflect changes to hours-of-service rules and the latest mapping features.
The update, available for the HD 100, TND 760 and TPC 7600, provides new navigation features as well as supplementary hours-of-service rules to help track hours in various locations and industries, according to the company.
Rand McNally says existing customer will receive the update over the air and it will be included on all new devices.
Included is an updated road network with more than 50,000 changes that impact routing, restrictions and clearances.
“Our award-winning navigation is a top reason that customers choose Rand McNally’s solutions. We are committed to continually providing map updates and routing enhancements,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. “Likewise adding more features, such as supplementary categories of HOS rules, is part of our ongoing process to provide the best tools for our customer base.”
The update will allow carriers that operate in the US and Canada to more easily monitor hours-of-service compliance in both countries, Rand McNally claims. One cross-border fleet, Veriha Trucking, said manually tracking differences in HoS rules in the two countries has been complicated and time-consuming.
“Being able to convert their available hours within Canada and the United States at the touch of a button has been a big benefit to drivers that operate regularly in both countries,” said Greg Hall, director of safety, Veriha Trucking. “Drivers can see precisely what hours are available to them in each country and develop an accurate trip plan with that information. Ultimately, an accurate trip plan results in better customer service, maximized earning potential, and the confidence of running compliant.”