MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Glasvan Great Dane has announced it is offering Geotab telematics on Autocar shunt tractors.
The company partnered with PinPoint GPS to bring telematics to Autocar shunt trucks and the system has been tested extensively to ensure information accuracy, Glasvan announced.
“With the increasingly complex EPA-mandated emission compliant engines and all the problems that can go along with ignoring engine codes, we sought a solution that provides our customers with real-time truck specific information,” said George Cobham Jr., vice-president, sales and marketing with Glasvan Great Dane. “This information, when reacted to in a timely manner, will result in significant reductions in downtime and operating costs.”
The system will provide: engine and emissions system-related alerts; engine idle reports; event logs such as rough hook-ups, harsh braking and cornering at excessive speeds and truck-specific time-stamped performance and operational data.
“Our testing process was really interesting. We even installed a gyro on an Autocar shunt to gather data and we got aggressive with it,” Cobham explained. “There is no reason for an operator to be making three-quarters of G when cornering in a yard. It’s unsafe and it prematurely wears out tires.”
Cobham says companies that use the telematics offering will save money on tractor damage, fuel consumption, reduced downtime and through the extended life of equipment. The system is available on new and in-stock Autocar shunt tractors, effective immediately.