Next generation fleet management device unveiled by Rand McNally
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Map, navigation and travel content producer Rand McNally announced its new electronic logging device (ELD) and fleet management device DC 200.
Unveiling the product during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev. Oct. 2, Ravi Kodavarti, director of product management for commercial transportation for Rand McNally, said the DC 200 pairs with other company products and other Android devices.
The device sits on the dash, plugs in with a single cable and connects to an Android device via Bluetooth or WiFi, as well as to a cloud DriverConnect web portal.
“If you are a fleet manager, you don’t really want to rely on your driver’s phone, you want to have that control,” said Kodavarti. “It’s a gateway to telematics.”
The DC 200 provides customers with hours of service (including Canadian HOS rules), IFTA fuel-tax reporting, messaging between drivers and fleet managers and forms-based messaging in workflow management. It also includes access to 10 engine-driven gauges, such as average fuel economy, coolant temperature and boost pressure.
“The DC 200 was designed for small- and medium-sized fleets – as well as larger fleets – looking for a cost-effective ELD plus fleet management tools that are increasingly critical to the industry,” said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. “The multi-mode cell modem in the device enables fleet managers to track their trucks in near real-time as well as message drivers.”
Kodavarti said there would be a software update to ensure the device is ELD mandate ready once the new regulations kick in.
The DC 200 is priced at $400 with a subscription fee of $25 and $30 per month and will be available in December.
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