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BigRoad and Omnitracs combine forces on HoS tracking

WATERLOO, Ont. – Two companies have teamed up to offer a new smartphone-based hours of service (HoS) logging and management solution.

The two companies are Waterloo, Ont.-based BigRoad, which provides fleet tracking solutions, and Sylectus, a business unit of Omnitracs Canada Inc.

Drivers running BigRoad’s editable driver logs can now use the Sylectus mobile application to capture duty status changes, and send trip updates (arrive, load, empty) and paperwork back to the TMS—all from one smartphone or tablet. In addition, fleet will also be able to use the integrated BigRoad/Sylectus solution to track drivers’ locations and available HoS hours.

“We now have a really clean flow of HoS information directly from drivers on the road using BigRoad on the smart phone right through to our Sylectus TMS back at dispatch. The BigRoad/Sylectus integration allows us to pinpoint a driver’s location, and in real time, determine HOS availability. This complete picture of a driver’s capacity keeps us fully compliant at all times, and it allows us to capitalize on more business opportunity while keeping our customers happy,” says Jim Tropf, president of Tenpoint Expediting Services Inc., a customer of both BigRoad and Sylectus.

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