Mack, Volvo Link Up With Omnitracs

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Both Mack and Volvo have expanded their telematics and fleet-management offerings with the addition of Omnitracs capabilities.

Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics and Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, using factory-installed telematics hardware in each case, help boost productivity and safety by providing real-time GPS location information as well as driver performance data.

Mack's Pinnacle: new Omnitracs optionMack’s version uses the company’s fully integrated GuardDog Connect telematics hardware to capture and relay information such as relative road speed and idling duration and cost. Volvo’s system does the same.

Both systems can provide analyses of driver performance based on historical and current data and GPS information captured from the truck. Real-time email or text messages can alert customers to potential issues. Customers can configure real-time text message or email-based alerts for a detailed summary and exception reporting.

At Volvo the new option is built on its fully integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware. It helps customers looking for better data capture and analytics to drive increased productivity and safety through improvements in driver performance and behaviors, says Volvo.

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks is now available as a subscription option on every new Volvo truck and can also be retrofitted on older trucks equipped with telematics hardware.

At Mack, subscriptions are available for all new Mack Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack models. Subscriptions for current customer vehicles may also be available.

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Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to

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