ON-BOARD RECORDER & MORE

Rand McNally has enhanced its TruckPC mobile communication system, a fully compliant electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) that automatically tracks and manages hours of service.

New features include navigation; enhanced behavior- and truck-monitoring systems; workflow; in-cab video training; 2-way communication; an improved and easy-to-use back-end monitoring system; and on-board scanning. As well, improvements include the integration of Rand McNally’s IntelliRoute TND software.

The new TruckPC upgrades include fully integrated navigation and truck-tool features like proprietary truck-specific routing, points of interest, road construction, turn-by-turn directions, and mileage-calculation capabilities. 

Enhanced warnings alert drivers to sharp curves, steep hills, speed limit changes, state boundaries, road construction, time-zone changes and on/off-duty changes. The over-speed indicator changes with the designated speed limit for the road being travelled. All of these events can be reported back and analyzed.

The workflow feature brings step-by-step instructions customized for events such as pre-trip inspections or customer service, with location-specific procedures.  Workflow enables a company to manage complex tasks with confirmation of completion from the driver, the maker says.

The new TruckPC also features upgraded hardware with a 1.6 GHz processor and solid-state hard drive that eliminates moving parts, enhancing the unit’s stability.

Mapping enhancements to FleetWatcher include interactive satellite mapping in the back-end monitoring and analysis tool.

Rand McNally says TruckPC, introduced in October of 2010, is the first in a line of products to come out of its joint development agreement with DriverTech.

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