PACCAR links fleets with hi-tech system

Truck News

BELLEVUE, Wash. — PACCAR Leasing Company has made available a telematics system with goals to reduce customer operating costs, improves productivity and enhances service in private fleet logistics.

The PacTrac telematics solution utilizes GPS technology, a reliable network of over 100 wireless carriers and an Internet connection to deliver real-time data from customers’ vehicles.

Modular hardware includes the PacTrac onboard computer, keyboard and handset to deliver several benefits, including real-time GPS vehicle position reports to help maximize supply chain efficiency to meet changing customer demands.

“PacLease is one of the leading commercial truck leasing companies in North America and our customers increasingly demand real-time information to efficiently run their businesses,” said Bob Southern, PacLease president. “PacTrac cost-effectively delivers logistics information to the desktops of fleet managers through a user friendly interface.”

The paperless data collection cuts administrative time by automating driver hours of service logs and automatically populating tax, payroll and compliance reports. As well the telematics system attempts to tighten security and provides automated notification when trucks move within allowable geographic boundaries.

PacTrac was developed for PACCAR Leasing by PeopleNet of Chaska, Minn.

“Our alliance with PacLease brings tremendous value to the market. PacTrac features will enhance PacLease customer service and provide fleet managers with an effective way to reduce operating costs and improve the safety of their fleet. The packages are designed to make it easy to choose and implement the right solution for a diverse customer base,” stated Ron Konezny, COO at PeopleNet.

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