GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Navman Wireless USA today announced an agreement with Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) that will equip fleet managers using the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system with easy-to-use paperless driver logs and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) applications to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations. The new option – achieved via integration with the eFleetSuite compliance package from Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) – will be available in the U.S. in early 2013.
When the joint deployment goes live, eFleetSuite will be displayed on Navman Wireless M-Nav in-cab touchscreen navigation/messaging terminals for instant driver access and roadside inspection, as well as available through any Internet browser for office use. eFleetSuite has been customized to seamlessly integrate with the workflow of the OnlineAVL2 system.
Use of ISE's Electronic Driver Logs with OnlineAVL2 will automate Hours of Service reporting per FMCSA regulations Part 395, section 15 and will:
- Allow drivers to sign on through their M-Nav unit using their existing driver IDs
- Automatically record Hours of Service status information, based on detection of vehicle motion, as well as capture vehicle location and miles driven
- Automatically calculate remaining driver availability
- Provide driver log history for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen
- Enable dispatchers to view driver logs, including violations, driver time, mileage summaries and driver availability, through an ISE link in OnlineAVL2
Use of ISE's Electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting with OnlineAVL2 will enable drivers to electronically record the results of pre- and post-trip inspections per FMCSA regulations Part 396, section 11 and 13 and will:
- Automatically prompt drivers to review the previous inspection when they log on to the M-Nav
- Allow drivers to report needed repairs and deficiencies for each power unit and attached trailer(s) using their M-Nav display
- Enable customization of parts lists and common defects descriptions to speed driver documentation
- Display reports for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen
- Allow maintenance technicians to review reports, enter notes, and certify that repairs have been made through an ISE link in OnlineAVL2
Fleets will benefit from reduced paperwork; increased back-office visibility to driver hours for better resource utilization and load planning; and immediate notification of vehicle defects enabling more efficient scheduling, faster repairs and less downtime.
From a compliance perspective, fleets will ensure proper documentation for roadside inspections; fewer roadside-related driver violations resulting in lower compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) scores; and automated workflow ensuring that driver vehicle inspection reports are not skipped.
"Penalties for non-compliance with FMCSA regulations are high. Driver and fleet fines are costly, fleets can be shut down for continued poor performance, and insurance rates can increase with poor CSA scores," said Renaat Ver Eecke, Vice President and General Manager, Navman Wireless North America. "Partnering with ISE will help our customers avoid these problems, increase driver productivity through automated documentation, and provide real-time visibility for back-office personnel into driver and vehicle status for increased operational efficiency."
"eFleetSuite was specifically designed to provide telematics providers with off-the-shelf electronic driver log and DVIR applications that can be quickly implemented as well as customized to each partner's needs," said ISE President Hass Machlab. "By selecting eFleetSuite as its FMSCA compliance platform, Navman Wireless is equipping its customers with the tools to improve safety, lower their CSA scores, and streamline the process of conforming to FMSCA requirements."
The partnership is the latest in a series of Navman Wireless initiatives to integrate best-in-class third-party applications with the OnlineAVL2 platform, providing key add-on functionality requested by customers in a timely manner. Other integrated services to date include speed monitoring, multi-stop route optimization and trucking management through partnerships with SpeedGauge, Dashfly and McLeod Software, respectively.
For more information about the ISE integration, email ProductSpecialist@navmanwireless.com or call 877-891-5009 in the U.S.
About Navman Wireless
Navman Wireless is a global leader in GPS-based fleet optimization products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that enable companies to track, monitor and communicate with their movable and fixed equipment assets. The company's technology currently monitors more than 160,000 vehicles owned by over 14,000 organizations worldwide, making Navman Wireless one of the world's largest fleet management providers with coverage on five continents. Navman Wireless is based in Glenview, IL, with facilities in the U.S., Mexico, UK, Italy, Taiwan, Ireland, China, New Zealand and Australia. For more information, visit www.navmanwireless.com.
ISE is a leading full-service software development and systems integration firm providing business strategy, program management, systems engineering, software development and quality assurance services. ISE specializes in developing telematics solutions, enterprise mobility applications and custom software tailored to customers' unique needs. Customers come from a wide range of industries including communications, education, telematics, transportation and health care. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.iseinc.biz
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