Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) said it has announced the introduction of a new upgrade for its Fleetmatics Reveal product, a business-intelligence based fleet management solution.
Most notably, the latest version includes a significant upgrade to the Reveal Logbook feature, which allows fleet-based businesses to remove the manual step from hours-of-service paper processing.
In July 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration implemented new rules that changed restart requirements and added mandatory rest breaks for drivers of property-carrying interstate commercial vehicles. Further electronic logging regulations are anticipated in early 2015.
“The impending switch to electronic hours of service logging has some businesses, and drivers, concerned about the time and effort involved in changing manual business practices that have been in place for years,” said Jonathan Durkee, vice president, product management, Fleetmatics. “We kept these concerns in mind when developing Logbook and are confident this solution will help businesses remain compliant with FMCSA´s regulations in a manner that´s easy to learn.”
Logbook seamlessly tracks HOS information by getting the vehicle information through the engine and communicating directly to the Fleetmatics driver log mobile application. This in turn allows managers to have visibility into HOS for any driver. HOS non-driving events can also be captured in real time, even when drivers are away from the vehicle. Logbook helps drivers prove they are driving safely and in compliance with HOS laws and helps prevent violations through the use of proactive driver alerts that immediately notify drivers if they are over hours.
Fleetmatics Group PLC is a leading global provider of mobile workforce solutions for service-based businesses of all sizes delivered as software-as-a-service. To learn more, visit www.fleetmatics.com.