Trimble Transport & Logistics unveils fleet management solutions

Flexible Truck4U and Fleet XPS in-cab units launched at Brisbane Truck Show


Trimble Transport & Logistics has launched the new Truck4U and Fleet XPS on-board fleet management units at the Brisbane Truck Show.

As part of the company’s open telematics platform, the fixed Truck4U solution offers real-time fleet management without driver interaction. The unit offers vehicle tracking, panic alerts, accident reconstruction, engine management, automatic trailer identification and multiple sensor support.

The mobile FleetXPS, which connects wirelessly with the Truck4U unit, allows drivers to interact with management and logistical activities. Besides allowing drivers to carry the device outside the cab, the FleetXPS adds a barcode scanner and camera to the mix.

The portable unit also has a series of software extras, boasting messaging, navigation with speed warnings, hands-free phone, electronic logbook, vehicle checks, fatigue management with warnings, and driver scorecards.

The solution can be customised by transport operators to suit long haul, short haul, pick-up and delivery, recurring runs, and subcontractors. According to Trimble Transport & Logisitcs Australia business development manager Tom Debeuele, the unit is one of the most flexible on the market.

"Transport companies can now deploy different types of telematics devices across their fleet to support the work that needs to be done in the field, and they will not only communicate with the same back-office software but also share data with each other," Debeule says.

"All the information that is captured by the different devices is then stored in the cloud and is available in real-time via Trimble’s web applications and services."

Trimble is making the new solution open to operators and drivers via a smartphone app. The Bring Your Own Device approach takes out the FleetXPS, replacing its role with an Android device, which connects with the fitted Truck4U.

"Drivers will now be able to use smartphone and tablet devices to perform tasks, cutting down the time required for reporting and paperwork – as well as establishing a closer link with their businesses," Debeule says.

The new solutions are on show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from today.

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