Descartes’ Telematics & Compliance solutions help fleet operators implement solutions that save money vs. cost money. In addition to helping to comply with regulations like Hours of Service (HOS), fleet operators can take advantage of capabilities beyond mere compliance through the benefits of telematics and advanced fleet tracking systems to change driver behavior, improve productivity and better understand real-time vehicle performance. Descartes’ solutions help to make this cost efficient and effective with integrated route planning, enhanced planned vs. actual route performance and superior fleet monitoring and management of driver behavior (speeding, excessive idling, hard braking, etc.) and vehicle tracking (operating hours, maintenance, engine temperature, etc.).
Our next generation Electronic Onboard Recorder (EOBR) units can continuously monitor performance of vehicles and drivers. Robust functionality for automation of driver logs and reporting on HOS compliance increases workforce productivity and reduces or eliminates excess paperwork and processing times. Descartes’ offering is differentiated by state-of-the-art positioning data resulting from combining the latest GPS satellite technology with dead-reckoning based on gyroscopes. This allows for constant position monitoring in urban canyons such as in New York City, Chicago, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Customers also benefit from the flexibility to choose from an extensive choice of connection options, based on their technology environment.
Descartes’ Telematics & Compliance components and fleet tracking capabilities include: