Refuse collection fleet managers face increasing pressures to deliver collection services that are more efficient, responsive, environmentally-friendly and safe. To do so, trucks need to be smarter by integrating technology to collect and communicate important data regarding routes, drivers, customers and vehicle systems for a completely transparent fleet operation. As a result, the industry is seeing a sharp rise in demand for capabilities beyond basic vehicle tracking.
Enter the era of the ‘smart truck’—a truck with a brain. The brain is essentially a central computer that controls all bodily functions, and the nervous system is the network that relays messages back and forth from the brain to different parts of the body. Similarly, new onboard computing solutions for waste collection trucks are like the brain and central nervous system linking trucks and drivers to the back office.
FleetMind delivers the waste industry’s leading “smart truck” solution – onboard computing (OBC) solutions that capture and store electronic control module (ECM) and other vehicular data to provide accurate performance reporting and real-time alerts. These provide unprecedented real-time information to drivers and dispatchers about a truck’s load-weight, route status, service completion, vehicular telemetry, driver activities and more, and further manage a wide range of inputs from a vehicle’s on-board systems (such as cameras, scales, RFID readers, tire pressure and fuel monitoring).
The result is a truck with total visibility into route progress, greater driver accountability, improved customer service, optimized safety and vastly improved fuel efficiencies. Like our brain and nervous system, they are designed to ensure easy control and real-time communications and information transfer between drivers, vehicles and the back-office.
We know smart fleets.
More and more communities and municipalities are benefitting from smart fleets and improved fleet operational performance, complete visibility into truck and driver behavior, optimized routing, reduced maintenance costs and fuel consumption, and improved safety and diagnostics. Smart fleets are no longer the wave of the future—they’re already here.