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Qualcomm Unveils Software For Fleets to Monitor Drivers

By Neil Abt, News Editor

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LAS VEGAS — Qualcomm Inc. unveiled here its new Analytics Manager Service, which the company said would allow fleets to monitor driver performance and safety more easily.

Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services, said the tool, which will be available later this year, could be of particular use to small- and medium-sized carriers that may not have the same information technology sophistication as some larger fleets.

Analytics Manager will offer driver safety reports and scorecards, critical-event reporting and industry benchmarking.

Ellis told Transport Topics the tool in part is designed to help fleets quantify how they are performing under the government’s upcoming Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 regulation.

“We are getting a lot of requests [about CSA 2010]. Companies are trying to understand what data will be included,” he said here during the Truckload Carriers Association annual meeting.

Ellis said that by this fall, trucking companies would be able to customize the tool to track safety performance, as well as hours of service, fuel consumption, idling time and other key measures. It will pull data from many services to show a fleet how it compares with peers.

“By pulling the customer’s data together from their use of Qualcomm’s existing products and services, we are able to provide the fleet manager with an in-depth analysis for making immediate improvements to the fleet,” Ellis said.

Separately, Qualcomm announced Maptuit’s NaviGo Fuel and NaviGo Hazmat add-ons to the navigation service on its Mobile Computing Platform series. The fuel service provides customizable information on stations and prices within a set radius or corridor.

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