February 5, 2013 8:15 AM, EST
Blue Tree Introduces Portable In-Cab Device

Fleet telematics provider Blue Tree Systems Inc. said it is introducing a portable version of its R:COM in-cab terminal to enable fleets to use the fleet management system in owner-operator and rental vehicles when adding capacity.

The R:COM In-Cab Portable retains all the same features as the standard R:COM onboard system, but is a one-piece device that carriers can temporarily mount on the dash of a vehicle.

With the portable device, fleets can conduct job management, turn-by-turn navigation and two-way communication with leased vehicles in exactly the same manner as with regular drivers and vehicles, he said.

Blue Tree’s system provides an hours-of-service program, driver messaging and custom data entry form messages, text to speech, satellite navigation and job management features.