Volvo Trucks and Telogis are offering integrated fleet-management services that utilize factory-installed telematics hardware, the companies announced.
Through this collaboration, Volvo customers can purchase Telogis applications such as driver-performance monitoring, electronic logging of hours of service and truck-specific navigation without the usual expenses for new hardware and installation.
Instead, those services will make use of the existing hardware used by Volvo’s proprietary remote diagnostics platform, which provides proactive fault-code alerts and repair planning assistance and comes standard on all new trucks equipped with Volvo engines.
The new offering represents an alternative to the aftermarket approach to in-cab technology that is common today.
“Leveraging the connectivity of our vehicles to facilitate fleet-management services represents a breakthrough for fleet managers, who are no longer captive to hardware,” said Göran Nyberg, president of Volvo Trucks’ North American sales and marketing. “As part of our long-term strategic focus, we’ll look toward further integration of our vehicles and best-in-class fleet management solutions.”
Volvo Trucks and Telogis said the new fleet-management services are available for order on new vehicles and come in three packages: Telogis Fleet for Volvo Trucks, Telogis Compliance & Navigation for Volvo Trucks and a bundled option that combines both packages.
Beginning in September, the integrated services also will be available on the more than 60,000 current Volvo trucks equipped with the company’s connected vehicle platform, Volvo said.
The offering is the result of an agreement between the companies announced in March 2013.
Telogis also is integrating its technology with other original equipment manufacturers, including medium-duty truck maker Hino Trucks, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors.