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September 9, 2019 4:15 PM, EDT

KeepTruckin Unveils Two New Tech Offerings

KeepTruckin dashcam KeepTruckin's dual-facing “Smart Dashcam” allows companies and drivers to record both the road and the cab. (KeepTruckin)

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KeepTruckin, a fleet management company, released two new technological devices to bolster operations.

The San Francisco-based company on Sept. 9 released a dual-facing “Smart Dashcam” for companies and drivers to record both the road and the cab.

It also released its “Asset Gateway” to help fleets maximize their revenue and reduce operational costs.

KeepTruckin said its latest hardware extends platforms to provide visibility into equipment, trailers and driver risks to help fleets improve their business operations.

KeepTruckin Asset Gateway

KeepTruckin's "Asset Gateway." (KeepTruckin)

Smart devices inside and outside of the cab are creating enormous data sets, but that data lacks context and isn’t actionable, said Jai Ranganathan, product vice president of KeepTruckin.

Deploying a wider fleet management system integrates data from a variety of sensors to create a full view of a fleet’s operations, ultimately providing better utilization of assets and helping drivers make better decisions on the road, Ranganathan said.

KeepTruckin officials said its gateway technology is powered by a built-in solar panel and battery. The Asset Gateway logs GPS data every minute and sends that data to the KeepTruckin Dashboard every five minutes, approximately 24 to 144 times more than other devices, giving visibility into the real-time status of assets.

The officials said the new dashcam will help decrease liability concerns in accidents.

KeepTruckin is a fleet management platform that consists of the KeepTruckin Electronic Logging Device, KeepTruckin Electronic Logbook App for iOS and Android, the KeepTruckin Smart Dashcam and KeepTruckin Asset Gateway.

KeepTruckin says it is used by more than 55,000 for-hire carriers and more than 250,000 vehicles. — Transport Topics