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Mack, Telogis Partner to Provide Built-In Fleet Management Technology
Mack Trucks has partnered with technology supplier Telogis to offer fleet-management services using built-in telematics hardware.
The new Telogis services — including vehicle tracking, electronic hours-of-service logging and truck-specific in-cab navigation — will utilize the same hardware as Mack’s GuardDog Connect remote diagnostics platform, which provides real-time vehicle diagnosis and assistance with planning repairs.
Offering those services straight from the factory eliminates the need for truck buyers to purchase and install hardware in the aftermarket, the companies said.
The Telogis services also incorporate Mack’s proprietary vehicle data.
The fleet-management services are available on the Mack Pinnacle, Granite and Titan by Mack models.
Moving forward, Mack said it plans to partner with other providers of fleet-management services as well.
“Mack Fleet Management Services offer customers tools to effectively and efficiently manage their operations, improving their total cost of ownership,” said Stephen Roy, president of North American sales and marketing at Mack. “Integrating technology and services facilitates customer choice and offers them the best return on investment.”
Mack said the initial offering is available in three packages — Telogis Compliance and Navigation, Telogis Fleet and a combination of the two. Telogis Compliance and Navigation provides hours of service, driver vehicle inspection reports and commercial navigation. Telogis Fleet offers driver and vehicle performance monitoring.
Mack’s sister company, Volvo Trucks, launched a similar partnership with Telogis in July.