Volvo Group brands Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks introduced fleet management portals that allow fleets managers to access near real-time data on health and performance of their trucks.
Volvo’s Volvo Connect and Mack’s Mack Connect include services, analytics, and reports that include data such as fuel consumption, idle time, vehicle speed, seat belt information, and location information. Users can access the data through a 4G telematics gateway.
The Volvo Connect portal provides the ability to check and monitor that parameters such as maximum allowed road speed and idle shutdown are set correctly and optimized for a truck’s specific transport assignment. Remote Diagnostics and Remote Programming visibility makes it easy to identify trucks that have fault events that need to be addressed, as well as any over-the-air software updates that are available to help ensure trucks are fully updated and operating at peak performance.
Easy-to-read and exportable reports allow fleets to analyze trends to reveal key performance metrics so they can improve the efficiency and compliance of both the trucks and their drivers.
Remote Diagnostics allows fleets to monitor select data from each of their trucks, helping to proactively expedite repairs or maintenance when needed. Customers can see fault codes, keep the history of any cases that have been created through Remote Diagnostics monitoring, and easily view the records from the Connect portal. Maintenance and repairs can be scheduled via the service management platform when it is convenient for the driver to maximize uptime, reducing unplanned stops and keeping the trucks on the road as much as possible.
Mack Connect offers visibility to the Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution so customers can easily manage fault events should they occur, while also providing visibility to over-the-air updates when available. Reporting and analytics are available so customers may analyze the data to determine whether adjustments need to be made to improve efficiencies.
Source: Volvo and Mack Trucks