Fleet Maintenance - New inthinc portal scores commercial drivers in real time
03/25/2011 - inthinc Technology Solutions, a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety, has launched the new inthinc Portal for its driver safety and fleet management solutions.
The Web-based reporting system provides commercial fleets with a way to increase driver safety and monitor organizational compliance by monitoring speed, aggressive driving, seatbelt use, idle time and other risky or inefficient driving behavior.
Developed in part to help commercial fleet owners meet the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) standards defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the inthinc Portal collects behavioral data from devices (inthinc waySmart and inthinc tiwiPro) in individual vehicles. The data is then analyzed to generate driver ‘scores’ in real time, providing fleet managers with the information they need to reward top drivers - or determine the area of additional training needed for low-performing drivers.
The portal also collects GPS information so fleet managers can see driver location in real time.
“There are several disparate driving safety technologies in the market today; one-dimensional GPS technologies, monitoring technologies and fleet tracking systems, for example,” said Todd Follmer, CEO, inthinc Technology Solutions. “Our technology connects all aspects of fleet management to provide a comprehensive solution - and the inthinc Portal serves as the reporting backbone that makes it possible.”
Some of the features the new inthinc Portal now offers include Real-time Dashboards, Real-time GPS Vehicle trip data or “breadcrumbing,” Live Fleet view, fuel Efficiency (mpg) data, Stop Report, IFTA fuel tax reporting and Hours of Service logs.