inthinc Expands Thought Leadership Role in Electronic On-Board Recorder Technology
SALT LAKE CITY - 09/07/2011 - inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a global telematics company centered on fleet management and driver safety solutions, today announced Carleton Watkins, inthinc vice president of research and development, has been named to the FMCSA Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.Specifically working on the 'EOBR sub-committee' to focus on electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) technology, Watkins joins an elite team of telematics and fleet management leaders to assist in standardizing safety criteria for commercial fleets as the country continues to move toward requiring electronic driver logs for commercial carriers.
"Many of our customers approach us asking for clarification on the latest regulatory guidelines and for assistance in helping them meet those requirements," said Watkins. "Having a presence and voice on these regulatory committees allows us to better serve our customers, while contributing to the overall mission of the FMCSA and commercial carrier industry to improve safety for all drivers."
Watkins, also a member of the American Trucking Association's 'Technology and Maintenance Council,' is a telematics industry veteran and a pioneer in EOBR technology.
Under his leadership, inthinc developed a state-of-the-art EOBR that automatically logs driver hours, alerts drivers and fleet management when hours are exceeded, and delivers IFTA tax reporting.
A primary component of the inthinc waySmart™ solution - the most comprehensive fleet management and driver safety solution on the market today - the inthinc EOBR is natively integrated with other cost-saving functionality including fuel usage and idle monitoring, as well as GPS location information, trip routes and stop report details.
Along with other waySmart driver safety features such as in-cab verbal coaching alerts for speeding, idling, seat belt use and aggressive driving - inthinc's EOBR prevents fatigued driving and supports the FMCSA's 'Compliance, Safety, Accountability' (CSA) initiative. Additional CSA criteria inthinc technology supports includes inspection reports and cargo alerts.
To download a copy of the inthinc EOBR overview, click here.
To download a brochure outlining how inthinc aligns with other CSA criteria, click here.
inthinc is a global company centered on telematics, fleet solutions and driving safety. Its breakthrough driving safety solutions are designed to safeguard lives, save money and protect the environment. inthinc technology dramatically improves driver behavior and has been documented to reduce accidents by more than 80 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.inthinc.com.