PeopleNet Enhances In-Cab Navigation

March 2012, - Feature

by TruckingInfo Staff

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PeopleNet has enhanced its In-Cab Navigation powered by Maptuit NaviGo so fleet managers can get real-time alerts when drivers go out of route.

Route Compliance and Dispatch Compliance information helps managers compare routes that Navigo suggests with routes actually taken and alerts them in real time when a driver deviates.

Fleets will have the option to use Route Compliance if In-Cab Navigation is not integrated to their dispatch system. Route Compliance compares the GPS trail to individual NaviGo routes, and daily or weekly route compliance reports reveal individual stop-to-stop routes requested and identify out-of-route miles for each driver.

Integrated fleets will benefit from the Dispatch Compliance application that focuses on complete dispatches to all delivery points as created by the back-office dispatch system and identifies out-of-route miles for each driver (whether or not they requested directions).

PeopleNet President Brian McLaughlin noted that a beta customer that was trying the new service had nearly 400 alerts out of its approximately 2,000 trucks in the first week alone -- before they informed drivers they were being monitored for out of route compliance. Once the drivers knew they were being monitored, he said, the number of alerts dropped to less than 50 the second week.

The Navigo portal may be used to compare the suggested route and the vehicle's GPD breadcrumbs.

When a driver deviates a specified distance from the route, a real-time email alert is sent.

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