PeopleNet and Noregon are extending a partnership to deliver a new, real-time solution for vehicle-performance and safety monitoring for all heavy-duty truck makes and models.

The two companies announced the deal this week at the American Trucking Associations Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

The initial focus of the collaboration will build on Noregon’s experience in vehicle data and telematics technologies and PeopleNet’s abilities in mobility and predictive analytics, as part of the ConnectedFleet platform.

“Predictive analytics applied to remote diagnostics has the potential to transform how fleets manage vehicle uptime and maintenance,” said Tom Fansler, president of transportation analytics for PeopleNet. “Our goal is to provide solutions that enable this transformation and change the way our customers think about monitoring their vehicles in real-time.”

The two companies have been collaborating since 2009 and the new venture is aimed at creating a robust set of fault guidance solutions for fleets running more than one model of vehicle.

“We routinely heard from fleets that the marketplace lacked a comprehensive solution to turn their vehicle data into valuable information,” said Bill Hathaway, founder and CEO at Noregon. “Noregon is extremely excited to work with PeopleNet to offer customers an unprecedented look into the real-time health and safety status of their vehicles.”