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Photo: Gerd Altmann via Pixabay

Omnitracs now offers location-based information and insights on COVID-19 for its Enterprise Services customers to keep fleets and their drivers stay safe during the ongoing pandemic.

Leveraging COVID-19 datasets from Johns Hopkins University and the Kaiser Family Foundation, Omnitracs developed a new feature that integrates COVID-19 location-based intelligence into its Fleet Mapping tool. This integration makes it possible for fleet managers to make safety decisions for their drivers in near-real time.

“Drivers are on the front lines of national response efforts around this pandemic while putting their own lives at risk,” said Paul Nagy, chief product officer of Omnitracs. “As an organization, we have a responsibility to do our part to mitigate those risks by providing fact-based information that will allow our customers to continue operating their businesses safely and protect their drivers.”

By adding location intelligence into its Fleet Mapping view, Omnitracs is providing COVID-19 information to back-office fleet managers, along with the current location of each truck, allowing them to plan out safe, effective routes.

Data provided in the new Fleet Mapping view includes:

  • New COVID-19 cases and deaths in the last seven days for the location
  • Quarantine and stay-at-home restrictions
  • Group and gathering limitations
  • Restaurant limitations and business closures

“We believe that serving up timely insights about locations is a critical component for making fleets more efficient and helping to improve driver satisfaction,” said Michal Yariv, head of Omnitracs’ Innovation Lab.

This new location intelligence feature is complimentary and currently available to all Enterprise Services customers.

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