ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 21, 2013 – Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) todayannounced the availability of its DetroitTM Connect solutions for all new Freightliner Cascadia® truck models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines. Offered as a factory-installed option beginning Q1 2014, the Detroit Connect suite of telematics solutions – which includes Visibility fleet software and the new On-Board Tablet – provide the critical link between vehicles, drivers and fleet managers, enhancing uptime and performance.
Visibility fleet software monitors and delivers real-time fleet data to track the status of one or all of the trucks. The software generates reports that provide detailed information on vehicle location, speed, mileage, routes, stop times, idle times and more to help managers make valuable adjustments that ultimately enhance fleet productivity.
Introduced September 2013, the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet is an advanced mobile device equipped with powerful apps to track Hours-of-Service logs for reporting; Two-Way Messaging including text to voice; Advanced Navigation for asset-specific routing and simplified Pre- and Post-trip Inspection to streamline driver efficiency. The On-Board Tablet is certified compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service regulations. Purchase of the On-Board Tablet includes Visibility fleet software.
“By expanding our intelligent telematics offerings to Cummins-equipped Cascadia trucks, we are empowering even more customers with solutions that improve uptime, fuel efficiency and safety while meeting FMCSA regulations,” said Brad Williamson, manager, powertrain marketing Daimler Trucks North America. “By combining real-time data and advanced technology, Detroit Connect solutions help fleet managers and owners make informed decisions that positively impact their bottom line."
Detroit Connect is part of the Detroit product family, which includes the Detroit™ DT12™ Automated Manual Transmission, Detroit™ Axles, and Detroit™ engines. To spec new trucks with Detroit Connect telematics, contact an authorized Freightliner dealer for details on hardware and service subscription options.
For more information, go to www.DemandDetroit.com/connect.
Detroit offers a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles, transmissions and telematics products for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets. DetroitTM products are sold and serviced through a network of hundreds of locations throughout North America. For more information, or to locate the nearest Detroit location, visit DemandDetroit.com. Detroit™ is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America.
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