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ยป Teletrac Navman's TN360 platform
leverages technology that provides telematics
users the ability to simply ask the system
questions about their business efficiency.
Images courtesy of Teletrac Navman
Data access, management,
and integration
One of the most critical differences between the
paper and pencil method compared to digitized
DVIRs is the dissemination of that DVIR information
to others in the organization beyond the
driver after the report enters the system. How that
information is transferred and then accessible
varies by provider solution. This includes user
interfaces and web portals that provide holistic
views of a fleet's assets, and details of specific vehicles
and their status. Furthermore, the customization
and selection of where this information is
sent, as well as who has access to it, can be adjustexactly
when, where, and what is going on with a
vehicle, provides an eye-opening opportunity to
establish efficient communication processes.
" Within the Director Platform, we allow administrators
to configure alerting based off what they
found as far as the safety effecting defects. That
alert can be sent to whomever it is in the business
that needs to be informed of whatever issues that
were found, " Flores further explained.
Notification information can include defect
details, timestamps, location data, and more,
Flores noted.
" From there, the people who are notified can
take proactive action to set up a maintenance call
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to get it taken out of service and put in the line to
get repaired, " he continued.
Creating a full-circle loop is an important
consideration when establishing these lines of
communication to ensure transparency and
accountability so that all involved parties remain
informed throughout the entire process from
report to repair to confirmation of service.
" You cannot get that kind of interactive communication
between all the players in a paper format, "
Trimble Transportation's Adler emphasized. " You
have three-way communication from the driver
to maintenance to operations of what is going on
with that truck based on the eDVIRs. "
ed to the needs of an organization.
" The whole planning process is critical and
having the information to allow you to keep the
asset rolling is absolutely essential to have realtime,
high-speed delivery, " Cetaris' Bedard said.
" That means the entire delivery chain of data has
to be tuned as close to real-time as possible.
" You have the onboard hardware; it is connected
to the ECM; it is connected to sensors; it is pulling
the information off of [the] engine CAN bus, "
Bedard continued. " That data is then funneled
to us in varying formats through an API. " An
Application Programming Interface (API) is a software
intermediary that allows two applications
to communicate with one another.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of june2021

Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
Management: KPI fundamentals
Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
Fleet Parts & Components
Tools & Equipment
Classifieds
Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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june2021 - Uptime: The path to predictive maintenance
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june2021 - Editor's Note: Using resources wisely
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june2021 - Equipment: Getting to the bottom of air brake system leaks
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june2021 - In the Bay: Commercial vehicle clutch care
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june2021 - Shop Operations: How digitizing driver communication can improve maintenance
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june2021 - Fluid & Filtration: Why fleets shouldn't skimp on oil filters
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june2021 - Technology Trends: Gaining an advantage
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june2021 - Management: KPI fundamentals
june2021 - Economic Outlook: Economic recovery update
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june2021 - Tools & Equipment
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june2021 - Guest editorial: Benefits of remote brake system monitoring
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