October 24, 2013
Detroit Diesel Corporation says it will make available its Detroit Connect solutions for all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines.
“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,” says 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.”
Offered as a factory-installed option beginning after the first of next year, the Detroit Connect suite of telematics solutions – which includes Visibility fleet software and the new On-Board Tablet – provide a link between vehicles, drivers and fleet managers, enhancing uptime and performance.
Introduced September, 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.