March 13, 2013
Volvo Trucks in North America has entered into memorandums of agreement with both Telogis and Trimble to develop future fleet management services.
As the first OEM to enter a collaborative business relationship with fleet management service providers, Volvo will offer customers increased flexibility as they optimize the performance of their fleets using the Telogis platform and Trimble, owner of PeopleNet, range of applications.
“Our agreements with Telogis and Trimble will enable us to continue to expand our connected vehicle services offerings,” said David Pardue, Volvo Trucks vice president of aftermarket business development. “Volvo was the first OEM to offer a telematics solution to the market, and we are now the first to work with the industry’s leading fleet management solutions providers. These agreements extend our telematics capabilities so that customers have the option to select a fleet management service that leverages Volvo’s integrated connected vehicle platform.”
The agreements with Telogis and Trimble strengthen Volvo’s Connected Vehicle Services category of Volvo Trucks Support Services. As a one-stop shop for service, parts and operations information, Volvo Trucks Support Services focuses on delivery of best-in-class fleet management solutions.
Fleet management services offer fleet managers critical information such as location, fuel economy and vehicle and driver performance data for all trucks in a fleet. This information can be utilized by the fleets to control costs, increase safety, improve customer service and enhance operations.
“The combination of Volvo’s Remote Diagnostics and the Telogis platform will deliver increased uptime, safety and operational efficiencies for Volvo customers,” said Jason Koch, co-founder and president, Telogis Fleet. “Through this collaboration, we are bringing together two leading brands in our respective spaces with the goal of having a profound effect on the industry.”