Pitt Ohio performed a 90-day trial with one terminal and a limited number of trucks to determine how in-cab monitoring would fit with its operations. It tested various locating and messaging capabilities, including electronic driver logs, fuel-tax reporting, engine diagnostics, form transfer, automated messaging, exception management, load matching and online credit checks. Pitt Ohio presented this summary of benefits, in a slightly different form, at a recent industry conference.
|Ability to track miles per gallon of equipment based on make, model, and year.
|Eliminates data entry and reduces audit time of mileage for fuel tax reporting.
|Operations & Safety
|Improved communication with drivers and verification of stop/start times. Company knows when schedules won't get met, and can quickly find a driver's specific location.
|Actual data about how long trucks/drivers are performing drive and stop functions is a great value to account cost allocation.
|Source: Pitt Ohio Express