Mack Truck announced an expansion of its fleet management services with the addition of Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics. Powered by Omnitracs, Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics utilizes Mack’s factory-installed telematics hardware to help boost productivity and safety by providing real-time GPS location information, as well as driver performance data.

Mack’s parent company, Volvo Trucks North America also launched Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks, a new option for fleet management built on Volvo’s fully integrated Remote Diagnostics hardware. “Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks meets the needs of customers seeking better data capture and analytics to drive increased productivity and safety through improvements in driver performance and behaviors,” the company said.

“Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics gives our customers a new look into their operations, enabling them to more easily see where and how their truck assets are being utilized,” said David Pardue, Mack vice president of connected vehicle & uptime services. “Applying that knowledge helps increase productivity, while also improving the safety of their drivers.”

Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics uses Mack’s fully integrated GuardDog Connect telematics hardware to capture and relay information such as relative road speed and idling duration and cost. In addition, the system is capable of providing analyses of driver performance based on the data and GPS information captured from the truck. Real-time email or text messages can alert customers to potential issues.

“With no additional hardware required, Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics provides detailed fleet management data without the need to add to or modify equipment,” said Rich Glasmann, vice president of OEM strategy, sales, and marketing at Omnitracs. “This allows customers to gain even greater value from their existing hardware through data analytics.”

Mack Omnitracs Integrated Telematics subscriptions are available for all new Mack Pinnacle, Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack models.

Volvo VNL 780“Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks combines the vast fleet management knowledge of Omnitracs, LLC with Volvo Remote Diagnostics hardware to unlock productivity and visibility advantages gained from data analytics,” said Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services at Volvo Trucks. “It also enables customers to focus on improving road safety by monitoring driver behavior and performance.”

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks captures information such as GPS location, road speed and idle duration and cost. The system can also provide an in-depth analysis of driver performance based on historical and current data and location. In addition, customers can configure real-time text message or email-based alerts for a detailed summary and exception reporting.

“Unlike alternative offers, Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks is fully integrated with Volvo’s hardware and requires no additional equipment,” Glasmann said. “This gives fleets direct insight into their operations, allowing them to more efficiently monitor trucks and promote safe driving behaviors among drivers.”

Omnitracs for Volvo Trucks is now available as a subscription option on every new Volvo truck and can also be retrofitted on older trucks equipped with telematics hardware.