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Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks Offer New Telematics Platform

While diesel fuel is what primarily powers heavy-duty trucks, the trucking industry itself runs on information. No one knows that better than Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks, two of the leading brands in the world, which we at Nextran Trucks Centers are proud to sell and service. Recently, each has announced a new venture with Geotab, which offers telematic solutions to help make life easier for fleet managers and drivers.

More Durable, Stronger and Smarter Trucks

Geotab Connected by Mack and Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks are both cloud-based platforms that require no additional installation or hardware on 2015 or newer Mack Truck or Volvo Truck models. Both offer an integrated, expandable open telematics platform with access to fleet management, Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and driver compliance solutions. Which place Mack and Volvo Trucks not only among the most dependable trucks on the road, but also among the most intelligent.

With this advanced system on board, fleet managers are able to reduce fuel costs, communicate with operators more effectively and keep their drivers, as well as other vehicles on the road, safer. Unlike WiFi or Bluetooth-based systems, Geotab’s cloud-based platform delivers the industry’s most reliable ELD data-capturing capabilities. There’s no pairing process required, so the cloud enables data for Hours of Service, Records of Duty Status and Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports to continue to be recorded whether the mobile unit is connected or not.

An Efficient Way Forward

Geotab Connected by Mack includes Geotab Drive which sends engine and positional data to the cloud, and generates automatic duty and status logs. A driver can access this information via the Geotab Drive app and receive a comprehensive and accurate record of duty stats, thus streamlining the process and giving drivers more time to focus on hauling freight.

Enhancing productivity is also the driving force on Geotab Drive + Fleet for Volvo Trucks. By using a simple dashboard, customers can access activity reports, driver performance reports, delivery schedules and monitor vehicle locations. All of this critical information helps them reduce operating costs and environmental impact by improving fuel efficiency. And if a customer should need assistance with the platform, they have 24/7 access to the Volvo Trucks Uptime Center.

Using Data to Get Trucks Back on the Road

As a Mack and Volvo Dealer, Nextran Truck Centers is able to access the information gathered by the system to quickly and efficiently analyze repair issues or simply perform standard maintenance. And in the capable hands of our master service technicians, fleet managers and business owners can rest assured that their trucks won’t be idle for long.

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Nextran Truck Centers has been helping our customers move forward for over 25 years. In addition to being a Mack and Volvo dealer, we partner with other OEMs such as Ford and Isuzu and have 17 locations along major highways throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. Whether it’s sales, parts or service, we offer fleet managers the resources they need to be successful. Contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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