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TMW begins Integration with Decisiv to provide a complete solution for fleet maintenance

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CLEVELAND — TMW Systems, a Trimble brand and provider of software, business intelligence and related solutions to the North American transportation industry, has integrated its TMT Fleet Maintenance Software with Decisiv’s Service Relationship Management (SRM) platform.

The integration of Decisiv and TMT Fleet Maintenance will help fleet managers to extend their data accuracy, reduce administrative load and manage warranty recovery when working with external service providers, according to Scott Vanselous, executive vice president, TMW’s fleet maintenance solutions. In addition, the integration will enable more seamless communication and collaboration for the entire service supply chain at the point of service, he said.

As part of creating service requests for breakdowns or scheduled maintenance, the integration enables fleet managers to provide an outside service center with an asset’s service history, warranty status, telematics and diagnostic data and schedule preventative maintenance. The result is a service center empowered with a more complete history of the asset to drive timely and efficient repairs and maintenance.

“Through the integration with Decisiv, the TMT Fleet Maintenance solution will now give executives a deeper ability to manage the assets in the company including those utilizing outside service centers,” Vanselous said. “It expands external access to important information for improved regulatory, compliance and risk management for equipment regardless of the organization maintaining or repairing the equipment.”

The Decisiv SRM platform drives unrivaled performance and utilization for commercial vehicle manufacturers, service providers and asset owners, Vanselous said, noting that the platform revolutionizes how the service supply chain for commercial assets communicates and collaborates.

The SRM solution unifies the service supply chain to improve uptime, ensure consistent network-wide service delivery, create and strengthen customer relationships, reduce warranty and support costs, and lower goodwill expenses, he said.

“We’re very excited about partnering with TMW,” said Dick Hyatt, president and CEO, Decisiv. “Integrating our systems will make it much easier for our joint customers to better service their fleets and improve shop performance and profitability.”

Hyatt said the combined TMT Fleet Maintenance and Decisiv SRM capabilities give facility and maintenance managers the ability to:

  • Improve asset uptime by increasing asset utilization, minimizing repeat repairs and improving PM currency.
  • Save money by minimizing estimate-invoice mismatches and overbillings, driving higher warranty dollar recapture, shrinking rental costs and safety stocks and reducing regulatory fines through better compliance.
  • Streamline operations by decreasing administrative overhead, minimizing the need for manual entry through VMRS-coded integration and facilitating real-time communication among all parties.

TMW Systems will be demonstrating the integration at its 2018 in.sight user conference + expo. Themed “in.novation, in.spired.” This year’s event will be held in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center from September 9-12.

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Greenlots, Volvo Trucks partner for installation of chargers for LIGHTS project

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Greenlots installed two fully operational 50kW DC fast chargers in Fontana, California, and has plans to install an additional 150kW DC fast charger in the next month. (Courtesy: Greenlots)

LOS ANGELES — Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group and a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management solutions, has announced the installation of charging infrastructure for a fleet of electrified commercial trucks as part of its ongoing partnership with Volvo Trucks. The heavy-duty fleet charging stations are the first of four installations by Greenlots at warehouses across southern California.

“Heavy-duty fleets have unique charging characteristics and needs,” said Harmeet Singh, chief technology officer at Greenlots. “Greenlots’ SKY platform is built for scale and designed to deliver a charging solution that meets Volvo Trucks’ electric fleet’s unique requirements and is optimized for cost and power. The open standards-based charging approach built into Greenlots’ platform enables Volvo to future-proof its investments in the charging infrastructure.”

On Tuesday, February 11, Volvo hosted an invite-only innovation showcase at TEC Equipment Warehouse based in Fontana, California, to share information about its multi-year Volvo Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS) project, which aims to transform the way goods are transported. This public-private statewide initiative, comprised of partners including Greenlots, puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy and improve public health and the environment, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

“We’re excited to be part of the development of a battery-electric transport eco-system along with our Volvo LIGHTS project partners,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “This project is unique in the sense of its scope, and that it takes into account the entire system, with the charging infrastructure provided by Greenlots being one of the key components to this transport solution.”

Greenlots installed two fully operational 50kW DC fast chargers at the Fontana site and has plans to install an additional 150kW DC fast charger in the next month. All of the charging equipment for the project is connected to Greenlots’ SKY EV Charging Network Software, which enables seamless management of Volvo’s fleet and charging stations while balancing grid demand. Greenlots’ range of software solutions safely and cost-effectively balances the power demands of electric fleet vehicles, warehouse facilities, and the electric grid. Its software provides fleet owners the lowest total cost of ownership by managing energy usage to prevent high utility bills, while also supplying grid operators with the tools needed to safely integrate EVs and renewables onto the grid. For more information, visit greenlots.com/about/newsroom.

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Transflo adds Surfsight video technology to its platform of freight solutions

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Transflo adds surfsight vehicle video technology to its platform of freight solutions
Surfsight provides real-time video visibility and insight into fleet performance and challenging situations on the road, helping fleets reduce risk and insurance claims while improving safety and productivity. (Courtesy: Transflo)

TAMPA, Florida — Transflo, a mobile, telematics and business process automation provider to the transportation industry, has announced the AI-12 Dual Facing Dashcam solution as part of its Mobile+ ecosystem of digital and telematics solutions for truck fleets and drivers.

Surfsight provides real-time video visibility and insight into fleet performance and challenging situations on the road, helping fleets reduce risk and insurance claims while improving safety and productivity.

Integrated with Transflo’s telematics platform, the cloud-connected Surfsight dashcam uses front-facing and cabin-facing cameras. The camera uses built-in artificial intelligence to detect hazards on the road, and infrared to recognize driver distractions in the vehicle. The driver is automatically alerted.

Surfsight streams from vehicles to secure cloud-based servers, providing fleet managers with continuous access to video. Managers can review video of groups or individual vehicles via a customized, secure, online dashboard using a web browser running on any type of device. Surfsight also provides access to on-demand video retrieval and review on the company’s cloud platform.

Surfsight dashcams cost just $200 and monthly subscriptions start at $25 per month as part of Transflo Bundle+, which extends the capabilities of the Transflo Mobile+ platform.

“Increasingly, video is an important tool for improving safety and operational visibility,” said Doug Schrier, vice president of product and innovation for Transflo. “The Transflo Bundle+ platform is the ideal way to incorporate vehicle video and telematics into your digital workflow.”

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Interesting demo on fuel savings with nanotechnology

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Interesting demo on fuel savings with nanotechnology

Niki talks with Andy and Doug of TK7 Products about an amazing fuel additive made from nanotechnology that can save your pocket book an exponential amount.

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