Freightliner Trucks to Offer Pre-wire Option for Telogis Telematics Platform
Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class® M2, 108SD and 114SD vocational trucks will now offer a pre-wired telematics option providing for a quick and easy way for Freightliner customers to install GPS fleet tracking and route optimization.
LAS VEGAS, March 28, 2011 — Freightliner Trucks today announced that it will provide its vocational customers with a Telogis telematics pre-wire option. Available in Cummins-equipped Freightliner Business Class® M2, 108SD and 114SD vocational trucks, Freightliner Trucks' pre-wire option allows for a quick upfit of the Telogis system. This includes such Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions as Telogis Fleet, a GPS-based fleet management system, and Telogis Route, a multi-vehicle route planning, optimization and scheduling system.
This new product offering gives customers the benefits and quality of an OEM pre-wire telematics installation, and initially focuses on five key industry segments (utilities, waste/refuse, construction, government and food/beverage) with the goal of expanding throughout 2011 and beyond.
“As a truck manufacturer, it's absolutely critical that we do everything we can to help our customers reduce operating costs by reducing idle times, reducing emissions and streamlining their operations through advanced fleet management and routing,” says David Hames, general manager, marketing and strategy, Daimler Trucks North America. “Offering a telematics pre-wire option to our customers will make it easier for them to achieve these efficiencies, including the integration of planning and operational data, field variables and location-based intelligence to make informed business decisions in real time.”
“We're excited to move forward in this relationship with Freightliner,” says Kevin Moore, senior director — OEM automotive business, Telogis. “This new product offering makes it easier than ever for business owners and fleet managers to take the leap forward and implement a telematics solution that will help reduce operating costs, improve the productivity and allocation of field resources, and drive business decisions based on real data — whether in real time, weekly, monthly or annually. It promises to be beneficial for all parties involved.”
Freightliner vocational truck customers can take advantage of this offering by contacting their local dealer and referencing option data code 786-079.
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 4-8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer.
Telogis Inc., the platform for location intelligence, is dedicated to enhancing the value of its customers’ businesses through intelligent integration of location technology, information and services. Telogis was established in 2001 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., with offices in Europe and Latin America as well as development centers in Austin, Texas, and Christchurch, New Zealand. Telogis’ products and services are used and distributed in more than 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Telogis visit www.telogis.com or call toll free at 866-TELOGIS (866-835-6447).