Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Fleet Fuel Management

Fuel ranks as one of the top operational expenses for any fleet operator, so it is vital that carriers audit their spending down to every gallon. However, fleet fuel management is a complex, labor-intensive process that yields variable results from month to month and often poses more questions than answers.

The only robust solution to inaccurate fuel consumption data is to calibrate it - to reflect the true, real-world fuel economy for each vehicle in the fleet. Without accurate fuel burned data, it is impossible to compare drivers objectively against each other, individual vehicles against one another or makes and models from one another.

ORBCOMM’s Fuel Auditor overcomes these challenges by providing an automated method of auditing fuel down to each gallon burned by every truck. This delivers immediate fuel savings, reduces maintenance costs, prevents theft and improves purchase decision, using deep analytics, calibration technology and driver coaching tools.

Coach Drivers for Fuel Efficiency

  • Fuel Burn Data: Use the Fuel Auditor to calibrate fuel burn information from each driver regardless of the truck driven.
  • Fuel Usage: Monitor miles per gallon for each driver over any time frame.
  • Compare Driving Styles: Show drivers the difference between an inefficient truck and an inefficient driving style by reviewing their performance on excessive idling, harsh braking, over-speeding, harsh acceleration and deceleration, driving without the use of cruise control and over-revving.
  • Driver Coaching: Change driver behavior with live, onboard driver scoring, feedback and advice.
  • Advanced Reporting: Track results and report them by driver, by vehicle, by groups of drivers, vehicle type or group of vehicles – or any combination of driver and vehicle over any period.

Improve Vehicle Performance and Fleet Efficiency

  • Vehicle Profiler: Profile trucks on how they should be driven according to the manufacturer’s specifications with the Vehicle Profiler, which characterizes each truck for RPM bands, torque, power, speed and fuel consumption.
  • Match Driving Style to Vehicle Specification: Overlay a driver’s driving pattern to highlight where improvements need to be made in their driving behavior to maximize the performance of the vehicle.
  • Smarter Purchase and Trading Decisions: Improve truck make and model purchase decisions by applying a software calibration to fuel CANbus data collected from the engine. Once calibrated, accurate fuel data from every truck in the fleet will offer a true and unbiased fuel performance comparison between each make and model under test.

Reduce the Potential for Fuel Theft

  • Fuel Measurement: Compare the actual fuel burned to fuel purchased over any period with the fuel stock in the truck’s tanks at the start and end of the period – and see the fuel delta in gallons for each truck.

Advanced Fuel Management

BT 500: Truck Tracking Device for Complete Fleet Management

Powering ORBCOMM’s truck management product, the BT 500 provides complete visibility, monitoring and management of drivers, vehicles and displays. Part of a comprehensive solution that combines in-cab devices, powerful cloud-based reporting and connected hardware, the BT 500 provides GPS vehicle tracking, advanced data collection from the CANbus, flexible communication options and an open, scalable platform to connect to third-party apps and other devices.

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Pro-400 – Improve Fuel Efficiency and Fleet Safety
The Pro-400 is designed to dramatically change unsafe driving behaviors and prevent crashes in an easy-to-implement, easy-to-manage fleet safety solution. Plus, use verbal coaching to correct driver behavior (speeding, acceleration, harsh braking) in real-time and use on-board diagnostics to reduce vehicle wear, operating and fuel costs. Monitor miles per gallon (mpg) for each fleet vehicle and driver on a daily basis.

fleet tracking: Pro-400

GT 1200: Reduce Fuel Costs and Cycle Times
ORBCOMM’s solar-powered GT 1200 can help track changes in fuel levels, detect theft and rapid fuel loss by reading sensor data. Compare invoices with refuel events. Analyze fuel usage by customer, location and order number to further reduce fuel costs.

GPS trailer tracking: GT 1100

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In-Cab Devices, Tablets

Garmin ELD

Garmin Fleet 780: Purpose-Built for Fleet Telematics

The 7” Garmin fleet 780 tablet combines trusted navigation, specialized truck routing and fleet experience with the openness and flexibility of a tablet. Tough and optimized specifically for over the road trucking, its built-in dual-purpose camera functions as a dash cam for the road and a productivity camera at customers’ depots. Onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth provides Internet connectivity to third-party peripherals, such as cameras and over-the-air map updates. Its customized truck routing has detailed maps with truck-related restrictions, such as bridge heights, sharp curves and weight limits.


Samsung: ORBCOMM’s ELD Solution Powered by Samsung
Samsung makes it easy to deploy a comprehensive solution that drives fleet productivity, improves driver retention and complies with the ELD mandate. Combined with ORBCOMM's driver-friendly ELD solution, Samsung devices provide a platform that integrates in-house or third-party apps seamlessly, is efficient to deploy and provides a secure, controllable environment for your fleet.



TomTom Bridge: The All-In-One Driver Terminal
The TomTom BRIDGE Terminal is a ruggedized 7" all in one device with truck-friendly routes, on-screen capture signature for paperless reports and enough connections to create a future-proof platform. Lifetime Maps and Traffic updates allow you to drive with the latest maps at no extra cost for the lifetime of your device. With state-of-the-art navigation and truck-specific routing, you can easily give directions to the closest assignment location, provide vital information on-site and scan data from Wi-Fi or NFC tags. Connectivity ready, the Bridge terminal comes with WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB OTG. Shock-proof, it is industrial grade and works in extreme temperatures.

In-Cab Cameras

From identifying unsafe driving behavior to helping exonerate innocent drivers, in-cab cameras have become a critical addition to modern fleet management solutions. Camera footage helps fleet managers improve driving habits and training while minimizing liability risk and associated costs.

The IC 500, ORBCOMM’s forward and optional inward-facing in-cab camera, captures critical video to serve as a virtual witness that can help protect drivers and fleets against false claims.

In-Cab Cameras
  • Video Evidence: Capture video that can prove the innocence of your drivers to help avoid costly fines and protect your reputation.

  • Driver Training : Automatically record footage when critical events occur or configure thresholds to capture other minor incidents that can help improve driving skills

  • Complete Visibility : Pair footage with data generated by the BT 500 truck telematics device to get the complete picture and enhance visibility of operations.

  • Outward and Inward Optional : Capture footage of events on the road and, optionally, in the cab with the inward-facing camera.

  • Fleet Safety : Use footage to address unsafe driving habits and help keep drivers safe.

Advanced Fuel Management

The ORBCOMM Platform: Powerful insight that unlocks valuable fleet management data

The ORBCOMM platform is a single, unified, next-generation analytics and reporting platform that unlocks data-rich insights from your assets so that you can make faster, more accurate, better informed decisions. Manage all your assets in one place with a single, user-friendly fleet management solution

Optimized to work with ORBCOMM’s truck (ELD/HOS), trailer, reefer and container monitoring devices, the ORBCOMM platform delivers advanced reporting and analytics for the entire fleet on one single platform. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, the platform provides all that is needed to ensure regulatory compliance, maximize asset utilization, minimize operational costs, increase driver productivity and improve customer satisfaction for better ROI.

Depending on your fleet, the ORBCOMM Platform can be configured to display specific workspaces with individual workspaces for dispatchers, fleet managers or the safety and compliance team. Its powerful features include individualized customization, advanced data mining, configurable reporting, intelligent search options, multi-user management and advanced mapping.

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The ORBCOMM Platform


Install our trucking apps directly from the Android marketplace to supercharge your fleet management solutions.

Driver Performance
The Driver Performance Scoring App is the most comprehensive driver performance app in the industry, scoring drivers on the three most important aspects of a driver’s behavior that impacts any fleet: performance, compliance and safety. This results in significantly reduced fuel, insurance and maintenance costs, as well as reduced fines and violation incidences. Fleets can select which aspects of driver behavior they wish to monitor and the weight they wish to attribute to each aspect.

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The Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting (DVIR) app enables drivers to complete daily pre- trip and post-trip inspection reports on trucks and trailers using any Android- based phone, tablet or other in-cab device. By eliminating time-consuming and inaccurate paper-based records— and with direct, real-time upload to our reporting platform—this app is designed to save you time and money.

Google Play


R:COM Mobile
R:COM Mobile allows users to get live data anytime, anywhere in an iOS or Android app which reports critical information from the online reporting platform to provide fleet monitoring on-the-go. View data on vehicle location, fuel level, in-transit speed and working hours information. Also includes industry leading temperature management features by providing users with reefer unit information (including set-point and return air), door open/close events, alarms, reefer battery and fuel level information.

Google Play

App Store



“It’s got to be driver-friendly… that’s the most important thing. The units are very friendly for the drivers in-cab, and very accepted.”

Jim Franck, President of National Carriers

Fuel Management Resources

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