Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Tachograph Management

Advanced tachograph solutions for compliance, efficiency and performance

Transport managers have long faced the struggle of working out complex drivers' hours to ensure compliance. It has often been a 'best guess' approach to determine a driver's driving and working hours and to forward plan their daily and weekly transport activities.

ORBCOMM's tachograph management solution empowers transport managers to ensure drivers are fully compliant with EU and national legislation through up-to-the-minute reporting of daily, weekly and fortnightly status updates. It eliminates the need for third-party tachograph analysis vendors through live and historical working hours information, fully automated tachograph downloading and in-built infringement reporting.

The new TachoVision feature allows dispatchers to plan ahead by giving live access to complex, hard-to-calculate, forward-looking tachograph data like Drivers Rest Periods, Extended Driving Days and Compensation Rules. Make plans based on actuals instead of guessing, with information that was previously only available historically.

The Working Hours Analysis workspace combines social infringements, drivers' hours, working time, attestation of activities and calculations of fines and expense.

Plan Ahead with Live Data from TachoVision

  • With TachoVision, see when and if weekly rest compensation is due, how much time needs to be compensated for, and when this needs to be taken by; how many extended driving days are available; how long the upcoming daily rest period is and the start date, time and duration of the upcoming weekly rest period – and much more.
  • Remove the guesswork from planning with complex, hard-to-calculate, forward-looking data delivered in real-time, which allows driver managers to intervene where necessary to ensure rest times are properly managed.

Automate Tachograph Data Download

  • Eliminate wait times and administration costs of manual tachograph downloads with automated, remote, scheduled tachograph downloads.
  • Download each time a driver inserts their card into the tachograph or schedule to download at set intervals.
  • Supports both Gen 1 and Gen 2 tachographs; downloads can also be made through a card reader in the office.

Access a Live View of Every Driver

  • Get the most accurate, live and up-to-date view of each driver’s working time, driving time, waiting time, rest times and periods of availability.
  • With remote tachograph downloading, the driver's remaining hours are calculated before they are required to take a break or finish for the day.

Gain Comprehensive Insights with Custom and Scheduled Reporting

  • Collect full tachograph analysis with a large suite of reports making fleets audit-ready.
  • Access standard reports or create an unlimited number of customised reports.

Eliminate Third-Party Analysis Requirements

  • Get immediate notification of driver infringements.
  • Deliver full driver infringement management reporting automatically with leave letters and calendar controls, removing the need for third-party analysis and processing.
  • Access vehicle activity and location data to discuss infringements in detail with drivers and to explain how the infringement can be avoided in the future.

Get Faster Results with Driver Compliance Scoring App

  • Compliance scores are communicated to the driver in the cab via a Driver Performance app available from the Google Play Store.
  • Integrated Driver Infringement Reporting allows for live compliance scoring, removing the gap between data retrieval and compliance reporting.
  • The gamification of results motivates drivers to consistently improve their skills.

Drill into Working Hours Analysis

  • Avoid driver cards or licences expiring without warning with Deadline Management.
  • Calculate fines and identify infringements by type and severity with in-depth social infringement analysis.
  • Monitor drivers' hours based on different rule sets, including the 12 Day Bus Rule.
  • Generate more accurate letters of attestation based on non-tachograph data such as sick days and annual leave.
  • Download DDD files automatically.

Tachograph Management

BT 500: Tachograph Management 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 enables tachograph management, 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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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
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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.

Tachograph Management

FleetManager: Go Beyond Truck Tracking By Unlocking the Power of Your Fleet Data

FleetManager is a cloud-based analytics platform and information management engine which unlocks valuable data for ever user in the organisation.

Optimised to work with ORBCOMM’s truck, trailer, reefer and container monitoring devices, FleetManager delivers advanced reporting and analytics for the entire fleet on one single platform. With mapping, reports, alerts and exception management, FleetManager provides all that is needed to ensure regulatory compliance, maximise asset utilisation, minimise operational costs, increase driver productivity and improve customer satisfaction for better ROI.

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

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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.

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“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