Industries: Transportation and Distribution

Truck Management with Advanced Fleet Telematics

ORBCOMM®'s truck management platform is the most comprehensive, open, scalable and reliable truck telematics solution on the market today. By combining driver-focused in-cab devices based on Android, BT 500 truck tracking hardware and powerful back-end reporting from FleetManager, ORBCOMM’s truck platform helps you achieve higher ROI by improving ELD/HOS compliance, driver performance, fleet safety, operational efficiency and workforce productivity.

Comply with ELD/HOS Regulations
Get ELD compliant while improving fleet efficiency and your bottom line, with e-logs drivers love and fleet owners trust.

  • ELD/HOS: Enable fleets to comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, US FMCSA Hours of Service (HOS) and Canadian working hours rules.
  • HOS in the Cab: Put drivers at the heart of compliance with in-cab devices and software that automates hours of service calculations. Enable drivers to edit non-drive duty states from the road and record miles even if the driver is disconnected or offline.
  • HOS in the Back Office: Make compliance proactive and easy with up-to-date HOS and Duty Grids, driver cycle summaries, highlighted violations and editable audit trails of driving exceptions.

Enhance Fleet and Driver Safety
Keep your fleet’s assets and reputation protected by improving truck driver safety through correcting unsafe driving behaviors that lead to accidents, fines and higher insurance risks.

  • Driver Performance Scoring: Give live, on-board driver scoring, feedback and coaching to drivers who are measured on safety, compliance and driving performance
  • Safety Reporting and Analysis: Review how drivers operate different vehicles across the fleet and score drivers on safety data points such as anticipation, harsh acceleration and deceleration, harsh braking, speeding and hard cornering
  • Truck-Specific Navigation: Select safe and optimal routes based on vehicle height, weight and length restrictions.
  • Electronic DVIR: Complete Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports at the push of a button.

Improve Fleet Productivity
Enhance customer communications and workflow for better asset utilization, fewer empty miles and reduced overtime costs.

  • Driver Messaging: Improve communication between drivers and the office messaging, using customizable form messages and text-to-speech functionality for additional safety.
  • Jobs & Workflow: Organize drivers and vehicles with Jobs & Workflow, with automatic scheduling of drivers’ work for the day to improve customer communications.
  • Media Portal: Keep drivers informed with training guides, videos and images distributed to individual drivers or in groups.
  • In-Cab Scanning: Enable drivers to scan documents, capture signatures and take vehicle images with in-cab scanning.
  • Choose your In-Cab Device: Deploy your ELD solution on rugged, truck-specific tablets designed to keep drivers productive and your fleet’s data secure. Choose from Garmin, Samsung or TomTom.

Boost Fleet Efficiency
Reduce operating and maintenance costs, improve utilization and mitigate financial risks through real-time truck tracking and cargo visibility, reduced risk of fuel loss and preventive maintenance.

  • Live Truck Tracking: Live views show vehicle location and status information including driver name, drive time remaining, fuel level and more. See stop details, trip information and route replay and monitor against predefined fleet KPIs.
  • Fuel Management: Use the Fuel Auditor to protect against fuel theft by comparing actual fuel burned to fuel purchased over any period. Monitor fuel down to the last gallon; the Fuel Auditor records fuel tank levels every five minutes to detect fill and extraction events together with the time, date and location of each event.
  • Maintenance Planner: Schedule services and inspections based on time elapsed (e.g. every six months) or distance.

Truck Management with Advanced Fleet Telematics

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 truck 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 – Fleet Management and Driver 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—delivering immediate and dramatic results for fleets of all sizes. Safeguard drivers, increase fleet efficiency and ensure regulatory compliance.

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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.

Truck Management with Advanced Fleet Telematics

The ORBCOMM Platform: Go Beyond Truck Tracking to Unlock the Power of Your Fleet 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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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.

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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 something that was going to be a positive—to be able to show the drivers ‘Yes, we’re going ELD, but you’re also getting some benefits out of, too’. Initially the drivers were against doing anything different, but after about two trips with the systems they liked it way better.”

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