A telematics device is installed in the cab of fleet vehicles. It plugs into a trucks' OBD II or CAN-BUS port to enable seamless communication. It collects data related to the vehicle such as location, speed, trip distance, idle times, fuel consumption, and other crucial factors.
This data is accessible on fleet management software and is used by fleet operators to gain visibility and monitor their fleets in real time. They can also act instantly in case of emergencies or collisions.
For example, speeding is a major concern for road safety in America, with 11,258 speeding-related deaths recorded in 2020. The accelerometer on the telematics device can be used to ensure safe driving since it monitors driving speeds and sends instant speeding alerts. Operators can instantly contact and coach drivers to curb this behavior.