Aether Systems Inc., a wireless provider based in Maryland, has been selected by USA Cartage Inc., a Maryland-based motor carrier, to install the Aether MobileMax2 wireless communications system in its fleet of 85 trucks.
Aether MobileMax2 automatically switches between terrestrial-based and satellite communication pathways without driver or dispatcher intervention to ensure complete coverage and cost-efficient communications. The MobileMax2 data terminal transmits data messages and GPS position reports over both satellite and terrestrial communication pathways and provides data on vehicle fault codes and driver performance, Aether said.
The information allows companies to evaluate individual driver and vehicle performance, notify operations when a vehicle engine exceeds specified parameters, and calculate the distance vehicles travel in each state. USA Cartage will use this data to develop cost-saving techniques such as managing drivers’ idle time and preventing damage to its vehicles, the carrier said.