First introduced at the at the National Private Truck Council’s Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Cincinnati earlier this year, Qualcomm has now officially released its new Trip Manager solution.
Integrated into Qualcomm’s MCP110 (Mobile Computing Platform) and MCP200, Trip Manager is designed for private and dedicated fleets to assist in complicated trip planning, performance data collection and improved driver communication.
The software allows managers to plan a trip, view that trip in progress against the plan, and monitor in near real-time trucks and their shipments, creating additional efficiencies in dispatch, including reduced time and resources spent on planning, and fewer manual errors, Qualcomm said.
Other benefits, according to Qualcomm, include a reduction of out-of-route miles and overtime costs, more trend reporting on routes to help identify improvement and additional revenue opportunities, increased responsiveness to customer inquiries and requests, and assurance that drivers are following proper procedures and increasing productivity.
On a management side, the program includes the ability to drill down details of routes and stops, verify delivery history, improve safety and compliance, monitor driver behavior which impacts safety, and ensures regulatory compliance with IFTA.