NTC selects Zonar as telematics providers

Nebraska Transportation Company (NTC) has chosen to deploy Zonar telematics across its fleet in 120 trucks. NTC said it selected Zonar for its telematics platform and 2020 purpose-built communications tablet with pre-installed EVIR (Electronic Verified Inspection Report), hours-of-service, fuel efficiency, two-way messaging and advanced commercial navigation.

Zonar’s 2020 preloaded with ZLogs hours-of-service application will help NTC and its drivers track their hours-of-service (HOS) and submit timely and accurate reports, the company said. “The HOS feature best prepares NTC to be on the roadway to compliance with the recently finalized Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ELD mandate that requires electronically tracking HOS logs,” according to the company. “The EVIR on the 2020 provides NTC drivers with a tool to conduct consistent and verifiable vehicle inspections and electronically submit inspection reports that are understandable, legible and complete.”

“The 2020 is more than just an Automatic On-Board Recording Device,” said Brent Holliday, CEO of NTC. “Yes, it helps us and our drivers become more accountable with hours-of-service as an electronic logging device, but it also gives us a pre- and post-trip inspection tool that helps us maintain our CSA scores by ensuring that our trucks are operating efficiently and safely.”

In addition to the 2020, NTC is implementing the V3 from Zonar for telematics. The V3 features, HD GPS, real-time remote vehicle diagnostics for improving vehicle uptime and maintenance operations. Fault code data is instantly delivered to fleet managers and dispatchers, often before the driver is aware of the problem. Alerted to a truck’s condition, NTC can schedule shop time and maintenance resources in advance to reduce vehicle downtime. All performance and diagnostic information are available through Zonar’s web-based Ground Traffic Control application.

“NTC is a customer-centric and customer friendly trucking company that I am thrilled to see embrace Zonar to better meet their needs as a transportation company,” said Chris Hines, executive vice president at Zonar. “I look forward to hearing more about the safety, efficiency and maintenance benefits I am sure they will receive from Zonar.”

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