Verizon Wireless and Xata Corp. announced yesterday that the Xata Turnpike fleet management and compliance solution is now available to Verizon Wireless enterprise customers. The new solution is designed to help companies better comply with CSA, the new federally mandated safety evaluation procedures and metrics developed to help reduce commercial motor vehicle-related accidents.
Verizon Wireless enterprise customers can now access Turnpike’s CSA compliance tools, including: Electronic Logs to help prevent hours-of-service violations; Electronic Inspections to help facilitate the prevention of vehicle-maintenance violations; Speed Management to provide insight into a driver’s speed vs. the posted speed by road; CSA Risk Scorecards to allow for better management of overall driver performance; and Driving Behavior Alerts to help prevent out-of-service violations. The solution is compatible with a selection of devices, including some BlackBerry smartphones.
“This is a critical software update,” said Benigno Gonzalez, vice president – enterprise operations for Verizon Wireless. “With Xata’s CSA 2010 fleet management and compliance tools now available on the nation’s most reliable wireless network, customers will have the driver and fleet information they need to help keep their employees safe.”
According to Xata, the company’s system was identified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in early 2010 as the lowest-cost, electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) solution. Turnpike also offers a flexible platform, enabling fleets to integrate data with the third-party applications they are already using to manage their ongoing operations.
“The impact of CSA 2010 on a fleet’s operations is enormous, so companies and drivers need to be well prepared,” said Christian Schenk, vice president, product marketing for Xata. “With Xata Turnpike, Verizon Wireless customers will benefit from our industry and product expertise to help ensure CSA 2010 compliance and to better manage their trucks and drivers.”