Detroit Diesel Corporation announced the availability of its Detroit Connect solutions for all new Freightliner Cascadia truck models equipped with Cummins diesel and natural gas engines.

 Offered as a factory-installed option beginning in the first quarter of 2014, the Detroit Connect suite of telematics solutions – which includes Visibility fleet software and the new On-Board Tablet -- provide the critical link between vehicles, drivers and fleet managers, enhancing uptime and performance.

Visibility fleet softwaremonitors and delivers real-time fleet data to track the status of one or all of the trucks. The software generates reports that provide detailed information on vehicle location, speed, mileage, routes, stop times, idle times and more to help managers make valuable adjustments that ultimately enhance fleet productivity.

Introduced in September, the Detroit Connect On-Board Tablet is an advanced mobile device equipped with powerful apps to track Hours-of-Service logs for reporting; Two-Way Messaging including text to voice; Advanced Navigation for asset-specific routing and simplified Pre- and Post-trip Inspection to streamline driver efficiency. The On-Board Tablet is certified compliant with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Hours of Service regulations. Purchase of the On-Board Tablet includes Visibility fleet software.

“By expanding our intelligent telematics offerings to Cummins-equipped Cascadia trucks, we are empowering even more customers with solutions that improve uptime, fuel efficiency and safety while meeting FMCSA regulations,” said Brad Williamson, manager, powertrain marketing Daimler Trucks North America.“By combining real-time data and advanced technology, Detroit Connect solutions help fleet managers and owners make informed decisions that positively impact their bottom line."

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