5 Ways an Open Technology Approach Benefits the Trucking Industry

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-12-09

Telematics has the potential to forever change modern truck fleet management, making it easier than ever to decrease downtime, improve fuel economy and proactively plan for maintenance of trucks. The problem? Fleets are often made up of different makes, models and engines, producing disparate data from multiple diagnostic systems. According to Terry Kline, CIO at Navistar, a manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines, trucks need real-time data to be easily syndicated into digestible, actionable intelligence—and this is needed from each and every truck in an organization's fleet. Using an open technology approach when capturing vehicle data allows companies to draw more meaningful conclusions from their data. This not only makes the lives of fleet managers, truck drivers and truck manufacturers easier, but it also ensures that fleets are as successful as possible. Here are five examples of how an open technology approach to data and analytics benefits the trucking industry.


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