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Semi-Truck Technology Integrates Electronic Logging And Video Capture

A new mobile communications device was introduced by Driver Tech on January 20, 2017. The DT4000 Rev 7 features a front-facing dashcam and electronic logging device (ELD) combined in a single unit. Fleets can use this integrated semi-truck technology rather than adding separate video capture systems.

Hardware Complemented by New Software

The DT4000 Rev 7 communications device benefits from an app that links drivers and business processes when they are not in their cabs. New software integrates workflow with the transportation management systems of other providers. Finally, it provides for fleet-managed safe navigation. DriverTech has also developed software which integrates its device with Connected Diagnostics from Cummins and the Meritor Tire Inflation System.

The company says the device has double the computing capacity of its predecessor. The camera records critical events like hard braking incidents. Installation takes less than 20 minutes, and it consists of mounting the device to the dash and plugging a cable into the diagnostics port.

Minimize Distracted Driving

To minimize distracted driving, certain functions are restricted per the SAE J2571 standard. The device reduces distracted driving by eliminating the smartphone as the interface for vital applications in the cab.

DriverTech designs and manufactures its hardware and software from its headquarters in Salt Lake City. It has served the trucking industry since 2005 after previously partnering with the U.S. Army in mobile computing.  According to the Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ), more than 500 fleets use DriverTech’s network operating center to maintain communications between drivers, rigs and fleet managers. The system has operated without a single outage for over a decade.

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