With rising fuel and maintenance costs adding pressure to already slim margins, businesses across the physical economy are looking to data-driven telematics to manage their operations effectively. Recently, Motive announced its OEM partnership with Navistar, a manufacturer and solutions provider to the medium-, heavy- and severe-service trucks industry, and an upcoming integration that will provide customers with deeper telematics and streamline the management of physical operations.
Telematics is central to successful fleet operations
Across industries, telematics helps managers and decision-makers improve day-to-day workflow, allowing them to work smarter, faster, and with fewer problems. Telematics blends telecommunications and informatics, and transmits data over networks, to increase operational visibility. Without being onsite, a fleet manager can collect and transmit information about:
- Vehicle maintenance issues
- Vehicle usage
- Fuel consumption
- Rapid acceleration
- Hard braking
- Hard cornering
- Idling time to minimize fuel wastage
The information obtained and transmitted by telematics provides deeper insights beyond basic fleet operations. These insights can be used for:
- Minimizing fuel waste and operating expenses.
- Enhancing fleet safety.
- Monitoring asset locations.
- Proactively identifying maintenance issues.
Motive customers lean on telematics to oversee all their fleet operations. But as industry pressures increase and margins tighten, Motive saw an opportunity to connect customers to additional data, enhancing visibility into operations through the use of Motive’s Automated Operations Platform.
Motive and Navistar integration will improve customer telematics
Motive and Navistar partnership will connect Motive’s Automated Operations Platform with Navistar’s OnCommand® Connection telematics and Advanced Remote Diagnostics Solutions to help fleets operate safer and more cost-effectively. The cloud-to-cloud integration enhances Motive’s existing telematics by capturing rich data from vehicles, adding manufacturer-specific insights, and delivering everything in one location for even more visibility into fleet operations.
Motive users will be able to streamline their fleet operations by accessing important data about their fleet, including easy-to-read fault code descriptions, severity ratings, and recommended parts and services from Navistar’s OnCommand Connection (OCC) platform. The added operations visibility will allow users like safety, compliance, and fleet managers to quickly diagnose and address potentially costly maintenance-related issues that can derail timelines and drive up costs.
“Motive is committed to building scalable solutions that create long-lasting value for our customers,” said Jai Ranganathan, Chief Product Officer at Motive. “Through this partnership, our customers will be able to access even more data about their fleets, enabling our AI-powered applications to improve the safety, productivity, and profitability of their operations.”
Motive customers can also expect improved fleet management by accessing data from Navistar International Trucks factory-installed devices. These devices offer rich native telematics such as vehicle location, engine hours, tire pressure, brake and cabin temperatures, and lights status directly from the vehicle manufacturer.
To discover how the acquisition of telematics can benefit your fleet and business, give us a call at 844-325-9230. You can also request a free demo of Motive’s all-in-one fleet management and telematics solution and experience the benefits firsthand.