News | March 16, 2015

TomTom Telematics Offers Electronic Driver Logs With New Hours Of Service Application

New App Available for Android and Apple Devices, Improves Planning for Transport, Trucking and Other Companies

TomTom Telematics recently announced availability of its new Hours of Service application, available for download via iTunes and Google Play. Designed to make it easy for any organization to comply with DOT driver log regulations, and to better plan their dispatching and routing based on real-time information, Hours of Service works on Android and Apple devices, making it easy for drivers to automatically record when they are on duty, driving, or resting.

As DOT regulations around Hours of Service become more stringent, more organizations are required to keep and make driver logs available. TomTom’s WEBFLEET solution integrates the driver’s mobile device with the in-vehicle technology to offer an accurate electronic record of miles driven, time on the road, and progress on the route.

“While electronic driver logs are becoming more important, the real benefit of the Hours of Service application lies in its impact on planning and business efficiency,” said Matt Gunzenhaeuser, director of sales, TomTom Telematics. “In addition to ensuring companies are in compliance, Hours of Service provides an accurate, real-time view of what is happening on the road so dispatchers can make decisions with accurate information about arrival times and how long things should take. This results in more efficient operations and potential revenue upside.”

When drivers report for duty, they simply indicate their readiness to work on their mobile device, which signals the TomTom Telematics technology in the vehicle that the trip is starting. The in-vehicle device tracks mileage and time driven while the car is in motion. When the driver stops for a mandated rest period, he or she again indicates that via the mobile app.

About TomTom
TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry leading location based products.

Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 4,000 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 37 countries.

About TomTom Telematics
TomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management and vehicle telematics. Our WEBFLEET platform is a Software-as-a-Service solution – used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance, safe fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.

TomTom Telematics is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers with over 460,000 subscriptions worldwide - recognised as the largest in the European market. We service drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific 3rd party applications and integrations. More than 34,000 customers benefit every day from the highest level of security, quality and availability of our ISO 27001 certified service.

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Source: TomTom Telematics