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Verizon Connect Digital Tachograph Delivers Stronger Visibility of Driver Status and Infringement Warnings

New application helps customers stay compliant, while saving time and improving processes

ATLANTA – March 18 2019 – With the launch of Verizon Connect’s Digital Tachograph fleet managers can now download digital tachograph files and driver activity from anywhere, helping drive European tachograph regulation compliance, increase vehicle uptime and streamline day-to-day processes.

Verizon Connect Digital Tachograph monitors and analyzes important driver activities such as driving times, breaks and rest times from the vehicle’s digital tachograph - the device that digitally records a vehicle’s speed, distance and driver activity - and turns it into actionable data within Verizon Connect’s fleet management platform, Reveal, helping customers save time, improve processes and meet compliance standards.

Key features of Verizon Connect Digital Tachograph include:

  • Driver Status: See driver location and status on the Reveal live map and schedule jobs with drivers that are within designated driver safety limits
  • Remote Download: Schedule and automate driver and vehicle file downloads to promote compliance with EU regulations
  • Tracking Device: Reveal’s tracking unit connects to a vehicle’s tachograph and transfers driver card data, along with vehicle and engine data, directly to the Reveal online platform in near-real time

The Verizon Connect Digital Tachograph features help businesses keep their vehicles on the road, it also helps fleet managers meet some of the challenges recently highlighted in a Verizon Connect survey. The survey found that one in every four drivers fails to take appropriate rest breaks, breaching driver guidelines around rest and fatigue.

The survey also reported that fleet managers had significant difficulty ensuring drivers complete the appropriate rest periods and obtain relevant, accurate tachograph data from their vehicles. The majority viewed tachograph compliance as disruptive and time-consuming, with fleet managers on average spending more than three hours per week correcting and following up on driver tachograph mistakes.

“One of the biggest challenges for fleet managers is helping drivers understand their tacho status so customers aren’t losing time and money by pulling drivers off the road to manually download tachograph files from trucks,” said Derek Bryan, EMEA vice president, Verizon Connect. “Digital Tacho Live View provides the visibility necessary to access driver data quickly and easily, helping managers make quick and informed decisions, produce more accurate plans and receive advanced warning of infringements.”

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