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Verizon Networkfleet and J.J. Keller & Associates Are About to Make Trucking a Lot Less Complicated
|By Business Wire
|May 20, 2014 11:02 AM EDT
Verizon Networkfleet and J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. have reached an
agreement to develop the Trucking industry’s first integrated, GPS fleet
management solution which will provide complete performance and
compliance management. Unique to the industry, J.J. Keller’s Encompass®
compliance system will be added later this year to Verizon
Networkfleet’s comprehensive fleet management portfolio.
“Verizon Networkfleet and J.J. Keller are offering a different approach
to the regional and long-haul trucking markets in developing a
compliance solution that includes telematics-based features for improved
driver safety and efficiency,” said Clement Driscoll, Founder &
President of C.J. Driscoll & Associates. “This offering will leverage
the strengths of leaders in their respective fields.”
With this new integrated solution, Verizon Networkfleet clients will be
able to efficiently manage critical requirements such as hours of
service (HOS), driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) and fuel taxes
(IFTA), offering greater ability to manage and improve Compliance,
Safety and Accountability (CSA) scores. The J.J. Keller electronic
compliance functionality will be embedded in Verizon Networkfleet
hardware, which will seamlessly transfer data to the J.J. Keller Mobile®
app via Bluetooth technology.
“Due to increased regulatory scrutiny aimed at keeping the roads safer —
including a potential regulation by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
Administration (FMCSA) requiring electronic logging of drivers’ hours of
service — we recognized that the time was right to introduce a
comprehensive and cost-effective compliance solution based on
telematics,” said Joshua Haims, General Manager with Verizon
Networkfleet. “Collaborating with J. J. Keller, the leader in safety and
compliance, is a natural fit.”
A recent study¹ conducted by the Center for Truck and Bus Safety at the
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute and commissioned by the FMCSA
found that trucks equipped with electronic logs experienced a 53 percent
lower driving-related hours-of-service violation rate, an 11.7 percent
reduction in their total crash rate and a 5.1 percent reduction in their
preventable crash rate.
Verizon Networkfleet clients will also have access to the nation’s
largest wireless network through Verizon, in addition to the ability to
integrate their existing devices and tap into mobile device management
“Having been selected for our expertise in safety and compliance is a
real honor, and this collaboration brings two well-respected firms
together to create a one-of-a-kind solution,” said Rustin Keller,
J. J. Keller’s Executive Vice President & COO. “The flexibility,
simplicity, and affordability of our mobile platform set it apart.”
About Verizon Networkfleet
Verizon Networkfleet transforms the way fleets operate by offering
reliable and comprehensive GPS tracking of vehicles and assets.
Networkfleet’s online system provides 24/7 access to fleet information,
robust reporting capabilities, monitoring of engine diagnostics, and
third-party data integration to automate fleet management tasks and
improve efficiency. For more information visit www.networkfleet.com.
About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.®
Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller &
Associates, Inc.® has grown to become the most respected name
in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong,
J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the
Fortune 1000. The company’s subject matter expertise spans nearly 1,500
topics and its diverse solutions include E-Logs and mobile technology;
training via online courses, streaming video and DVD; online management
tools; managed services; advisory services; publications; forms and
Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise
and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve
regulatory compliance, performance management and operational
efficiency. For more information, visit JJKeller.com,
JJKellerencompass.com and JJKellerservices.com.
¹The study, ''Evaluating the Potential Safety Benefits of Electronic
Hours-of-Service Recorders,'' can be found at www.regulations.gov
under Docket No. FMCSA-2010-0167.
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