SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Tracking
FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 19, 2013) - Rocky Mountain Tracking, Inc. has announced it is in the process of developing a new software to measure engine run-time. The engine run-time feature will enable customers to monitor vehicle usage during both scheduled work times and off-hours.
The GPS Fleet Tracking & Monitoring System with On-board Diagnostics is ideal for companies wishing to comply with safety regulations for over-the-road drivers.
Federal mandates require that a trucker drive no more than 14 hours in a 24-hour period. This means that every day, a trucker must stop driving for at least ten hours. Any less than ten hours of time off means a trucker is sleepy and responds poorly to changing situations on the road. But this new software ensures that drivers are complying with these safety standards.
An estimated 5% of truck drivers moonlight, or take a second driving job after their primary one. Though this is not illegal in itself, it means that the second job cuts into the mandated ten hours of downtime a trucker must have.
The other advantages of the software features, as planned by the Rocky Mountain Tracking engineers, include reducing engine run-time with unattended vehicles and monitoring unauthorized use of vehicles. A company will know for sure that its employees are using their vehicles and equipment only for work-related tasks, and only during their scheduled working hours.
"Our goal is to simplify the jobs of fleet managers by offering them the tools necessary to reduce task management and operating costs," says Brad Borst, president of the company.
Companies that use the GPS Fleet Tracking & Monitoring System with On-board Diagnostics will spend less time monitoring job performance and truck safety, and they'll have a better picture of what happens with their vehicles. Besides simply tracking, they'll know that the equipment is being used in a safe, efficient manner.
About the company: Rocky Mountain Tracking was founded in 2003 and specializes in GPS tracking software and devices. They have provided more than 50,000 products and services to companies around the world and utilize devices that meet only the highest GPS standards.