Idle Smart is planning to add a new push-button control twist to its automated start/stop engine control system next year; a system designed to reduce truck engine idling, keep truck batteries charged, and prevent cold starts. Based on the Android os, Idle Smart will provide remote management capabilities by means of a cell phone application in addition to easy-to-understand desktop performance reporting and diagnostics. Jeff Lynch, Idle Smart’& rsquo; s president, stated the company’& rsquo; s brand-new engine control system remains in production now and must be commercially available by January 2016. “& ldquo; We & rsquo; ve developed this system be extremely simple, like Google; less is more,” & rdquo; Lynch discussed to Fleet Owner. “& ldquo; There & rsquo; s a lot of data out there so we aim to boil it down to the essential metrics so a fleet manager can get important truck stats quickly in 10 minutes and then proceed with their day.” & rdquo; He included that fleet managers have the tendency to “& ldquo; be overwhelmed with everything” & rdquo; and don & rsquo; t think of idling, battery charging, and colds begins seven days a week –– simply when they have to. “& ldquo; Time is subject to spoiling in this company,” & rdquo; Lynch noted.”Fleets always are requesting more actionable data and our brand-new platform provides on that requirement.” & rdquo; He explained that Idle Smart’& rsquo; s brand-new desktop reporting and diagnostics shows fleet-specific performance data, while the remote management platform enables fleets to actively and right away respond to that details to drive immediate enhancements. “& ldquo; Whether it is regular starts due to an abject battery, or too much idle time based upon the truck’s certain route, our brand-new platform allows fleet managers to see issues right away and immediately make the essential changes,” & rdquo; Lynch stated. & ldquo; As every fleet understands, just one small tweak can mean significant and immediate savings,” With the brand-new Android platform’s features, fleets now gain instant access to results and functional information …
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PHILADELPHIA. Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. is extending its Roadmaster truck tire line with a brand-new roadway service network focuseded on fleet clients. Revealed at the American Trucking Assns.’ & rsquo; annual management conference, the new Roadmaster Fleet Service Network develops a direct nationwide accounts program for truck fleets backed up by 24/7 emergency situation roadside tire repair and replacement. The emergency service will be supplied through independent Roadmaster dealerships supported by 7 Cooper U.S. distribution centers, according to Gary Schroeder, director of office vehicle and OEM sales. “& ldquo; Our brand-new emergency situation roadside service keeps our customers rolling day and night,” & rdquo; he said. & ldquo; The rates corresponds regardless of area, and we make account management easy with direct billing.”& rdquo; … See all stories on this topic
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