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Mar 24, 2016


Rick Turek

Chief Navigation Scientist

Stale data is like stale bread: it’s for the birds! That’s why we’ve taken “lessons learned” and introduced Omnitracs Navigation, a completely different approach that integrates turn-by-turn directions, data publishing, alerting based on timely information, and workflow integration. Leveraging the power of big data, Omnitracs Navigation is always current and delivers a best-in-class experience for drivers and fleet managers. In line with the theme of Omnitracs Outlook 2016 (OO16), our solutions epitomize Innovation for the Road Ahead.

As Omnitracs Chief Navigation Scientist, it was my pleasure to provide an in-depth look at Omnitracs Navigation for OO16 attendees last month in Dallas. Recognizing that stale data is the #1 issue with legacy solutions in the market, at Omnitracs we set out to rethink navigation from the ground up, making sure our product was designed to overcome this and other barriers to an excellent user experience—in the cab and the back office. The core tenets of our Navigation Center of Excellence—best in breed experience, thought leadership, the most accurate and current models, and community collaboration—ensure we remain laser focused on delivering a solution that helps fleets respond to the challenges of today’s operating environment.

Whether your fleet is primarily concerned with managing to tight margins, retaining drivers, improving safety, or growing the bottom line, Omnitracs Navigation delivers what you need. Our solution uses big data from more than 250,000 customers and in excess of 30 billion data points to provide drivers with timely critical information through a user friendly interface. As a data publisher, we incorporate driver community feedback and third-party insights to deliver the most up-to-date information available. With Exception Manager, we provide driver alerting related to black spots, traffic delays, weather and more. Work Manager ensures seamless updates on driver usage, planned verses actual routes reporting, TMS integration, as well as plan and fuel optimization. Our first-of-its-kind Navigation community combines passive and active insights, shared anonymously, to benefit all participating fleets.

Knowing that just five out-of-route miles per day costs $250 per truck each month, how much money are you wasting due to stale navigation data? Omnitracs Navigation is changing the game; leading fleets are turning to us for the most accurate and current understanding of the road network. To learn more about how Omnitracs Navigation can help you improve routing, operational planning, driver retention, safety and the bottom line, watch our short video or visit http://www.omnitracs.com/products/navigation.

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