GLENVIEW, IL – Navman Wireless USA announced an agreement with Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) that will equip fleet managers using the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system with easy-to-use paperless driver logs and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) applications to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, according to the company. The new option – achieved via integration with the eFleetSuite compliance package from Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) – will be available in the U.S. in early 2013.

When the joint deployment goes live, eFleetSuite will be displayed on Navman Wireless M-Nav in-cab touchscreen navigation/messaging terminals for instant driver access and roadside inspection, as well as available through any Internet browser for office use. eFleetSuite has been customized to seamlessly integrate with the workflow of the OnlineAVL2 system.

Use of ISE’s Electronic Driver Logs with OnlineAVL2 will automate Hours of Service reporting per FMCSA regulations Part 395, section 15 and will:

  • Allow drivers to sign on through their M-Nav unit using their existing driver IDs. 
  • Automatically record hours of service status information, based on detection of vehicle motion, as well as capture vehicle location and miles driven.
  • Automatically calculate remaining driver availability.
  • Provide driver log history for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen.
  • Enable dispatchers to view driver logs, including violations, driver time, mileage summaries, and driver availability, through an ISE link in OnlineAVL2.

Use of ISE’s Electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting with OnlineAVL2 will enable drivers to electronically record the results of pre- and post-trip inspections per FMCSA regulations Part 396, section 11 and 13 and will:

  • Automatically prompt drivers to review the previous inspection when they log on to the M-Nav. 
  • Allow drivers to report needed repairs and deficiencies for each power unit and attached trailer(s) using their M-Nav display. 
  • Enable customization of parts lists and common defects descriptions to speed driver documentation. 
  • Display reports for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen.
  • Allow maintenance technicians to review reports, enter notes, and certify that repairs have been made through an ISE link inOnlineAVL2.

Fleets will benefit from reduced paperwork; increased back-office visibility to driver hours for better resource utilization and load planning; and immediate notification of vehicle defects enabling more efficient scheduling, faster repairs and less downtime, according to the company. And, from a compliance perspective, fleets will ensure proper documentation for roadside inspections; fewer roadside-related driver violations resulting inlower compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) scores; and automated workflow ensuring that driver vehicle inspection reports are not skipped.