Is your fleet ready for the 3G to 4G transition? Starting in February 2022, cellular networks are sunsetting their 3G services, and it’s crucial that your fleet is prepared. Communication devices using 3G will not work after the transition; make sure your data remains intact by upgrading to 4G. Upgrading to 4G LTE services like HCSS Telematics allows for higher bandwidth and data speeds, wider coverage range, improved network reliability, and more.
While the 3G to 4G transition has been on the horizon for some time now, there are still an estimated 10-20% of fleets operating on 3G devices according to Ryan Powell, senior vice president of technology solutions provider, Velociti. Luckily, HCSS Telematics has been using 4G LTE networks since October 2019, so we’re able to not only help get your fleet updated, but also help get you started if you’re new to telematics equipment. The transition has skyrocketed the demand for 4G LTE telematics devices but HCSS has a steady supply to get your team the devices they need.
With HCSS Telematics, data is collected from a vehicle like GPS information, total run time, speeding, harsh braking and turning, and other diagnostics, giving fleet managers visibility into their operations. You can create precise geofences to track and log entry and exit times more easily. Protect drivers with vehicle health and driver performance information too.
HCSS Telematics is a powerful tool itself, but the real magic happens when it integrates with other HCSS products. Field mechanics love pairing HCSS Telematics with Equipment360 because they can easily view meter events that drive the preventative maintenance schedule all in real time. Foremen get more accurate hour reporting and a better representation of your equipment utilization by pairing HCSS Telematics with HeavyJob. This gives them the ability to populate their timecards with engine runtime hours. Integrate HCSS Telematics with HCSS Dispatcher to help dispatchers make better scheduling decisions by seeing where equipment has been scheduled and where it actually is in the field. Confirming schedules and handling equipment exceptions has never been easier. With HCSS Telematics in your suite, you’re able to run the entire business from shop to dispatching to job and fuel management with no data entry time.
Not only can HCSS Telematics integrate with other HCSS software, but Telematics makes your GPS data more accessible by allowing you to integrate your Caterpillar, John Deere, Volvo, and Komatsu original equipment manufacturer (OEM) GPS data. HCSS Telematics integrates with more OEM GPS systems than its competitors, giving you over 13 OEM GPS options to choose from so you don’t have to purchase new equipment.
Make sure your fleet is up-to-date with the latest technology and most helpful integrations with HCSS Telematics. Whether you’re new to telematics software or just need an upgrade, HCSS can provide you 24/7 Instant Support to get your operation moving quickly and efficiently. Sign up for HCSS Telematics today.