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The Basic plan takes the EOBR plan and adds mapping and automatic vehicle location (AVL), and also provides a set of robust communication abilities.
With the Basic plan and the TND™ 760, you’ll be able to view your vehicles’ locations using the mapping function of the Rand McNally Connect web portal. The plan also enables the transfer of messages back and forth from the cab to the office.
Electronic Hours of Service
- Keeps HOS records and logs time electronically. The TND™ 760 detects when the vehicle is moving and when it is stopped, logging the time and automatically notating logs as the activity happens.
- Includes driving, on-duty (not driving), off-duty, and sleeper berth duty status options. Also supports personal conveyance rules. The device also will prompt the driver when at risk of running out of driving and other times.
- Drivers may make notations on log entries – just like with paper logs – as well as certify hours. On the device, drivers may view eight days of driving history and line graphs, as well as a list of itemized statuses recorded during the day.
- All Hours of Service information gathered is visible on the TND™ 760 device, as well as through the Rand McNally Connect web portal. Through the portal, you can download HOS reports and save them to PDF files that can be printed, emailed, or faxed.
- Log data is stored for the U.S. Department of Transportation's required six months.
- Saves time and money by eliminating paper logs books and the effort to manually record driving, on duty and other times.
- Helps you stay compliant with 49 CFR, part 395.15. Rand McNally will help you remain compliant via ongoing software updates when there is a change in regulation.
- Assists dispatch operations by providing visibility to available driving and on-duty hours.
Vehicle Inspection Reporting
- The TND™ 760 device includes a detailed list of the truck's systems and subsystems for logging minor and major mechanical defects (such as bumper issues, taillight out, turn signal not working, brakes in need of work).
- VIRs occur twice per day: At the start of the day, drivers review the prior VIR and conduct a new VIR; at the end of the day, drivers conduct an independent inspection.
- After an inspection, drivers log "Satisfactory" or note if something is wrong. If there are no issues, drivers may certify the report and be on their way. If there are issues, the TND™ 760 will alert the driver until the problem is resolved. Drivers also will be alerted if they haven't filled out the Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR).
- All of the information gathered is sent to the Rand McNally Connect web portal. Through the portal you can view PDF reports of the day's VIR, record repairs, and view information. Twelve months of reports are stored in the portal.
- Enables you to be paper free by recording the VIR electronically; no need for another logbook.
- Helps you stay compliant with 49 CFR, parts 396.11 and 396.13 regulations.
- Gives managers a heads up on maintenance issues so they can be fixed before they get too costly; improves safety by helping ensue reports are filled out and drivers are on top of vehicle maintenance.
- This feature enables you to view vehicles via a map screen on the Rand McNally Connect web portal. Mapping shows the current location of vehicles as well as a history of vehicle locations and events (such as idling).
- In current location mode (also called automatic vehicle location, or AVL), all vehicle updates are noted with a new position on the map. The feature shows GPS position, speed, direction of travel, and driving hours available for each vehicle.
- In history mode, the mapping feature records and shows the past events and locations of the vehicle, creating a breadcrumb trail of prior updates. The feature shows idling, speeding, and hard braking in different colors, making it simple to note repetitive behaviors at a glance.
- The mapping feature includes the ability to load custom Points of Interest (POIs) – such as warehouse or dock locations – onto the map, giving fleet managers a simple tool for conducting a proximity search to see which vehicle is closest to an available load.
- The feature also includes geofencing in which the user creates a virtual perimeter on the map that is triggered when a truck enters or departs the area. Once a vehicle comes in or out of that perimeter, an email alert is created. Rand McNally's geofence is "multi-point" so that it can be drawn more precisely. Plus, route geofences for a particular trip, can be set.
- Through the portal, geofence reports can be pulled to show proof of arrival and departure times. This proof is useful for billing and determining if detention pay is warranted.
- Maps may be viewed through a standard map view or satellite view.*
- Provides fleet security – know where trucks are at all times.
- Tracks out-of-route driving through route geofencing and provides proof of detention by drilling down on how long trucks remain on site.
- Assists in minimizing deadhead miles and improving delivery times with information that helps managers assign the optimal vehicle to a specific load.
- Enables managers to view driving behavior for coaching or congratulations, aided by color breadcrumb trails on the maps in history mode.
*For optimal performance, use of a Windows PC with Internet Explorer browser is recommended when accessing the Rand McNally Connect web portal.
- With this part of the service plan, the TND™ 760 will support two-way email messaging, with messages capable of being received and sent from the device. Emails accommodate up to 2,400 characters.
- Messages convert from text to speech while driving.
- Companies may customize an unlimited number of canned messages for the drivers to send from the cab.
- The TND™ 760 device accommodates up to five personal email addresses so drivers can stay in contact from the road. Each TND™ 760 device has its own email address.
- The Messaging feature also supports the ability to send PDF attachments from the Rand McNally Connect web portal to the TND™ 760 device. Note: You can specify Wi-Fi transition for emails; if cellular transmission, data usage applies.
- All email messages are saved in the Rand McNally Connect web portal for 30 days.
- Offers streamlined communication, eliminates phone calls, and keeps records of activity in one centralized location.
- Helps improve customer service and reduce administration with standard messages for driver availability, load acceptance along with confirmation of pickup and delivery.
- Provides a safe method for getting emails in the cab – text-to-speech allows drivers to listen to critical messages without stopping to pull over and read the messages.
- And the Enterprise plan also allows you to seamlessly integrate Rand McNally's messaging system with third party dispatch software packages.