VUSION Launches MPG Analytics Dashboard
Visual display of engine, GPS, dispatch, and fuel purchase data facilitates identification of areas that can be improved and decision making about vehicle buying/trading
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS and MINNEAPOLIS, March 24, 2014—VUSION, a division of PeopleNet® and a Trimble® company that optimizes performance and decision-making through data integration and analytics, today announced the launch of its MPG Analytics Dashboard. Making the announcement at the Truckload Carriers Association annual convention being held today through March 26 in Grapevine, Texas, VUSION President Tom Fansler said, “Collecting and analyzing data that impacts fuel use is critical for identifying areas that can be improved, as well as making vehicle buying/trading decisions. Our new dashboard visually displays information, making analytics practical and actionable by emphasizing issues that need addressing via red alerts on what we call a heat map.”
Florilli Transportation, a 220-truck fleet based in West Liberty, Iowa, has been using the dashboard in conjunction with PeopleNet. Founder and CEO Murray Fitzer said, “Using VUSION’s MPG Analytics Dashboard, we are just a couple clicks away from the MPG data that previously took us hours or sometimes days to compile.”
VUSION’s MPG Analytics Dashboard connects and interprets, and depicts data from multiple, relevant sources: the engine control module (over-speed, over-RPM, idle time, excess-speed), GPS (temperature, topography), dispatch (load weight), vehicle (vehicle age, engine size, make and model) and fuel purchases. Visual comparisons make it easy for management to see a true picture of each vehicle, each engine, and each driver, and how each performance factor directly impacts fuel economy.
According to Fansler, “This ensures that fleets are taking full advantage of their technology investment, and not missing insights by relying on isolated data sources. The dashboard provides an integrated, flexible view on performance, summarizing results at a fleet, driver manager, driver and vehicle level.”
VUSION’s dashboard allows fleets to customize configurations for its heat map (red and yellow alerts), asset groups and timeframes (day ranges). In addition, the dashboard displays behaviors specific to each driver and peer referencing as a context for coaching.
Highlighting the best and worst MPG-related performers, VUSION MPG Analytics Dashboard points to driver coaching/training opportunities. Peer average and peer range are also included for additional context. The dashboard’s Heat Map (above) emphasizes actionable issues that need addressing with red alerts.
Performance trend (above) and performance average (below) views compare tractor/engine makes/models to provide management with specifications for making informed equipment purchase/trade decisions.
VUSION is a data integration and analytics company that provides high-performance operational metrics to trucking companies to help fleet management make better, more predictive decisions about equipment and vehicles and proactively manage people. This division of PeopleNet and a Trimble company streamlines fleet tax reporting, improves fuel efficiency, and helps optimize operational profitability by integrating GPS data, driver performance metrics, and data from vehicle and equipment manufacturers. Modeled with proprietary technology, VUSION transforms the data into a clearer, more accurate understanding of fleet operations and activity costs, no matter who their technology provider is.
PeopleNet provides fleet mobility technology for North America’s land transportation industry that enables greater levels of safety, compliance, cost reduction and customer service. The company’s Precision Mobility Platform combines network communications, mobility and analytics to create the next-generation standard in technology-driven fleet performance and decision-making management. Its products are used by more than 1,750 truckload, LTL, private, and energy services fleets in the United States and Canada, including several Fortune 500 companies. The company aggressively develops new products that continue to improve fleet management. Industry recognition of the company’s leadership includes: Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award, Inbound Logistics Top 100 Award; Food Logistics’ 100 Top Technology Solutions and Service Providers; Frost & Sullivan Market Engineering Award; and M2M Value Chain Award. PeopleNet is a Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) Company and part of its international Transportation and Logistics Division. PeopleNet was named as a key factor in Trimble’s top ranking by ABI Research’s 2013 Commercial Fleet Telematics Competitive Assessment. For more information about PeopleNet and its products, call (888) 346-3486, or visit www.peoplenetonline.com.