Omnitracs Hosts “Tractors & Telematics: Improving Onboard Technology Integration” Panel at 2014 NTTC Tank Truck Week

 Thought Leaders Discuss Optimizing Telematics for Better Real-Time Decision Making

HOUSTON—Nov. 12, 2014—Omnitracs, LLC, a leading provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, hosted a panel discussion this Veterans Day on "Tractors & Telematics: Improving Onboard Technology Integration," at the 2014 National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Tank Truck Week as part of its exclusive sponsorship agreement with NTTC. Focused on optimizing mobile fleet management technology to better leverage data and improve the driver experience, this panel was the fourth in a series of C-level industry discussions on best practices within the tank truck industry since April, when the Omnitracs-NTTC collaboration began.

The discussion included panelists from STR Transportation (Houston Freightliner), Kenworth, and Volvo Trucks.  These leaders shared their insights, perspectives, and best practices. Additionally, the session addressed the integration of multiple on-board technology systems. In this era of an increasing number of technology offerings available to the tank truck industry, the panelists discussed how fleets can optimize their current systems to maximize efficiency and productivity, while keeping drivers safe and improving their in-cab experience.  Given the large quantity of data generated by onboard systems, panelists also examined the impact such systems have on the back office, ways to manage and integrate the data, and how to leverage it for real-time decision-making.

“Omnitracs is committed to developing educational and actionable content designed to help the tank truck community tackle business-critical issues,” said David Post, president and chief operating officer at Omnitracs. “This panel offered an insightful discussion on technology integration and each panelist brought a wealth of experience that complemented the full educational line-up at Tank Truck Week.”

“The addition of Omnitracs as a partner and its strategic involvement in developing the panel series for our events has been extremely beneficial to our members,” said Daniel Furth, president of the NTTC. “This panel gave our members exclusive insight from some of the industry’s leaders who have personally experienced and moved through similar situations when it comes to optimizing and integrating onboard technology.”

Tractors & Telematics: Improving Onboard Technology Integration was held on Nov. 11, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. CT, and was one of the leading education sessions at the NTTC’s Tank Truck Week, Nov. 10-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.  Moderated by Mark Bauckman, director of sales, Omnitracs, panelists included Dave Bryant, vocational account manager at STR Transportation (Houston Freightliner), Tom Platts, fleet sales director at Kenworth, and Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle services at Volvo Trucks.

About National Tank Truck Carriers

National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies since 1945. The NTTC's mission is to champion safety and success in the tank truck community and the people we serve. NTTC's membership consists of approximately 240 carriers that specialize in bulk transportation services by cargo tank throughout North America. Additionally, the association represents over 300 associate members that include cargo tank repair facilities, tractor manufacturers, tank trailer manufacturers, and other related tank truck equipment and services.

About Omnitracs, LLC

Omnitracs, LLC and its subsidiaries are the leading providers of fleet management, routing and predictive analytics solutions for private and for-hire fleets. Omnitracs’ more than 800 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help more than 30,000 private and for-hire fleet customers manage nearly 1,000,000 mobile assets in more than 60 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics over 25 years ago and today its intuitive technologies, including solutions for safety and compliance, fuel efficiency, driver retention, fleet productivity, GPS fleet tracking, route planning, scheduling, and  fleet maintenance, enable customers to solve common fleet problems and achieve their business objectives. Omnitracs subsidiaries include Roadnet Technologies, XRS, Sylectus, and Omnitracs Analytics (formerly FleetRisk Advisors). Omnitracs is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of companies. For more information, please visit www.omnitracs.com