Caltex announces new truck monitoring technology

The new telematics solution is designed to improve safety and operational efficiency


Caltex Australia has unveiled a new telematics technology that aims to give businesses real-time information on driver and vehicle performance, as well as the ability to predict future mechanical faults.

The new Caltex Telematics is designed to reduce fuel and operating costs and improve safety and productivity.

The company says it tested the new solution on its own fleet with positive results before making it available to the industry.

Caltex GM commercial Bruce Rosengarten says the new system can help fleet managers maximise financial and operational benefits by giving them valuable insights into the movement and handling of their fleets.

"As the nation’s leading fuel supplier that operates a sophisticated supply chain, we understand the needs of our transport and logistics customers," Rosengarten says.

"With fuel and physical assets the two biggest costs for businesses, we’re excited to offer a tried and tested telematics system to help our customers achieve significant performance and safety enhancements.

"While other systems focus on GPS ‘track and trace’, Caltex Telematics tells the full story of how vehicles are being used.

"It focuses on how vehicles are driven both in terms of general behaviours, like acceleration and cornering, to mechanical behaviours in how drivers physically engage with the vehicle, for example, changing gears, clutch use and braking.

"The additional data collected by Caltex Telematics is gathered through accurate and real-time CANbus information from the vehicle’s engine management system.

"Through sophisticated algorithms and analysis it can be used to predict future faults and maintenance issues, saving companies big dollars before something major happens."

Caltex will showcase the new Telematics system at the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment show in Melbourne this week.


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