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New Truck Engine Run-Time Tracking Solution Available

Rocky Mountain Tracking Inc. has announced development of a new software to measure engine run-time. The engine run-time feature will enable customers to monitor vehicle usage during both scheduled work times and off-hours.

The GPS Fleet Tracking & Monitoring System with On-board Diagnostics is designed to comply with safety regulations for over-the-road drivers. Federal mandates require that a trucker drive no more than 14 hours in a 24-hour period. This means that every day, a trucker must stop driving for at least 10 hours.

An estimated five percent of truck drivers moonlight or take a second driving job after their primary one. Though this is not illegal in itself, it means that the second job cuts into the mandated 10 hours of downtime.

The other advantages of the software features, as planned by Rocky Mountain Tracking engineers, include reducing engine run-time with unattended vehicles and monitoring unauthorized use of vehicles. A company will know for sure that its employees are using their vehicles and equipment only for work-related tasks, and only during their scheduled working hours.

“Our goal is to simplify the jobs of fleet managers by offering them the tools necessary to reduce task management and operating costs,” says Brad Borst, president of the company.

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