Hürth | 19.05.2014

TALKE Group fits about 400 vehicles with innovative telematics solution by Trimble

  • Standardisation and real-time reporting functions enable further optimisation of processes and quality improvements
  • Drivers were involved in selecting the new system and benefit from its many useful features every day

TALKE Group is going for the latest in telematics solutions: beginning immediately, the chemicals logistics specialist will be installing Trimble's innovative CarCube telematics system in its own trucks and those of integrated subcontractors. The standardised solution will enable further process improvements and offers many benefits for both office staff and drivers. Drivers were actively involved in the selection process for the new system.

TALKE Group will begin installing about 400 CarCube on-board telematics computers in its own trucks and those belonging to integrated subcontractors in the initial step of the roll-out. The system was developed by Trimble, one of the leading providers of telematics solutions for the transport and logistics industry. It will standardise the telematics systems employed in TALKE's German, Dutch, Belgian, Luxembourg, and Polish fleets. A total investment of about 1.2 million Euros will be made over the next four years.

The modern CarCube telematics system by Trimble is particularly versatile: it transmits all relevant vehicle and route information in real time, such as fuel consumption, travel speed and speed of rotation, acceleration and braking patterns. This way, fleet management can perform immediate analyses and identify potential for optimisation early on. Moreover, the system provides information on driving and resting times. By offering even better options for coordinating individual tours, it makes a contribution to the stability and quality of processes.

Drivers also benefit from the new, particularly user-friendly solution in their everyday work. The board computer is installed permanently and offers a full range of useful functions. For instance, CarCube has an integrated satellite navigation system for trucks which provides reliable information on the selected route in a timely manner. The application notifies drivers of any relevant restrictions along the way, such as tunnel codes or height and weight restrictions when passing underneath or over a bridge. Another plus: the CarCube computer gives drivers a signal when it is time to take a break, and considers speed limits and the current traffic situation for its route planning and navigation.

"For TALKE this new and innovative telematics solution significantly contributes to the ever-growing demands in terms of safety, quality and efficiency in fleet management," Frank Fuss, Head of IT at TALKE, underlines.

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