Telematics technology for the trucking industry has been around for decades, but until recent years, the focus on telematics was primarily used for tracking, mapping/route optimization, and dispatching functions. While these are certainly important aspects of fleet management, advances in truck specifications and design and telematics technology are unlocking a whole new level of fleet management. These advancements are changing the industry’s perspective on the definition of fleet management. Specifically, the application and use of the vehicle network and data collected by the Engine Control Module (ECM).

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