New truck monitoring technology bolsters safety and operational efficiency

Australia's road transport sector now has access to leading-edge technology that enables business to reduce fuel and operating costs and improve safety and productivity.

Caltex Australia has this week unveiled Caltex Telematics, an innovative telematics technology that gives businesses real-time information on driver and vehicle performance, as well as the ability to predict future mechanical faults.

The Australian company conducted an extensive pilot to test the world-class technology on its own fleet with the impressive results, prompting Caltex to make the telematics solution available to the industry.

Caltex Telematics will be showcased at the International Truck, Trailer & Equipment show in Melbourne, 5-7 May.  

Caltex Executive General Manager Commercial Bruce Rosengarten said, in a world of big data we 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," Mr Rosengarten said.

"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.

"Safety is at the heart of everything we do at Caltex. It was a no-brainer for us to install a system that helps keep our drivers and other road users safer, as well as providing us with insights to run our fleets more efficiently.

If you're interested in Caltex Telematics, Caltex Australia will be at the International Truck Show located at stand GP48. There will also be exciting offers and information on Vortex Premium fuels, Caltex Lubricants, StarCard and Caltex's National Truck Network - the largest truck refuelling network in Australia.

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