Blue Ink Tech adds integrated dashcham

Feb. 16, 2024
New telematics tool pairs with the BIT Air Scale to deliver gross and axle weight data to bulk haulers in real time

Blue Ink Tech (BIT) recently added the BIT Dashcam to its fleet management platform.

The newly released real-time telematics tool integrates with a fleet’s command center to offer enterprise-wide visibility into vehicle and load weights, the company reported.

“We anticipated the need for an all-in-one platform with a connected dashcam,” BIT’s Mike Reigel said in a news release. “So many carriers are using multiple systems that require drivers and office staff to use a dozen different apps. With one system capable of providing dashcam footage, harsh driving alerts, vehicle weight readings, GPS location, and ELD data back to the office in real time, everyone’s job becomes significantly easier.”

The company, headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia, also offers a BIT Air Scale, which automatically connects to the dashcam to make gross and axle weight data available to fleet managers in real time. The dashcam’s built-in cellular modem send data to the cloud without driver intervention, providing “unmatched” visibility, BIT said.

Customers are using the system’s data to power driver incentive programs and profit-optimized scheduling, the company added. BIT also says its is working with insurance providers to enable data-driven policy underwriting.

“It’s no secret that data is going to make trucking more efficient in the long term,” Riegel said. “One of the areas we’re excited to have an impact on with our new dash camera is around truck scaling and weights. Remote access to what is on their trucks in real time helps companies maximize loads without getting overloaded or risking DOT fines, which directly increases revenue.

“This scaling problem has gone largely unaddressed in the industry for decades.”

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