J J Keller adds truck-specific navigation option to tablet

June 16, 2015

The J J Keller Compliance Tablet makes switching to E-Logs easier, and now it makes navigation easier, too, according to company officials.

Randy Thome, vice-president of technology services at J J Keller & Associates Inc, says: “We’ve partnered with ALK Technologies to add their CoPilot Truck GPS navigation solution as an option on our all-inclusive Compliance Tablet. That gives fleets truck-specific navigation combined with a simple, turnkey E-Log solution in the same device.”

With the CoPilot Truck navigation solution, professional drivers using the Compliance Tablet will be able to:

  • Generate the best truck-legal route based on their vehicle’s height, width, length, weight and number of axels;
  • Get constant access to reliable offline navigation and detailed streets maps that don’t require a mobile data connection;
  • Optimize routes that include up to 50 stops;
  • Get load-specific routing to avoid roads that restrict hazardous materials;
  • View HOS information alongside the clear navigation guidance screen;
  • Locate driver points of interest, including truck services, truck stops, rest areas, weigh stations, and CAT scales.

The navigation solution also provides 2-D, 3-D, and directions-only views; detailed voice instructions; and a speed limit display among other features.

“We put the focus on total simplicity for both drivers and carriers, because we know the switch to E-Logs can impact all aspects of an organization,” Thome says. “This built-in navigation option is another great way to simplify fleet operations.”

The J J Keller Compliance Tablet is an 8″ Android smart device with 4G coverage and comes preloaded with the J J Keller Mobile E-Log app. The tablet gathers engine data from the J J Keller electronic logging device that is compatible with all vehicle classes. Driver and vehicle data are sent to the web-based Encompass back-office system for a fully-blended view of compliance and performance.

For additional information on the J J Keller Compliance Tablet, visit www.JJKellerELogs.com or call 855-693-5338.