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Today’s Pickup: Omnitracs unveils new unified fleet platform

Omnitracs new Omnitracs One platform allows fleets to use a single-source platform for their various technologies.

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Seeking to provide a more comprehensive solution for fleets, Omnitracs has unveiled its Unified Fleet Management platform Omnitracs One. The solution will allow fleets to utilize multiple products through a modular, hardware-agnostic platform regardless of fleet size.

Omnitracs One provides a “single-source user experience, enabling unified fleet ops management and reporting, while eliminating single-purpose and disconnected solutions for both long haul and last mile fleets,” the company said.

The system offers hardware flexibility to allow fleets to choose the right devices for their needs, regardless of their operation – from large over-the-road fleets to last mile operations.

Omnitracs One will also simplify product development going forward, allowing Omnitracs to create features and updates that work through the single platform rather than separate updates for each product.

The company unveiled the platform at its fourth annual user conference, Omnitracs Outlook, in Nashville, TN, this week. Omnitracs One will be available to fleets this year.

Did you know?

According to Geodis’ 2017 Supply Chain Worldwide survey, supply chain visibility was the third most important priority for shippers last year, but only 6% believe they have full visibility.

Quotable:

“It will be challenging. I certainly would be happy if we could, but we’ve got a lot of things to do, that being one of them, and I don’t know if we will have time to get to that.”

- Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), speaking to Bloomberg on the chances of an infrastructure bill passing this year

In other news:

Freight revenue drives BNSF growth

BNSF Railway posted an 8% increase in revenue for 2017 backed by higher freight revenue per car. (Progressive Railroading)

ATRI details freight planning for states

ATRI has identified what it said are best practices for states to follow in developing future freight plans. (Heavy Duty Trucking)

Senate Republicans cast doubt on passing infrastructure plan

Hopes for advancement of an infrastructure funding plan hit a snag when the Senate’s No. 2 Republican questioned whether it can be done before the November election. (Bloomberg)

Supply chain visibility still lacking

While everyone talks about supply chain visibility, according to a new survey, only 6% of companies believe they have achieved it. (Supply Chain Dive)

Hyundai Merchant Marine has big dreams, but analyst doubts their viability

Hyundai Merchant Marine has goals of owning 5% of the global cargo shipping market, but at least one analyst thinks it needs to spend more time being profitable. (The Loadstar)

Final Thoughts

Visibility has been a buzzword in the supply chain for a number of years, but if a new survey of shippers from Geodis is to be believed, it is not something most have achieved. Many companies and technology suppliers have touted products and solutions that generate visibility into supply chains, but the survey found that only 6% of companies believe they have full visibility. More work clearly needs to be done.

Hammer down everyone!

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