PacLease creates maintenance telematics device

PacLease has launched the next generation of its PacTrac Fleet Management telematics system.

According to PacLease, the new version now offers fleets improved communication with drivers and more real-time diagnostic data from vehicles, among other features.

To keep fleets connected with their drivers and vehicles, the telematics system features universal coverage thanks to a reliable network of more than 100 wireless carriers across the United States and Canada. PacLease says the latest generation of PacTrac also provides increased messaging, an onboard event recorder, and, for the first time, fault code reporting from the vehicle’s engine control module for rental customers.

For leasing customers, the new system features an enhanced onboard event recorder for accident reconstruction, as well as unlimited messaging plans and the ability to schedule data downloads from the PacTrac onboard computer as frequently as every 30 minutes, the company says.

“With the ability for fleets to stay in contact with their drivers more easily and to download information from the vehicle more frequently, fleets will find it easier to track and monitor their assets,” says Neil Vonnahme, president of PacLease. “Fleets are increasingly turning to telematics as part of their operating strategy in response to federal regulations and the need to better control costs, track driver performance, improve route efficiency, and monitor equipment.”

PacTrac offers four different bundles, one for rental customers and three for leasing customers. The three bundles for leasing customers include the Lite, Performance, and Performance and Safety packages, the company says.

All four packages feature an onboard computer that tracks various data points from the vehicle’s ECM. The data is displayed on a web-based fleet management portal. More frequent data downloads allow fleet managers to keep closer tabs on company equipment, cargo and driver performance, depending upon the company’s needs, PacLease says.

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