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Tracking Truck Made Easier with Magconn Ecosystem

At the close of 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) deadline came due for implementing certain changes to trucking industry standards and practices announced in 2015. The Electronic Logging Device or ELD Fleet Mandate affects hundreds of thousands of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) owners and operators across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The ELD fleet mandate is mentioned in section 32301 of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act as part of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, and calls for the Secretary of Transportation to adopt regulations requiring electronic logging devices be used in CMVs involved in interstate commerce when operated by drivers who are required to keep records of duty status (RODS). These RODS not only capture the hours worked by the operator, but whatever else the fleet management requires for record keeping purposes such as company name, truck or tractor/trailer number, location and hours on-duty but not driving, location and hours driving, hours and location of sleeping while on the road (sleeper berth), etc.

XPNDBLS’ Approach

XPNDBLS quickly identified drivers’ pain point and also the mandate from the government, here are somethings that XPNDBLS do to achieve this goal:

  • XPNDBLS industrial designers brainstormed, sketched and prototyped an initial design that was tested inside the working environment itself. Based on this first test, we had the green light to kick off the prototyped design to be a fully working design
  • The Entire process started and ended in 4 months. - record breaking product development time frame
  • XPNDBLS’ expertise with Apple's Made for iPhone/iPod/iPad (MFI) certifications and its restrictions ensured the case design was optimized and would not interfere with any phone signal.
  • We installed and tested inside the truck itself to measure noise pollution and to ensure that the speaker can be heard at a normal volume.
  • Project scope: Phone case with charge and sync capability, Truck dock - to keep the phone in a place where users does not need to touch it to use it. Desktop charging dock - for the users when they take the phone home. Bluetooth speaker with hands-free capability. Custom magconn charging cable (1m), and Custom DC-DC cable to supply power to the Speaker.

Success with XPNDBLS

XPNDBLS created and realized this important tool for our client, Pepsi. Pepsi is seeing a boost in productivity and improvement in delivery accuracy and punctuality and on top of that, our return rate is less than 0.2% which is a phenomenal number considering the quick development time that was spent in this project.

End-to-End Support with XPNDBLS

XPNDBLS’s one-stop IoT shop is committed to excellence and the highest industry standards. Avoid having to find multiple partners to get an idea to market. Our experts provide end-to-end support from idea generation to product shipment.

Project Outcome