Hermann Southwest Transportation Adds Qualcomm Fleet Management Systems


Hermann Services announced that it has installed Qualcomm Fleet Management Systems in twenty-five over-the-road and dedicated trucks based in its Houston, Texas terminal. The company plans to roll the systems out to its entire Southwest fleet to improve overall fleet safety, fuel efficiency and performance. With the Qualcomm best-in-class fleet management set of tools Hermann is streamlining operations through the electronic automation of truck driver logs including arrival and departure shipping data. The systems also help manage and remediate performance related to CSA scoring methodology for reduced inspections and interventions. "With Qualcomm our drivers can focus on their highest priority which is transporting loads safely and efficiently, said Jeff Hermann of Hermann Services. It will give our fleet managers and dispatchers immediate access to driver availability and safety-audit reports, which will increase the efficiency of our operations. And it will help our company remain fully compliant with the latest electronic on-board recording regulations of the FMCSA. Hermanns Qualcomm-enabled trucks are now able to message dispatch in real-time with shipping information, mechanical problems, and other issues for dispatch to proactively and swiftly rectify any situation. Drivers can also automatically maintain hours of service logs and vehicle inspection reports using voice recognition communications. The systems on-board navigation includes custom routing for 53 trailers, twins, and Hazmat classes. Other driver safety features include points of interest for truck services, stops, rest areas, and weight stations. For more information about Hermann Southwest Transportation, please contact: Jeffrey Hermann, Executive VP of Hermann Transportation (800) 524-0067, Ext. 236 email: jm@hermanntds.com