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Fleet Management System Released by CarCheckup

June 10, 2011

Fleet Management System Released by CarCheckup

By Anshu Shrivastava
TMCnet Contributor

CarCheckup, a Web-based performance monitoring solution for cars and trucks, has announced the release of its new Fleet Management System.

To monitor and analyze information, the Fleet Management System uses on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) technology, enabling fleet managers to reduce fuel costs, proactively maintain vehicles and increase productivity, according to company officials.

The recording of the data with the help of CarCheckup device and syncing it to a computer enables authorized personnel to export telemetry information stored in the vehicle’s computer system. Company officials said that this creates customized and reoccurring executive reports of everything from idle time to highest speeds and all metrics in between.

Company officials said that this allows fleet managers to set company driving goals and improve driving habits including reducing idle time and aggressive driving.

Jennifer Funkhouser, CEO and co-founder of CarCheckup, said that CarCheckup empowers fleet managers by giving them information to optimize their fleet and improve the bottom line.

“Many fleet systems relying on GPS are expensive and provide inaccurate data. CarCheckup uses data directly from a vehicle’s engine control unit – providing unparalleled data analysis and reports for fleet managers to increase profits,” Funkhouser said.

CarCheckup allows authorized personal to review dates and times for deliveries or review employee time spent at the jobsite. Moreover, CarCheckup assists with vehicle maintenance by centralizing the reporting of present or pending ‘check engine’ light trouble codes.

Moreover, it uses patented technology and has no buttons, dials or switches. It also connects easily to a vehicle’s diagnostic port to gather data as someone is driving. Company officials said that the CarCheckup device can be plugged into a computer to easily upload the data using the built-in USB drive.

Introduced last month, CarCheckup, smaller than most cell phones, promises to help drivers track and analyze their driving, and also help owners diagnose car troubles.

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Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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