Fleet management platforms aid trucking industry leaders to better support and sustain their fleets. Road Ready recently announced a new fleet management platform that uses application programming interface (API) capabilities to further data consolidation and exchange, as reported by Transport Topics.
The platform, which uses API feeds, was named Fus1on and uses an extensive number of data sources to consolidate data more easily. When the platform asks for specific data, the API produces it. Fus1on company leaders said this creates a more efficient way of processing and displaying data that’s been derived from different sources.
Nada Jiddou, executive vice president of Clarience, the parent company of Road Ready, spoke about Fus1on at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 24.
“Fus1on is our reimagined productivity tool for the fleet manager,” Jiddou said. “When we think of smart technology, when we think of technology and data, we think of our customer. Over the last year and a half, two years, we’ve been talking to fleets. We’ve been investigating what ails them, what pains them.”
APIs speed up data exchange between different applications without using the time it takes to set up custom data integration. Fus1on also is built for the cloud, using Amazon Web Services. This includes artificial intelligence, automated functions, and security protocols.
“It is not enough to just gather data and put it out to the fleet,” Jiddou said. “That data has to have insight. It has to create wisdom, and it has to create value add in order for them to use the data effectively to drive their operation. Things like their fuel efficiency, things like what the state of their equipment is, what’s the productivity of their driver. But it’s not enough that we just give them the data; we have to put it in a place and in a format that is easily consumed by that fleet manager.”
Fus1on will focus their services to smaller fleets, not typical for such a platform. The platform acts as a movement toward the goal of solutions that are focused on complete supply chain visibility.
“All of that is key,” Jiddou said. “To achieve that, Fus1on is a single pane of glass platform that takes any device data, aggregates the data and correlates it into a single consumable format that then can be provided on that dashboard that they get. We actually are going to be building on top of that as additional partners join the Fus1on network.”
The cloud-built platform will give fleet managers data throughout the day that they can immediately react to. This includes a critical item checklist and a dashboard that could be shared with the entire team running fleet operations.
“We built Fus1on from the ground up with in-house resources from Clarience technology and Road Ready. And what the platform does is it’s a true IoT platform. It is cloud first,” Jiddou said.