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Automation and Savings using Cadec Electronic Driver Tracking
Electronic Driver Logs
PowerVueTM includes onboard electronic Department of Transportation (DOT) and Ministry of Transportation (MOT) log information which helps eliminate or reduce violations, paperwork, DOT delays, and potential fines while automating many manual, time consuming processes. In addition to GPS satellite tracking, Cadec's Electronic DOT Logs conform to 395.15 Department of Transportation (DOT) log information. Audible and visual warnings from the onboard computer help keep the drivers informed and alert so they can maintain HOS compliance.
  • Supports all US DOT and Canadian MOT hours of service rules.
  • Oil Field DOT allows drivers to follow DOT rules that are unique to the Petroleum industry, such as the ability to go off duty/waiting status while on-site.
  • All US Intrastate rules supported (i.e. California and Texas)
  • Define and enter your custom DOT standards.
  • Clearly displayed Driver's Available Hours in vehicle.
  • Log functions on the driver's display panel are identical to the layout used in manual logs.
  • Drivers receive warnings of impending DOT violations before they happen (customer configurable)
  • Drivers can review their DOT hours and duty status changes for the past 7 to 8 days (or 14 days for Canadian MOT)
  • Drivers can easily comply with roadside inspections.

The Cadec systems provide numerous reports from the information entered by drivers or automatically collected via the engine interface, and allow users to analyze DOT data from various reports including:
  • Driver's Daily Log
  • Driver's Available Hours
  • DOT/MOT Violations
  • Driver violation warnings

Automated log parameters are wirelessly downloaded to each onboard unit.

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Fuel Tax
Fuel tax reporting can be time consuming, error-prone and costly for many fleets. Manually, fuel tax calculations and reporting can be an arduous process. Cadec systems automate the fuel tax process, saving companies time and money, while ensuring IFTA compliance.

Cadec's PowerVue system provides accurate and automated calculation of tax liability for each state and province you drive through. IFTA Compliant reports automatically can be generated for each driver and vehicle. Date and time calculations of miles within a particular state are tracked directly from the GPS data collected by the Series 100 on-board computer through the vehicle ECM. Cadec also provides the required "bread crumb" detail which is tied to the odometer as per IFTA Regulations.
  • Toll and non-toll miles calculated
  • Laden and unladen miles tracked
  • Automated expense generation and invoice receipts for fuel purchases
  • JJ Keller Interface creates an electronic file in the required format for the JJ Keller's Fuel Tax Service (includes miles by state, by vehicle, as well as fuel purchased by state)
  • Power Take Off (PTO) switch monitoring records PTO events showing time and/or fuel used for fuel tax rebates

VEHICLE FUEL TAX SUMMARY This displays a summary of all miles traveled by jurisdiction for “a range of dates” and all drivers that drove the vehicles, this includes “Unknown” drivers, this is vehicle motion without a driver signed into the on board unit.

DRIVER FUEL TAX AUDIT This displays start and end dates of the vehicles being used…it includes all vehicles driven by the selected driver (during the dates reported. Each state change is mile marked and time stamped along with the associated miles traveled. It will include (if entered) Fuel, Vendor, Invoice/Receipt and Cost of fuel in the Amount column. Totals all miles by jurisdiction for the dates selected.

STATE MILEAGE This shows miles traveled by jurisdiction and fuel (must be entered by driver or user) displaying all that occurred in the selected “range of dates”, then grand totals the jurisdiction's total, then grand totals all miles for every jurisdiction. Can also be run by individual vehicles

VEHICLE FUEL TAX AUDIT This displays start and end dates of the vehicle being used…it includes all drivers (using the vehicle during the dates reported) including “Unknown” drivers. Each state change is mile marked and time stamped along with the associated miles traveled. It will include (if entered) Fuel, Vendor, Invoice/Receipt and Cost of fuel in the Amount column. Totals all miles by jurisdiction for the dates selected.

The PowerVue Electronic Tach-o-graph or “ETOG”, is a reporting component within Cadec's PowerVue web application. ETOG allows the user to drill down to extreme trip detail when summary or exception reports indicate it should be done.

Based on data collected from the PowerVue on-board computer, speed and RPM are recorded second-by-second, anytime the vehicle is in use, directly from the engine ECM through the SAE-J1708 connection. Additionally, vehicle location is collected and transmitted through the built in GPS function.

PowerVue collects data which can be displayed as a “breadcrumb trail” while the vehicle is in motion. The user configures how often these readings will be taken, anywhere between every 100th of a mile (approx 50 ft.) to every 100 miles for the entire trip. In the case of an accident or sudden deceleration, geo-codes are actually recorded every second for a three minute “snapshot” of the event and stored in a non-volatile area of memory. At any point during or following a trip, this data can be viewed in a combination of graphs, charts and maps. A transportation manager can even replay a trip and take a virtual ride using the Animated Breadcrumb feature.

PowerVue also provides a precise time stamp and geo-code at every event. Each event or selected events can even be viewed on a map (patented) to be able to see exactly what happened where.

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Reducing Fuel Consumption
Rising fuel prices have become one of the most daunting challenges for the trucking industry. With fuel being a predominant recurring operational cost for any fleet, strategies to reduce fuel consumption can have a dramatic impact on an organization's bottom line. Cadec solutions provide many advanced features to help reduce fuel consumption and reduce costs, providing a rapid return on investment to any private or for-hire fleet.

Reducing idle time – with the Cadec Series 100 onboard computer, transportation managers can accurately track and report on idle time by vehicle and by driver. Cadec customers have reported that by tracking and reducing idle time by even small percentage points has yielded tens of thousands of dollars in cost savings.

Driver performance monitoring and incentives – Cadec's PowerVue system provides fleet managers with actionable information needed to help modify driver behavior. Using Driver scorecards, KPI dashboards or the PowerVue GYR report, companies can introduce driver performance management initiatives and reward programs.
  • Reduce over revving, speeding violations
  • Optimize routes to reduce miles traveled and deadhead miles
  • Track and alert on rapid acceleration and/or deceleration incidents
  • Encourage progressive shifting techniques

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Route Tracking
Cadec solutions provide unprecedented visibility into delivery routes both in real time and for historical reporting. GPS tracking, mapping and the patented ETOG reporting automates your ability to track drivers and vehicles to optimize delivery routes and reduce out of route miles, while keeping close watch on your inventory.

Electronic Tachograph with Split Screen GPS Location
Virtually ride with every driver all the time
  • PowerVue electronic tachograph captures all speed and RPM information.
  • The data can be graphically viewed on a second by second basis for any time period.
  • Cadec's map view with speed and RPM on the same screen (patent pending) provides a unique view of your vehicle/driver's speed and RPM with location.

Real-time GPS Mapping with Microsoft LiveMaps
  • Detailed satellite mapping in PowerVue provides the most current mapping capabilities

Automatic Vehicle Location / Pinging
  • Automatic Vehicle Location lets users locate their fleet and plot it on a map real-time using Global Positioning System (GPS) data (WWAN required).
  • Depending on which communication method is engaged, users can stay in touch with the vehicle within the yard and/or throughout each driver's route.

Automatic Border Crossing Notification (US only)
  • The PowerVue system is continuously checking the vehicle's GPS positions to automatically identify state border crossings.
  • The driver is notified when a border is crossed.
  • Once the vehicle stops, the border information is then presented to the driver for confirmation, as required by IFTA regulations.

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