XRS is working with Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), to develop an integrated mobile device and software package designed specifically for the trucking industry. The company announced the collaboration during its annual XRS User Event (XUE) in Minneapolis last week.
The partnership will bring together XRS compliance and performance tools with Samsung Mobile’s mobile devices. The collaboration will allow drivers to receive select Samsung Mobile devices preloaded with XRS software available for download. The integrated solution is expected to be available later this year.
The Samsung Mobile devices will be equipped with the Samsung for Enterprise (SAFE) enhanced security features, specifically configured to ensure every user’s mobile workforce has enterprise-focused IT policy controls, mobile device management protocols, virtual private network connectivity and on-device encryption. The Samsung Mobile SAFE program ensures enterprise mobile security for businesses, regulated and non-regulated industries.
The new XRS mobile platform for electronic logging and other compliance functions, which entered general release in March 2013, runs on more than 50 types of devices and automatically transmits vehicle and operator data directly to a management dashboard, preparing for compliance with the pending MAP-21 compliance mandate for recording hours-of-service.
XRS also released a white paper analyzing a convergence of technology trends in the trucking industry. You can download the report, titled “Convergence: Mobility in trucking is now anywhere, anything, anytime, anyone,” via this link.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.