Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
LinkeDrive’s “PedalCoach”, an in-cab, real-time driver coaching application for vehicles in the Class 3 to 8 markets, was named one of Heavy Duty Trucking’s Top 20 new products for 2014.
This year’s best-of-the-best new products from 2014 were selected from hundreds of products and services and were judged on their innovation, ability to address top industry issues, and potential to improve a fleet’s bottom line through maintenance savings, improvements in safety, or efficiency.
The winners were chosen by HDT's editors, 2014 Truck Fleet Innovators, and a panel of veteran fleet maintenance professionals from the ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council.
LinkeDrive’s PedalCoach is a software solution that provides truck drivers real-time, adaptive feedback for improving fuel economy and is saving trucking companies a nickel per mile in fuel costs. PedalCoach has the unique ability to generate an appropriate, achievable fueling target in real-time and communicates it to the driver in an intuitive manner. With PedalCoach, the driver is paying more attention to driving, thereby improving safety in addition to better fuel economy. When compared to previous attempts at using driver scorecards, basic fuel mileage bonuses, critical event monitoring (progressive shifting, harsh braking, hard acceleration, speeding), and overly-aggressive engine or vehicle speed limits, PedalCoach users are finding success with a fair, easy-to-manage fuel mileage program that drivers embrace.
Jeff Baer, Founder and CEO, will accept the award on behalf of LinkeDrive during the American Trucking Association’s Annual Technology and Maintenance Council Meeting on March 10-13, 2014 in Nashville, TN. He commented, “We are honored that PedalCoach is being recognized for addressing the most important issues in the trucking industry. We believe that drivers hold the key to maximizing fuel economy-- PedalCoach changes the game by playing the role of a virtual coach to provide positive feedback that is easy to follow and appropriate for changing circumstances that are out of our drivers’ control.”
The data from PedalCoach is provided to trucking management in customized dashboards and allow the data to be consumed by the fleet managers in an easy-to-understand. This information can also be used to improve the specification of trucks. PedalCoach can be integrated into existing pay-for-performance programs to driver higher participation and performance and ultimately, better driver retention.
PedalCoach can be used on smartphones, tablet devices or integrated with existing in-cab technology. Installations are within minutes per truck, allowing fleets and drivers to start reaping the rewards of the technology rapidly. Because PedalCoach encourages the driver to focus on their driving habits, fleets also benefit from improved safety.
Founded in 2012, LinkeDrive, Inc., is based in Boston, MA. LinkeDrive is an expert at helping commercial carriers achieve greater profitability by leveraging mobile and cloud technologies combined with data science, vehicle dynamics, and business intelligence. With extensive experience and a proven track record of deploying high value, game-changing enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to motor carriers of all sizes and types of vehicle applications and configurations, LinkeDrive is committed to helping customers save fuel, reduce accidents and retain drivers. Visit us at http://www.linkedrive.com.