Rand McNally Upgrades TND 760 Mobile Comm/Fleet Management System

May 22, 2012  - By

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Rand McNally has announced a new pricing plan, new features, and a new warranty program for its single-box compliance solution for fleets. The TND 760 Fleet Edition is a next-generation in-cab electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) device that installs in less than 30 minutes, is low cost, and is easily adopted by drivers, the company said.

For as little as $649 for the hardware, and $19.95 per month for service, trucks can be equipped with a fully compliant EOBR solution. For $799, the device also comes loaded with Rand McNally’s navigation. Lease options are available for as low as $39 per month for qualifying fleets.

Among the new items announced today, three monthly service plan options are now available. The EOBR plan, offering electronic hours of service and vehicle inspection reporting, for $19.95/month; the Basic plan, which layers on vehicle positioning and online mapping, text and form messages, driver email and attachments, as well as integration access via Rand McNally Connect, for $29.95; and the full Enterprise plan that layers on a driver scorecard, vehicle performance, critical event reporting and vehicle maintenance, for $39.95. These service plan prices are based on a three-year commitment.

A three-year warranty is now standard on the TND 760 hardware, providing customers peace of mind for the term of the agreement that their hardware is covered under warranty. This is an upgrade from the standard one-year warranty typically offered in the industry.

And, Rand McNally announced a group of new features coming on stream in the next few months. By the end of June, a new back-end mapping portal with upgraded geofencing, alerting, and route replay will be up and running. This feature will be part of the Basic and Enterprise monthly plans. Also in development are significant enhancements to the IntelliRoute TND GPS navigation software, including the ability for fleets to send, and for drivers to receive, routes on the TND 760.

“As we roll out the TND 760 to more fleets and transportation companies, we’re finding that there are a number of items they’re responding to,” said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “The low cost, the quick installation, and the fact that Rand McNally is well regarded among professional drivers is key. When drivers accept the device, they use it.”

The Rand McNally TND 760, Fleet Edition, first available Q4 of 2011, integrates with a truck’s on-board computer and sends and receives information via both Wi-Fi and cellular modes. The TND 760, manufactured in the U.S.A., is designed to be set up in less than 30 minutes and does not require the installation of a separate “black box” monitoring unit like traditional mobile communication systems.

Despite its compact design, the TND 760 features a broad array of capabilities including fleet communications via email, driver and vehicle performance monitoring, electronic hours of service (HOS) compliance, and truck-specific navigation. Information on fleet activity is managed via Rand McNally’s significantly enhanced FleetWatcher web-based portal.

For more information and product demonstrations, potential customers should call 1-800-641-RAND (7263) or go to randmcnally.com/tnd760.

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