Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), a leading provider of integrated wireless systems, applications and services to transportation and logistics companies, today announced that adoption of its Hours of Service (QHOS) application has more than doubled in the last 12 months. This significant increase in adoption points to fleets’ increased focus on safety, and the role that Electronic On-board Recorders (EOBRs) play in increasing compliance and reducing fatigued driving, ultimately leading to improved CSA scores and increased safety. QHOS is an EOBR solution that is compliant with the latest Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) regulation on driving hours.
Qualcomm Hours of Service allows trucking companies to automate their driver logs, which can help improve fleet safety, compliance and driver productivity. QHOS provides near real-time monitoring of drivers’ hours, improves reporting accuracy and allows drivers to focus on driving safely and efficiently. Fleet managers and dispatchers can access driver availability information and reports, including duty status, driving time and remaining hours of service, all through a Web browser. Additionally, the application simplifies roadside inspections by enabling inspectors to verify the driver’s identity and retrieve record-of-duty status without reviewing cumbersome paperwork.
“The significant increase in customer adoption of our Hours of Service application is a testament to the value that our EOBR solution delivers,” said Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “While many of our customers initially adopted QHOS for safety and compliance reasons, they quickly acknowledged the additional benefits, such as improved productivity and efficiency, the application provides.”
Among the fleets that have implemented QHOS is Cargo Transporters. Since adopting the application throughout its fleet on Qualcomm’s Mobile Computing Platform 100 (MCP100), the company has seen a tremendous improvement in regulatory compliance and a significant reduction in non-compliance citations. In the first year of using QHOS, Cargo reduced its internal log-related violations by more than 40 percent – from 344 to just 194 – and reduced out of service violations by 75 percent.
“Cargo Transporters saved more than $100,000 in administrative expenses and decreased non-compliance citations by more than 45 percent with Qualcomm’s Hours of Service application,” said Dennis Dellinger, president of Cargo Transporters. “QHOS has had a significant impact on the success of our business.”
About Qualcomm Enterprise Services
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24/7, world-class technology infrastructure, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients with superior customer care and professional services. ABI Research ranked Qualcomm Enterprise Services No. 1 on its bi-annual Commercial Vehicle Telematics Vendor Matrix in three consecutive reports (2010, 2008 and 2006). For more information, please visit us at:
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