Truck telematics

Approximately half of costs of a vehicle fleet is fuel and truck maintenance. Reducing expenses for combustibles and lubricants, and costs for technical maintenance may help to increase efficiency of fleet and generate additional profit from vehicle operation, that can be directed to further development of a business.

Truck telematics solution by Technoton is aimed on monitoring cargo status and performance of a freight truck and helps to improve fleet management system of a business. By equipping trucks with Technoton’s telematics hardware, fleet manage/company owner gets an opportunity to:

  • Track route and location of the trucks using GPS
  • Detect risky driving, speeding, leaving the route
  • See cargo weight and prevent unauthorized cargo loading or unloading
  • Monitor current axle load and avoid fees for exceeding maximum load per axle
  • Improve efficiency of fuel consumption and increase fuel economy
  • Detect fuel theft from truck’s tank or engine fuel system
  • Monitor engine health, detect DTCs or other ECU errors

Truck telematics helps to reduce expenses on vehicle maintenance by using predictive maintenance approach – i.e. carrying out truck maintenance depending on real operation modes of engine, replacing fuel filters, tires and other consumable items when they are really actually worn out, rather than using schedule-based approach.

Truck telematics hardware

Truck telematics hardware

Features of truck telematics system

Fuel volume monitoring in the fuel tank

Fuel level sensor DUT-E in the fuel tank

Monitored Parameters and Events:

  • Fuel volume in each fuel tank or compartment, L or %
  • Fuel level, mm
  • Temperature in each fuel tank or compartment
  • Volume of fuel, refueled at fuel stations, volume of stolen fuel
  • Locations of refueling a tank and draining fuel
  • Detection of adding extraneous liquids to fuel in the tank
Graph of the volume (level) of fuel in the tank
Graph of the volume (level) of fuel in the tank

Fuel consumption monitoring in the fuel line

Monitored Parameters:

  • Actual fuel consumption in the fuel line with measurement inaccuracy not more than 1-3%
  • Fuel consumption in different operation modes: “Idling”, “Optimal”, “Overload”
  • Detection of attempts of tampering data and interference in the flow meter operation

*depends on fuel flow meter model and mounting layout in the fuel line

Контроль топлива в магистрали двигателя по DFM
Graph of the hourly fuel consumption
Graph of the hourly fuel consumption