Volvo Trucks in North America announced today it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Trimble Transportation Enterprise (formerly TMW Systems) to develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services. The proposed collaboration leverages Volvo’s on-board connectivity hardware to offer solutions that help fleets run their businesses more effectively, bringing critical uptime information into the Trimble platform.

“Our work with Trimble enables us to continue expanding our connected vehicle services offerings, focused on partnerships with best-in-class providers,” said Conal Deedy, director of connected vehicle Services for Volvo Trucks North America. “We’re working together to enhance our customers’ fleet management systems to provide better insight into how their assets are performing and offer solutions that will increase efficiencies in their organizations.”

Trimble Transportation Enterprise, an industry leader of transportation software, provides customers with solutions for routing and dispatch, asset maintenance solutions, business intelligence, transportation management and fleet visibility in order to maximize efficiencies within a customer’s fleet.

“We are excited to be working with Volvo Trucks to explore unique solutions for our fleet customers to reduce equipment downtime and improve efficiencies through increased insight of asset performance and service history,” said Bryn Fosburgh, President of Trimble Transportation Enterprise.

Fleet management services offer fleet managers critical information such as location, fuel economy and vehicle and driver performance data for all trucks in a fleet. This information can be utilized by the fleets to control costs, increase safety, improve customer service and enhance operations.

Fleet management services to be offered by Volvo and Trimble Transportation Enterprise add to Volvo’s lineup of best-in-class providers of fleet management services and further Volvo’s strategy of providing customers options for providers that best suit their applications and capabilities. Fleet management services provide trucking operations with vital information on their assets and operation, such as vehicle location, vehicle and driver performance data, regulatory compliance and more, helping fleets control costs, improve customer service, increase safety and enhance operations.

Specific details of the offerings to be developed by the parties under the proposed collaboration have not yet been finalized.

Volvo Trucks in North America announced today it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Trimble Transportation Enterprise (formerly TMW Systems) to develop future transportation management and fleet maintenance products and services.

Volvo Trucks provides complete transport solutions for professional and demanding customers, offering a full range of medium to heavy duty trucks. Customer support is secured via a global network of 2,100 dealers and workshops in more than 130 countries. Volvo trucks are assembled in 16 countries across the globe. In 2017, more than 112,000 Volvo trucks were delivered worldwide. Volvo Trucks is part of Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides solutions for financing and service. Volvo Trucks’ work is based on the core values of quality, safety and environmental care.