Freight Operations Centers - Fleet and Freight Management Functionality

Subsystem Description

The Fleet and Freight Management Subsystem (FFMS) provides the capability for commercial drivers and fleet or freight managers to receive real-time routing information and access databases containing vehicle and/or freight equipment locations as well as carrier, vehicle, freight equipment and driver information. In addition, the capability to purchase credentials electronically shall also be provided, with automated and efficient connections to financial institutions and regulatory agencies, along with post-trip automated mileage and fuel usage reporting. The Fleet and Freight Management Subsystem also provides the capability for fleet managers to monitor the safety and security of their commercial vehicle drivers and fleet. The subsystem also supports application for hazmat credentials and makes information about hazmat cargo available to agencies as required. Within this subsystem lies all the functionality associated with subsystems and components necessary to enroll and participate in international goods movement programs aimed at enhancing trade and transportation safety and security.

Functional Area: Fleet Administration

Commercial vehicle fleet tracking, dispatch, and reporting - includes interfaces to state/federal commercial vehicle administration, toll administration, emergency management, and traveler information service providers. Supports pre-hiring checks and performance monitoring for drivers.

Functional Area: Fleet Credentials and Taxes Management and Reporting

Commercial vehicle fleet support systems for the purchase and filing of electronic credentials, status reporting, tax audit data, and compliance reviews. Electronic interfaces with the appropriate state or federal commercial vehicle administration centers.

Functional Area: Fleet HAZMAT Management

Notification of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) shipments to emergency management centers for commercial vehicles managed by the center - includes information on the nature of the cargo, the vehicle, and its expected route.

Functional Area: Fleet Maintenance Management

Commercial vehicle fleet tracking and monitoring of on-board data sent to the center to support scheduling of maintenance and repair activities.