Omnitracs, a provider of SaaS-based fleet management and data analytics solutions, and SmartDrive, a provider of video-based safety and transportation intelligence, recently announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Omnitracs to acquire SmartDrive. The combined company will bring together two transportation technology providers to offer a converged, end-to-end platform that optimizes safety, driver productivity and workflow, as well as routing, dispatch and compliance.
“By integrating SmartDrive’s unparalleled transportation intelligence platform, video safety hardware and risk analysis service offering with the Omnitracs One platform, we can deliver a converged solution built on AI and ML that redefines the future of commercial transportation today. Real-time risk mitigation, streamlined data flows from the cab and vehicle sensors to dispatch and the back office, and a superior driver experience will be brought together to improve safety, efficiency and operational excellence,” said Ray Greer, Chief Executive Officer at Omnitracs. “We have long admired SmartDrive’s customer-centric approach to technology innovation and world class support and service. We look forward to welcoming the talented SmartDrive team to the Omnitracs family.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about joining forces with Omnitracs and look forward to realizing and advancing the promise of convergence to the benefit of our shared customers,” stated Steve Mitgang, Chief Executive Officer at SmartDrive. “In Omnitracs, we have a like-minded company, seeing the power of data for innovation and solving material fleet and transportation industry challenges.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the significant role of commercial drivers, as the trucking sector has been instrumental to ensuring the availability of critical medical supplies and equipment, as well as essential consumer goods. Given the long-standing shortage of qualified drivers and high turnover rates, creating and sustaining a favorable driver experience is imperative.
SmartDrive’s video-based safety program integrated with Omnitracs’ driver workflow present an opportunity to streamline and enhance driver experience. The combined company will deliver a complete and intelligent driver experience with the right in-cab and back-office decision making, alerting, and driver coaching – a virtual co-pilot that will lead to significant safety, fuel efficiency, operational and financial gains for fleets.
“We’ve had great partnerships with both Omnitracs and SmartDrive over the years. We are excited to see these two companies come together,” said Chad England, Chief Executive Officer at C.R. England, Inc. “We are confident that the integration of offerings will create efficiencies for C.R. England. We congratulate both Omnitracs and SmartDrive on their new relationship and look forward to the future.”
SmartDrive Systems gives fleets and drivers unprecedented driving performance insight and analysis, helping save fuel, expenses and lives. Its video safety, predictive analytics, telematics, compliance and personalized performance program help fleets improve driving skills, lower operating costs and deliver significant ROI. With an easy-to-use managed service, fleets and drivers can access and self-manage driving performance anytime, anywhere.
About Omnitracs, LLC
Omnitracs, LLC is the global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs’ more than 1,100 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help over 14,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics 35 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies. Omnitracs transforms the transportation industry through technology and insight, featuring best-in-class solutions for compliance, safety and security, productivity, telematics and tracking, transportation management (TMS), planning and delivery, data and analytics, and professional services.