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Honeywell software helps trucking firms Comply with New Federal Safety Mandates, improve driver performance

FORT MILL, S.C., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that its suite of software solutions for truck drivers is helping transportation and logistics providers and drivers comply with U.S. federal safety mandates that go into effect in December.

Honeywell has extended its driver-focused enterprise software solution to enable truck drivers to easily and quickly complete electronic logs and conduct vehicle inspections using a single mobile device. The software runs on Android-based devices, including Honeywell's mobile computers, and helps fleets enhance their safety culture, reduce violations and embed accuracy into their work processes.

The solution, which was developed in collaboration with fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs, is being deployed by less-than-truckload industry leaders Holland and Reddaway.

"These federal regulations, which are designed to promote safety on the road, require trucking companies to implement new compliance solutions," said Taylor Smith, president of Honeywell's Workflow Solutions business. "Honeywell's solution makes compliance much easier for logistics providers by seamlessly integrating into drivers' workflow processes to create a streamlined and simplified user experience."

"By offering this Omnitracs and Honeywell solution, we can help transportation firms comply with the looming mandates, while also improving driver retention rates," said David Vice, chief sales officer for Omnitracs.

Honeywell offers an integrated system that runs on a single mobile device and guides drivers through the various workflows they complete throughout the day. In addition to completing electronic logs, truck drivers can use Honeywell's solution to communicate with dispatch, review routes and capture signatures for proof-of-delivery.

"From the beginning, we have worked to create the best possible driver experience with our in-cab technology," said Scott Ware, president of Holland. "To maintain this high-quality driver experience, Honeywell and Omnitracs have worked to integrate the electronic logging solution with our Honeywell workflow applications. This integration means our drivers don't have to enter the same information into two systems. It provides a simple and intuitive experience for our drivers working across the systems."

Scheduled to go into effect in December 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation electronic logging device (ELD) rules will require most motor carriers' truck drivers to electronically document their hours of service. This mandate is intended to keep both truckers and other drivers on the road safe by monitoring and limiting the amount of time drivers can operate their vehicles to prevent exhaustion.

A video featuring the truck driver software can be found by visiting: https://youtu.be/QmIgwM0r5Ko.

Honeywell helps operations managers in the transportation and logistics industry improve worker productivity, reduce the risk of errors and track and monitor shipments. From mobile computers and portable printers to fleet management software, Honeywell solutions increase efficiency, compliance and safety. Logistics providers can gain more visibility into the condition of their shipments during transit with Honeywell's Connected Freight solution.

Omnitracs, LLC is a global pioneer of trucking solutions for all business models. Omnitracs' more than 1,000 employees deliver software-as-a-service-based solutions to help more than 12,000 customers manage nearly 1,100,000 assets in more than 70 countries. The company pioneered the use of commercial vehicle telematics over 25 years ago and serves today as a powerhouse of innovative, intuitive technologies.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTuf' and Muck Boot' brand footwear.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

Eric Krantz
Safety and Productivity Solutions
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