Zonar, a leading provider of electronic fleet inspection systems, introduces the 2020 telematics tablet — a portable device designed to provide electronic inspection, hours-of-service, instant driver feedback, fuel efficiency, two-way messaging and advanced commercial navigation in an open platform that allows fleets to integrate other systems and customize its use.

The all-new 2020 provides fleet managers and drivers with a powerful tool to successfully enhance fleet efficiency and performance. Drivers improve productivity with advanced vehicle operation applications and an easy-to-navigate touch screen. Data captured with the 2020 is instantly available to fleet managers for reporting and process improvements.

“From vehicle inspections to driver behavior, the 2020 is an all-in-one device that captures information throughout various aspects of fleet operations to provide managers with true fleet visibility and drivers with a versatile productivity tool,” says Mike McQuade, chief technology officer at Zonar.

Unique to the 2020 is the ability to ensure inspection compliance and streamline repairs with the patented Electronic Vehicle Inspection Report (EVIR) system. Drivers use the 2020’s built-in RFID reader to scan tags placed at each vehicle inspection point. Drivers identify component conditions using the onscreen QWERTY keyboard and can send pictures of defects with the completed report. All inspection information is available to fleet and maintenance managers through Zonar’s web-based Ground Traffic Control application.

The 2020 also provides two-way messaging to further enhance fleet productivity and improve communication. The two-way messaging feature includes in-boxes, message templates, and a grouping function for sending messages to specific groups of vehicles. Received addresses from two-way messaging can be tapped and opened up in the 2020 navigation program for accurate turn-by-turn directions. www.zonarsystems.com.