ELD Mandate Delay or Not, Total Mobility Solution is Still a Good Idea

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As we write this, a potential delay of the ELD mandate is in legislative limbo.

The ELD (electronic logging device) mandate is a regulation that – according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration – is designed to create a safer work environment for drivers, and to make it easier to track, manage and share records of duty data.

Under the ELD mandate, fleets have until December 18 of this year to implement certified ELDs to log those hours. Continue reading ELD Mandate Delay or Not, Total Mobility Solution is Still a Good Idea

Introducing the Havis Critical Power Guide for Fleet Mobility

Havis Critical Power Guide for Fleet Mobility

Maintaining the reliability of mobile computing systems in the field is one of the biggest challenges facing today’s fleet professionals.

These devices must perform vital jobs and maintain data flow in tough operating conditions.

While there are several keys to a total mobility solution – software, hardware, connectivity, docking and mounting, and professional installation — having a reliable continuous power supply is the most critical factor to ensure productivity on the job site. Having an effective, in-vehicle power supply solution is many times more beneficial than simply drawing power from a vehicle’s system. Continue reading Introducing the Havis Critical Power Guide for Fleet Mobility

Maximizing the Productivity of Today’s Mobile Office

C-VS-0810-INUT-1_A_5-14 (1)_600_RT.jpgThe world’s workers are going mobile.

By 2020, nearly three quarters of the American workforce – 105 million people – will be mobile employees. Worldwide, 1.87 billion people will be deskless workers by 2022.

How do companies make sure these workers still have the tools to perform their jobs?

That’s a question Keith Steidle, Havis’ director of business development and marketing, tackles in July’s edition of Field Technology Magazine. Continue reading Maximizing the Productivity of Today’s Mobile Office

How Will the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate Affect Your Fleet?

Reduce your fleet\'s distraction and increase productivity with quality docking and mounting solutions.

With this year’s electronic logging devices mandate looming, it’s important for fleets to understand how it will affect them, and how to implement the new standards.

This goes beyond choosing eligible devices and software to track, manage and share data. Fleets also need to consider how to secure those devices inside a vehicle.

Good in-vehicle docking and mounting solutions for devices protect the fleet’s investment in equipment, ensure driver safety and comfort, reduce distraction and increase productivity.

The ELD mandate might seem confusing and the December 18 deadline might be overwhelming. But try to think of it as an opportunity to do better, through a total mobility solution. Continue reading How Will the ELD (Electronic Logging Device) Mandate Affect Your Fleet?

Introducing Havis’ New Docking Stations for Dell Tablets

The team here at Havis just spent three great days in Las Vegas, where we took part in the Dell EMC World conference.

We were there to exhibit our latest mobile office solution, the DS-DELL-610 series of thin-profile docking stations.

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet

This is the latest addition to our line of docking stations and cradles for Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet. Each series is designed to maximize space inside forklifts, work carts or other vehicles, as well as on desktops, to create a more mobile productive office. Continue reading Introducing Havis’ New Docking Stations for Dell Tablets

Visit Havis at the 2017 ProMat Show

promatLogo.jpgHavis will kick off the month of April with a trip to Chicago, where we’ll display new docking and mounting solutions at ProMat 2017.

ProMat is the premiere trade show for the materials handling industry, a chance for leaders in the manufacturing and supply chain sectors to see the latest innovations in the field.

This year’s show is scheduled for April 3-6 at McCormick Place, with Havis among the 950 other exhibitors from around the world.

Havis will be exhibiting in booth #53576.

Continue reading Visit Havis at the 2017 ProMat Show

[CASE STUDY] How Dell and Havis Helped Mueller Increase Shipping Speeds

binded-book-havis-case-study.pngMobile computing is designed to make life easier, and more productive for warehouse workers.

But when there’s issues with connectivity, or ergonomics, those mobile computing solutions can quickly become problem for the business.

That was the challenge facing Mueller Co., North America’s leading potable water distribution company. They turned to Dell, who worked with Havis, for help.

The trouble began at Mueller’s plant and warehouse in Chattanooga. Workers there had problems updating inventory, transporting data, and connecting to the company Wi-Fi network. Continue reading [CASE STUDY] How Dell and Havis Helped Mueller Increase Shipping Speeds

Factors to Contemplate Before Your Fleet’s Next Mobile Office Upfit

binded-book-havis.pngThe vehicles your employees use on the job are more than just modes of transportation. When your workers get behind the wheel, they’re sitting down in a mobile office complete with data, video, voice and warning systems.

As vehicle technologies evolve, your fleet will need a strategic upfit plan and this is something you should do with very careful consideration. Proper installation leads to safer, more productive workers, while an upfit done without proper planning can do the opposite.

“A successful installation, or job well done, makes the process seamless, minimizes downtime for vehicles and maximizes the return for the company investing in the technology,” says Scott Glenn, business development manager at the technology deployment services company Velociti Inc. Continue reading Factors to Contemplate Before Your Fleet’s Next Mobile Office Upfit