Modernizing Data Collection and Reporting Methods for the Smartway Program

The authors explore ways in which the SmartWay program can redesign data collection, to enable vehicle fleet operators to use the operations data from telematics and electronic logging devices (ELDs). ELD regulations require that commercial trucks in the United States and Canada have automated data collection. The mandates require the recording of various data about location, driving behavior, and other operations. These requirements provide opportunities for automatic SmartWay data collection. Manual data collection and quality assurance takes up a significant percentage of fleet operators’ time in engaging with the SmartWay program, yet several types of data are easily accessible from telematics systems. Basic ELDs record vehicle activity and fuel consumption data. Many telematics systems also have asset management functions and thus have data that could be accessed for automatic completion of portions of the SmartWay report. Automating SmartWay data collection and submission is a valuable for fleets, SmartWay staff, and telematics providers. The automation of data collection and reporting can save significant time and resources for both trucking companies and SmartWay staff, while creating market opportunities for telematics companies.


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01716825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 2019 2:13PM