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Verizon to Truckers: Can You Hear Me Now? Good.

July 9, 2020

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Verizon has recently decided to expand its suite of trucker-inspired services. The company is offering a new roadside assistance service as well as expanding the availability of its video features to fleets.


So what’s on the Verizon horizon? Read on to find out.


Verizon Connect: A Driver’s Network


Verizon Connect is upgrading its services to ensure that truck drivers and fleet managers across America feel supported. The system recently introduced a roadside assistance service. Drivers can call at any time and Verizon will quickly put them and/or their administrators in touch with emergency roadside services. This feature is available 24/7. It works for new or existing fleets withing the U.S. It will not limit services based on commercial vehicle type. Drivers can use this feature if they:

  • Need a tow
  • Get locked out of their vehicle
  • Have a dead battery and need a jump
  • Run out of gas and need fuel delivered
  • Require light winch service
  • Wind up with a flat tire


But wait–there’s more!


Verizon Connect has also been working to make its Integrated Fleet Video options more accessible. This feature is all about driver safety. The smart dash-cam records and classifies unsafe events in real-time. It can then be used to help drivers correct mistakes. The goal is to create better driver habits. But it also can protect companies against false claims.


Kevin Aries, head of global product success, says the goal is to educate drivers and then reward them for good practices. Speed Overlay lets managers see the speed of their truck within the video footage. It can then determine whether speed was a factor in any collisions.


Trucking apps are becoming a staple in the industry. New technology can help companies to save lives and save money. Trucking currently ranks as one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. But perhaps that’s finally about to turn around.

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