Qualcomm has launched its In-Cab Scanning service, a new addition to the OmniVision Transportation suite of services. This end-to-end service is claimed to enable drivers to scan and transmit important documents such as trip and mileage reports, bills of lading, timesheets, receipts and other critical information.
According to the company, the In-Cab Scanning service is supported by a scanner located inside the cab of the truck, which will enable a driver to scan documents and move on to his or her next stop. The In-Cab Scanning service also helps improve back-office productivity. Indexed documents can be automatically populated into key back-end processes, eliminating the need to re-key information and enabling faster dispatching of workloads and assignment of drivers.
Norm Ellis, vice president of transportation and logistics sales and service for Qualcomm Enterprise Services, said: We always strive to bring additional value to our customers as the end-to-end wireless service provider for the transportation industry. OmniVision Transportation services include a broad range of critical applications that allow our customers to get critical business information faster, more efficiently and with less room for human errors.
According to Qualcomm, the activities can be performed immediately and from the cab of the truck, improving driver productivity by eliminating the need to search for truck stops with scanners. It also helps increase the pace of the business cycle for carriers. Data is received in minutes, which can speed up billing and other business processes for faster payment and improved operational performance. The time-consuming process of making extra stops to copy, scan, fax or mail documents is eliminated, which helps to improve productivity, profitability and drivers’ quality of life.