The Bus Network announced a partnership with Initek Consulting to develop a plug-and-play "integrations marketplace" that will extend the functionality of its SalesDriver and OpsDriver technologies, according to the company's news release.
Initek and TBN will develop integrations that will make connecting third-party solutions faster, according to TBN.
"We are excited to partner with Ben O'Day and Initek on this project. They have a great track record of delivering meaningful integrations that help streamline operations and make using exciting technologies even easier," said Chris Riddell, CEO of TBN.
The integration marketplace will launch later this year with a plug-and-play Samsara integration compatible with TBN's OpsDriver tools that will deliver routing information to Samsara.
According to TBN, this integration will make using Samsara's ELD easier for drivers and operations staff, automate the delivery of customer-facing tracking links within the TBN interface, allow customers to use driver actuals in payroll calculations and time, and report on individual trip hours in the booking record.
"This is another step in realizing our vision of making integrations more powerful for the industry and our cornerstone belief that operators should be not only supported but encouraged to create powerful integrations between the technology tools they use," Ridell said.