Zombie Dispatch: Omnitracs Creates Video Game to Show Importance of Human Truck Drivers

Driver Dan has to make his way across a 500-mile trek to deliver valuable medicine that will save mankind and ward of the Zombie Apocalypse.

Can you get life-saving medicine across the country in order to save the World from the Zombie Apocalypse?
Can you get life-saving medicine across the country in order to save the World from the Zombie Apocalypse?

In an effort to show how valuable long-haul truck drivers are to America's economy, Omnitracs has created a video game that combines zombies, life-saving medicine, and route optimizing technology just in time for Halloween.

Omnitracs launched the new web-based game called Zombie Dispatch to recognize the important role of trucking and truck drivers in our economy as well as illustrate technologies and solutions to help fleets be more efficient, and easing the burden on fleet managers and hard-working drivers.

The Zombie Dispatch game takes place in the immediate aftermath of a zombie outbreak. Players are challenged to complete a number of truck driving missions to deliver a cure to the hospital and prevent the possibility of a zombie apocalypse. Players navigate their trucks through rural and urban settings, safely dodging debris and damaged vehicles while eliminating the waves of zombies emanating from the infected area.

“We created Zombie Dispatch as a way to have a little fun around Halloween, and to help make drivers and fleet operators aware of some of the many products and solutions available to them. From electronic logging devices and navigation apps, to route planning software and sophisticated analytics from Big Data, these solutions  improve fleet efficiency and enhance driver satisfaction,” said Jim Gardner, Vice President of Marketing. “While Zombies aren’t real, the critical challenges facing the trucking industry are downright scary. We recognize that trucking and truck drivers are the lynchpin of the economy, moving all types of products from port to store or refinery to gas station. Zombie Dispatch is a fun game with a serious message, that Omnitracs is committed to providing the technology to improve the way the drivers and fleet managers view, and improve, the important role of trucking in the economy.”

According to a study by Frost and Sullivan, implementing connected truck technology like Omnitracs offers, results in a 10-15 percent increase in productivity, 30 minutes a day in saved labor cost, up to a 25 percent reduction in fuel costs, and up to 20 percent increase in vehicle utilization. And still, despite advances in technology, automation and self-driving technologies, human drivers will still play the most essential role in the transportation industry for years to come.

Zombie Dispatch is optimized for both desktop and mobile play.

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