November 2011, Business Fleet - Feature
By Joanne M. Tucker
Small fleets are cutting costs by supplying their insurance companies with driving data gathered through telematics. Some have enjoyed savings of 15 percent or more. Are you asking for your discount?
Tags: telematics service provider, telematics, telematics insurance, Insurance, Zurich Fleet Intelligence, Onboard Advisor, FleetAhead, safety-driven insurance, Travelers Insurance, inthinc Technology Solutions
Learn how four fleets use driver input — and driver accountability — along with rightsizing, route optimization and new technology to achieve fuel savings of 10-20 percent.
Tags: telematics, Right-sizing, driver behavior, Wright Express, Employee Incentives, SCT Fleet Solutions, Fleetmatics, route management, load management
January 2011, Business Fleet - Feature
By Justina Ly
Learn how three fleets are using GPS systems to realize significant reductions in payroll expense.
Tags: telematics, GPS, HR, fleet management
November 2010, Business Fleet - Feature
By Chris Brown
In July 2009, General Motors was reborn with four core brands and an eye toward the future. GM’s fleet chief, Brian Small, discusses how a leaner — and greener — GM plans to meet the needs of commercial buyers in the years to come.
Tags: Green, telematics, General Motors Corp.
November 2009, Business Fleet - Cover Story
By Ashley Willis and Chris Brown
GPS-based fleet tracking systems are being used to rein in maintenance costs through vehicle location controls, automated preventive maintenance scheduling, driver monitoring and remote engine diagnostics.
Tags: telematics, GPS
February 2009, Construction Fleets - Managing Vehicles/Equipment - Cover Story
By Lauren Fletcher & Grace Lauron
Telematics has proven useful to fleets in reducing fuel consumption, idling, and emissions, and keeping track of company vehicles.
Tags: telematics, GPS, Tracking, fuel consumption, idling, Wal-Mart, Verizon, Global Electric Motorcars, Plumbing Plus and Remodel Works Bath & Kitchen, USPS, AirIQ Inc., Geotab, Networkfleet, GPS Insight
November 2008, Work Truck - Feature
By Daryl Lubinsky
The wireless system helps a lumber transport company prevent unauthorized use, decrease idling time, and avoid maintenance problems.
Tags: telematics, Networkfleet, wireless services
July 2008, Business Fleet - Feature
”Find me the nearest hardware store that sells Western Red Cedar shingles at the lowest price. Then direct me there.” Talking to your car using telematics, Wi-Fi and mobile computing promise to revolutionize productivity in the vehicle.
Tags: telematics, Hughes Telematics
March 2008, Work Truck - Feature
By Cindy Brauer
Mobile resource management (MRM) systems allow fleet managers to track fuel transactions, streamline routing, monitor driver behavior, automate maintenance alerts,
and implement other efficiency-producing functions.
Tags: Maintenance, telematics, GPS, fuel, driver behavior, Vericom Technologies, GPS Insight
February 2008, Automotive Fleet - Cover Story
By Lauren Colin
Telematics is currently a hot button with fleets. Will the return be worth the initial investment? Many fleets are finding that when used properly, telematics can save a fleet money and pay for itself.
Tags: telematics, Cox Enterprises, Telargo, GE Capital, PHH
September 2007, Work Truck - Feature
By Tariq Kamal
Fleet managers describe how the ability to track vehicle location, gas consumption, and preventive maintenance has benefited their fleets.
Tags: telematics, Maintenance, Fuel Savings
June 2007, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Chad Simon
When used properly as a positive addition to technology, fleet telematics implementation can be a tool for driving cost savings and increasing employee productivity, bringing in more money for everyone.
February 2007, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Lauren Colin & Clem Driscoll
The use of telematics technologies in fleets is expanding rapidly. Currently, more than 2.5 million units are in service with the market expected to expand to 5.8 million units by 2009.
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