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Commercial fleet adoption of telematics systems is expected to continue its torrid growth trajectory and increase to 20 million units in three years from the current 13 million units due to the increasing popularity of video-based driver management products and other solutions, according to a leading industry analyst.

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ELDs: One Year After the Mandate

It’s been one year since the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate went into effect. Here’s what’s changed, and what’s coming next.

ELD Compliance Enters New Phase

After nearly a full year with the Electronic Logging Device mandate in effect, here's a look at what we know so far and where this important connected-vehicle technology seems to be heading.

Telematics rEvolution: Beyond the Vehicle

Connected-vehicle technology touches nearly aspect of fleet-based businesses. Plug in to discover all the ways big data, systems integrations, and new and exciting features are driving safety, efficiency, and productivity for automotive fleets.

Fleet Policy Is a Crucial Component of a Successful Cost-Control Strategy

The overwhelming majority of drivers want to do what’s right for the company; however, just because your company implements a written fleet policy doesn’t mean drivers are following it. A common problem is the fleet manager communicates policy to the drivers’ managers, but the word doesn’t get down to the individual drivers. How do you increase driver compliance with fleet policy? Here are 10 suggestions.

Is Your Executive Fleet a Headache? Count Your Blessings

There’s no other way to say it, except bluntly: Managing an executive fleet is a headache. I am not going to say otherwise. But, if it is one of your job responsibilities, consider yourself luckier than others. Managing an executive fleet puts you in front of senior management and gives you an opportunity to showcase your value to the company. Here's how you can leverage this to your maximum benefit.

IRS to Focus on Auditing Fleets for Personal-Use Reporting & Compliance

Last August, the IRS announced areas it will prioritize for audits in 2014, one of which is fringe benefits, especially the personal use of company vehicles. Managing personal-use compliance is a headache. It is also expensive, with internal costs ranging from $35 to $75 per year per vehicle. Here's what you need to do to be prepared should your friendly IRS agent come knocking on your front door.

Telematics Case Study: Reporting Mileage

Borets-Weatherford needed a more accurate way to report to the State of Texas the total miles driven and gallons purchased in order to maintain its International Fuel Tax Agreement license.

Telematics Case Study: DOT Compliance

Golden Flake Snack Foods wanted to develop a cost-effective way to ensure that the drivers of its 32 transport trucks followed strict new Department of Transportation performance and safety regulations.

Best Practices in Driver Hiring

When putting employees behind the wheel of your fleet car, it's important to know that you're handing the keys to a safe driver.