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Q. Why should I incorporate telematics into my government fleet operations?

A.Public and government fleets perform essential, mission-critical functions for cities and states. As stewards of the public trust and resources, government agencies need powerful tools to increase security, streamline processes, save funds, and help fleets be safer and more productive. They can’t fail to plow the roads when it snows, for example, or wait around to pick up the garbage. Their fleets need to move, and, to the extent they can, they need to move predictably.


Adding telematics to your fleet card lets you monitor operations almost second-by-second, to spot performance outliers and inefficiencies that often go unseen from just a fuel file or activity report. So, this helps government fleet managers get more out of their vehicles, eliminate fueling waste and fraud, reduce unnecessary wear and tear, decrease response times, and improve public safety and confidence in their agencies.


Once you install a telematics device, you begin receiving a completely different data set than you get with a fuel card. Telematics is a great example of how data allows you to look into your fleet’s operations, spot anomalies and identify cost-saving opportunities. Telematics is a lot more than just “track and trace” these days and, especially with regard to safety, is imperative to running a better fleet, particularly a public one.


More great telematics use cases you may not have thought about are listed in the WEX Fleet blog.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Bernie Kanavagh from WEX

Senior Vice President and General Manager

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

A 27-year fleet professional, Bernie Kavanagh currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Large Fleet at WEX Inc. He joined the company in 1996 and his career has been a steady progression of increased sales and marketing responsibility. Kavanagh serves on industry related boards and is a frequent speaker at payment industry conferences focusing on fuel trends and technology in the payment space. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Jersey and is an active member of NAFA, AFLA, NCSFA and AALA. Prior to joining WEX, Kavanagh held a number of roles with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Enterprise Fleet Management.

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