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12 Telematics Trends and Technologies

If there is one constant with telematics, it’s change. New technology emerges rapidly — and the way that technology is used evolves at the very same time. That means new trends are always on the horizon.

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How to Make a Quantum Leap in Driver/Employee Productivity

Cost savings is about more than simply spending less, it also doesn't require a degree in quantum physics to come up with new solutions. Here are some ideas that can help.

Cox Enterprises’ Fleet Creates Efficiencies by Utilizing Supply Chain Management

With more than 13,000 vehicles nationwide, the fleet team has saved millions of dollars and lowered greenhouse gas emissions by selecting the right vehicles, streamlining operational processes, and implementing GPS.

U.S. Begins Deploying the Next Generation of GPS

Truck fleets were among the earliest adopters of GPS technology. GPS is used to reduce fuel spend by optimizing routing, increase driver accountability by deterring speeding and excessive idling, track hours of service and overtime, and prevent unauthorized usage of assets. A new generation of more powerful and sophisticated satellites are being deployed, which promise to take the GPS to the next level.

The Danger of Using Car GPS by Fleet Truck Drivers

Increasingly, drivers are relying on personal GPS devices for route directions; however, this can be potentially dangerous and expensive for truck fleets. A car GPS device maps out the quickest and shortest routes, but doesn't identify truck-restricted routes or roads with weight, height, and hazardous cargo restrictions.

How Can Telematics Help Your Fleet?

Telematics has proven useful to fleets in reducing fuel consumption, idling, and emissions, and keeping track of company vehicles.

The Future of In-Car Communications

“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.

Using GPS to Measure a Quality Stop

The next step in using GPS tracking technology is to manage miles, fuel and customer activity together to achieve greater net profit per visit.

The Advantages and Pitfalls of Employee Monitoring

Employee monitoring can be used to ensure employees are where they should be, mitigate risks, counter theft, and more. However, there are legal pitfalls if handled incorrectly.

Alabama Agency Maximizes GPS Value for Fleet

Beyond simply determining fleet vehicle location, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management uses telematics technology to help manage its fleet and reduce harmful emissions.