Fleet FAQ? Public Fleet Tracking and Telematics

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Q. What is the typical per-vehicle startup cost when it comes to adding telematics to my fleet?

A. While the exact amounts will vary due to fleet size, complexity, and other factors, generally fleets will see relatively short ROI on telematics system... READ MORE

Q. How long can I expect my vehicles to be down to complete the installation, and in general, what can I expect when it comes to installation as far as who has to install it?

A. On average, a vehicle should experience no downtime, since ExpressFleet plugs directly into the OBD II port. A specialized technician is not required to install it. Installation can be... READ MORE

Q. Can you discuss the pros and cons between passive and real-time GPS?

A. Passive GPS tracking doesn't track a vehicle in near real time. Instead, it stores information, which is then downloaded once the vehicle has been returned to the office... READ MORE

Q. When a system is dependent on wireless connectivity, what happens when you’re in an area with weak wireless Internet signals?

A. While data will continue to be captured, it won’t be transmitted to the software until the vehicle returns to an area with a strong signal. READ MORE

Q. When it comes to maintenance management, what features are typically available? Or will I need to integrate with a maintenance management program?

A. Maintenance management is often a part of a telematics solution, such as ExpressFleet. Fleet managers can set maintenance schedules and view vehicles' health status... READ MORE

Q. For safety, how does the system know what the posted speed limit is in a given area?

A. A GPS system correlates the location of the vehicle with the posted speed listed on map data, triggering an alert if the vehicle is exceeding the posted speed limit while... READ MORE

Q. With the various alerts, how much flexibility do I have on who gets what alerts, how often and when? Can you change alerts by vehicle?

A. You can set up alerts to allow anyone in the organization or any stakeholder who wants or needs to see them. The frequency and the types of alerts are fully in the hands of the fleet manager... READ MORE

Q. When it comes to vehicle location tracking, is it possible to overlay other map data?

A. Yes. This is how geofencing can be used to powerfully curate and categorize job sites, allowing the realization of where drivers and vehicles ... READ MORE

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Amin Amini

Midwest Area Sales Manager, Public Sector

As the Midwest Area Sales Manager, Amin is responsible for city, county, and state entities across 15 states. He has 15 years of experience in the telecom industry and has been with Verizon for 9.5 years.

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