May 2012, Government Fleet - Cover Story
By Thi Dao
New fleet technologies are resulting in improved technician productivity and vehicle health. Find out the technologies and updates changing the way technicians work.
Tags: Technology, Pre-trip inspection, vehicle manual, tire monitoring devices, Technician training, Parts management, Diagnostics, Telematics
January 2011, Government Fleet - Feature
By Cheryl Knight
After implementing GPS and vehicle diagnostic technology on several fleet vehicles, the California city improved fuel economy by 10 percent, reduced idling time, and improved productivity and routing for customer service.
Tags: Telematics, GPS, Technology
November 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
By Mike Scott
For nearly two years, the Washington D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department has used a Google-centric program to become more efficient, and even boost response time.
Tags: Telematics, Google Maps
June 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
Government fleets reveal how they saved money and improved management of off-road equipment, including leasing, preventing user mismanagement, correctly analyzing street sweeper lifecycle costs, and incorporating telematics.
Tags: Leasing, Telematics, Equipment, street sweeper, Bright Ideas
May 2010, Government Fleet - Feature
By Shelley Mika
Telematics use can increase efficiency of all fleet units and prevent accidents. Industry experts share best practices in purchasing and using telematics with off-road equipment.
Tags: Telematics, off-road equipment
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
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
February 2008, Automotive Fleet - Feature
By Mike Antich
The No. 1 factor is the ongoing high cost of fuel, in particular diesel, which is driving management demands to lower operating costs. Another huge factor that will influence fleets will be the 2010 diesel emission standards.
Tags: trucks, Replacement Tires, hybrid, Telematics, technician shortage
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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