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March 02 2018

San Francisco Reduces Speeding Incidents

<p><em>Photo via <a href="">xiquinhosilva</a>/Flickr</em></p>

The City of San Francisco has been able to reduce its monthly count of fleet speeding incidents, likely due to telematics reporting data and increased safety measures.

Tags: Telematics, San Francisco, Idling, Speeding

February 21 2018

Lytx Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To date, the company has analyzed more than 80 billion miles of driving data on behalf of more than 3,000 commercial and government fleet clients from around the world.

Tags: Anniversaries, Lytx, Telematics, In-Vehicle Video

January 23 2018

Pennsylvania Vehicle Management Bureau Deploys CalAmp Tool

The partnership between Pennsylvania and CalAmp is intended to reduce costs and increase efficiency of the Commonwealth's Bureau of Vehicle Management.

Tags: Pennsylvania, CalAmp, Telematics

January 17 2018

N.Y. Town Renews Fleet Tracking Contract

Vehicle Tracking Solutions (VTS) announced that the Town of Riverhead, N.Y., has renewed its fleet tracking contract and is continuing to see an increase in savings.

Tags: Telematics, Vehicle Tracking Solutions

January 03 2018

Trimble Partners with CalAmp to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

Trimble has announced that CalAmp is supplying customized telematics tracking devices and systems management technology for Trimble’s Field Service Management (FSM) vehicle and asset monitoring solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Trimble, CalAmp

December 13 2017

Baron Announces Telematics for Public Safety

Baron, a worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, announced Telematics for Public Safety, a technology that uses patented technology to aid organizations in keeping their employees, students, and customers safe.

Tags: Telematics, Baron

August 24 2017

Department of Homeland Security Signs Blanket Purchase Agreement for Telematics

Through this agreement, fleet managers from the Department of Homeland Security's 13 operational and support components will be able to purchase WEX telematics solutions.

Tags: Telematics, Department of Homeland Security, WEX

June 29 2017

GM, MapAnything Partner to Increase Fleet Productivity

<p><em>Photo courtesy of GM.</em></p>

General Motors will offer a connectivity service powered by MapAnything, Inc. that combines telematics fleet management and customer relationship management to fleets in a subscription service, GM has announced.

Tags: OnStar, Productivity, Customer Service, General Motors, Sales Fleets

June 19 2017

GPS Insight Awarded NJPA Contract

GPS Insight, a technology provider of tailored telematics solutions for government fleets, announced it has been awarded a contract to provide its telematics solutions to government agencies by the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA).

Tags: Telematics, GPS Insight, NJPA, NJPA Contract, Cooperative Procurement

April 06 2017

DOJ Adds Telematics to Prisoner Transport Buses

<p><em>File photo</em></p>

The telematics solution will provide vehicle position and performance data, route and trip management, customized maintenance reporting, and two-way communication with drivers.

Tags: Telematics, Prisoner Transport Vehicles, U.S. Department of Justice

March 30 2017

How Telematics Data Overload Multiplies in Fleets With Several OEMs

<p><em>Graph courtesy of WEX.</em></p>

Fleet managers will find it exponentially more difficult to interpret and utilize telematics data the more variety of vehicle brands they add to their fleet, according to new data and analysis from WEX Inc.

Tags: Telematics, Data Overload, WEX

March 21 2017

Veterans Affairs Deploys Telematics in Transportation Fleet

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has extended a Veteran Transportation Service program to implement telematics in 1,200 fleet vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, ORBCOMM, Federal Fleet

March 15 2017

Lytx Awards Drivers and Coaches for Safety

Lytx, Inc., a provider of video telematics, announced the honorees of its annual “Driver of the Year” and “Coach of the Year” awards, presented at the fifth annual Lytx User Group Conference in San Diego.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Training, Lytx, First Responders, In-Vehicle Video, Telematics

March 10 2017

W.Va. County Considers GPS Purchase

Fayette County (W.Va.) is considering purchasing GPS systems in its fleet vehicles shortly after the Sheriff’s Department added GPS and WiFi services to 20 of its vehicles.

Tags: Telematics, Procurement, Elected Leaders

February 21 2017

Fleets Increasingly Adding Video Telematics From Lytx

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Lytx.</em></p>

Lytx has increased subscriptions for its video-based telematics system by more than 25% in global markets in the past year since being acquired by private equity firm GTCR, the company announced.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video, Safety

February 01 2017

Azuga's Asset Tracker Enhances Real-Time Visibility

<p><em>Photo of Azuga Asset Tracker Hardware courtesy of Azuga.</em></p>

Azuga has launched Azuga Asset Tracker, a fleet solution designed to enhance customers’ real-time visibility of assets, which will improve operations, reduce risk, and lower costs.

Tags: Azuga, Asset Tracking, Construction Fleets, GPS Tracking

January 26 2017

WEX Inc. Awarded U.S. GSA Contract

WEX Inc., has been awarded a five-year IT Schedule 70 contract with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). Through this agreement, federal customers will be able to purchase WEX Telematics solutions through a standardized procurement process.

Tags: GSA, Procurement, Federal Fleet, GSA Contracts, WEX

January 17 2017

Magellan's Return-to-Route Earns Tech Award

Magellan's Return-to-Route smart routing solution has been honored with a Best of CES 2017 TWICE Picks award in car technology, the company announced.

Tags: Magellan, Awards, Route Optimization

November 21 2016

GPS Insight Offers Mannequin Challenge Video

Telematics provider GPS Insight has added their contribution to the Mannequin Challenge, a viral video trend in which people remain frozen in action while a camera records their poses.

Tags: GPS Insight, Social Media

October 31 2016

Toyota's Carsharing Partnership Could Fit Fleets

<p><em>Graphic of Toyota's Mobility Services Platform courtesy of Toyota.</em></p>

Toyota has formed a partnership with carsharing provider Getaround that could eventually find a place in commercial or government fleets that manage a portion of their vehicles as an in-house rental fleet.

Tags: Toyota, Carsharing, Getaround, Connected Car

October 25 2016

Charlotte Airport Hires First-Ever Fleet Manager


Scott Kincaid was recently named Charlotte Douglas (N.C.) International Airport’s first ever fleet manager to oversee fleet growth. He started on Aug. 1.

Tags: New Hire, Airports, City Fleets

September 29 2016

Lytx Offers Always-On Video Telematics With Unisyn Platform

Lytx has introduced the Unisyn platform, a video telematics platform that lets users see, understand and act on fleet and field operations safety and efficiency challenges.

Tags: Telematics, Video Event Recorders, Lytx, In-Vehicle Video

September 14 2016

Chevin, CalAmp Partner for Integrated Telematics Data

Chevin Fleet Solutions has adopted CalAmp’s telematics services for its fleet asset management software. This partnership allows Chevin to seamlessly integrate telematics data with its software.

Tags: CalAmp, Chevin, Big Data

August 25 2016

Rastrac, Magellan Partner on Fleet Telematics

<p><em>Photo courtesy of Rastrac.</em></p>

Austin, Texas-based telematics provider Rastrac is partnering with Magellan on a system that provides vehicle tracking and reporting, including Hours of Service (HOS) compliance through an electronic logging device (ELD), according to the company.

Tags: Rastrac, Magellan, ELDs, Hours of Service, Vehicle Tracking, Mapping

August 12 2016

Sierra Wireless Acquires Calif. Telematics Provider

Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Sierra Wireless has acquired fleet telematics provider GenX Mobile Inc. in a cash deal for $7.8 million, the company has announced.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions