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December 04 2017

Third-Gen Sprinter Van to Focus on Mobility, Connectivity

<p><em>One of four dashboards offered on the 2018 Sprinter. Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.</em></p>

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter will add a gasoline engine, optional factory telematics offering, and more than 1,000 configurations to provide a "holistic mobility solution" when it debuts in February, the head of the company's van division told journalists in Stuttgart, Germany.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Full-Size Vans, 2018-MY

October 30 2017

Verizon Telematics Expands Offerings

<p><em>Andr&eacute;s&nbsp;Irlando, Verizon Telematics CEO, speaks at the 2017 Latitude conference. Photo courtesy of Verizon.</em></p>

Verizon Telematics has become the largest provider of built-in telematics and mobile applications for commercial vehicles and has moved closer to rebranding its product offerings for its customers, CEO Andrés Irlando told an audience gathered at the annual Latitude conference.

Tags: Telematics, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Verizon, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fleet Events

October 24 2017

Telogis Offers Telematics Through Ford SYNC

<p><em>Photo of 2018 F-150 courtesy of Ford.</em></p>

Commercial and fleet customers who purchase a Ford vehicle with SYNC Connect will be able to access Telogis telematics services through the vehicle, the telematics vendor announced at its Latitude conference.

Tags: Ford, Telematics, Ford F-150, Telogis

March 07 2017

Telogis Launches Telematics Technology for John Deere Equipment

John Deere Construction equipment's built-in connectivity, combined with the Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform, enables customers to access a richer, proprietary data set that will help eliminate manual data entry and generate deeper operational insights.

Tags: Telematics, Off-Road Equipment, Telogis, John Deere, AEMP

November 08 2016

How Will Verizon Integrate Acquisitions?

<p><em>Logos courtesy of Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

With regulatory approvals now in the rear-view mirror, Verizon must now decide whether to merge its three telematics companies as separate business units or merge them into Verizon Telematics.

Tags: Telogis, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon

November 07 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Finalized

<p><em>Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

Verizon Communications has completed its $2.4 billion acquisition of Fleetmatics Group to become the largest provider of telematics systems for commercial fleets, the company has announced.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon, Telogis

November 02 2016

Telogis Adds Optimization and Automation Features to MRM Platform

<p><em>Photo: Telogis</em></p>

Telogis is adding a number of extensions to its Telogis Mobile Resource Management software platform designed to optimize and automate processes.

Tags: MRM, Telogis

September 26 2016

Ill. City Hopes Telematics Will Help Reduce Fleet Size

The City of Evanston, Ill., council has approved the purchase of a telematics system for 167 of its fleet vehicles. These include recycling trucks, street sweepers, and parking enforcement vehicles.

Tags: Fleet Reduction, Pilot Program, Route Management, Fuel Costs

August 02 2016

Verizon-Fleetmatics Deal Makes Telematics Giant

<p><em>Logos via Verizon and Fleetmatics.</em></p>

Verizon will control about 25% of the telematics market following its planned acquisitions of Fleetmatics and Telogis in moves that indicate steady growth ahead for fleet telematics use, a market expert said.

Tags: Verizon, Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions

August 01 2016

Verizon to Acquire Fleetmatics

<p><em>Logos courtesy of Fleetmatics and Verizon.</em></p>

Verizon Communications will acquire leading telematics provider Fleetmatics Group for $2.4 billion in a cash deal that will create a powerhouse telematics provider.

Tags: Fleetmatics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Verizon

June 23 2016

Verizon-Telogis Deal Creates Top Telematics Unit

Verizon's acquisition of Telogis would create the second-largest telematics company in the U.S. in a deal that brings together complementary businesses, a leading telematics consultant said.

Tags: Telogis, Verizon, LeasePlan, Mergers & Acquisitions

June 22 2016

Verizon Acquires Telogis

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

Verizon has acquired California-based Telogis to expand its market share in the growing telematics industry, the telecom giant announced.

Tags: Verizon, Telogis, Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16 2015

Calif. County Pilots GPS in 200 Vehicles

<p>All Department of General Services vehicles have been equipped with GPS devices. <em>Photo courtesy of Sacramento County</em></p>

Sacramento County, Calif., will evaluate the benefits of GPS telematics on 200 of its fleet vehicles over the next six months to determine if it will expand telematics use to 2,000 vehicles.

Tags: Utilization, Cooperative Procurement, Sacramento County, Return On Investment, Software Integration, Verizon

July 31 2015

Louisville Rolls Out GPS Tracking to City Fleet

<p><em>Screenshot via WLKY.</em></p>

The City of Louisville, Ky., is installing GPS units in 481 cars and trucks to reduce idling time and improve maintenance by more quickly identifying vehicles that need service.

Tags: Snow Removal, Idle Reduction, Louisville

July 01 2015

Wyoming Adds Telematics to 1,600 Fleet Vehicles

The State of Wyoming announced it will add Verizon’s Networkfleet telematics system to 1,600 fleet vehicles. This will cost the state $244,800 in upfront fees and $363,000 in annual fees.

Tags: Networkfleet, Fuel Reduction, Wyoming, Motor Pools

March 03 2015

City's Telematics to Reduce Fuel Use By 10%

The City of Crown Point, Ind., will roll out telematics to its fleet, including police cars and snow plows, after a successful 60-day pilot.

Tags: Police Vehicles, Snow Plow, Fuel Costs

February 25 2015

Telematics Study Finds Waste In N.C. State Fleet

<p><em>Chart courtesy of Verizon.</em></p>

A telematics study analyzing a sampling of North Carolina's vehicle fleet showed many state vehicles aren't being regularly used and others suffer from excessive idling that reduces fuel efficiency.

Tags: North Carolina, Vehicle Tracking, Verizon, Idling, Driver Behavior

February 10 2015

Calif. City Adds More GPS Units to Fleet

<p><em>Photo of a Ventura waste-water vehicle equipped with Verizon Networkfleet's GPS system courtesy of City of Ventura.</em></p>

The City of Ventura is adding 18 more GPS tracking units to its fleet to reduce idle time to achieve greater fuel efficiency and overall reduced exhaust emissions. So far, the city has installed 69 units in its vehicles.

Tags: Verizon, GPS, Vehicle Tracking, Fuel Management

January 16 2015

Verizon to Offer New Connected-Vehicle Service

<p><strong><em>Image courtesy of Verizon.</em></strong></p>

Verizon Vehicle will include diagnostic technology, push-button live assistance, and roadside assistance using GPS to hasten the tow truck’s arrival.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Connected Vehicle Technology, Verizon

January 13 2015

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

<p><strong><em>A technician installs a telematics device on one of the City of Houston's fleet vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Houston</em></strong></p>

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

Tags: public works, Driver Training, Utilization, City of Houston

October 15 2014

Caltrans Equips Fleet with Telematics System

<p><em><strong>Photo courtesy of Verizon Networkfleet.</strong></em></p>

Caltrans has begun rolling out a $2.5 million telematics system on its fleet of 7,500 sedans, trucks, snowplows and portable signs in an effort to reduce fuel use and protect against theft.

Tags: Caltrans, Fleet Management Software, Vehicle Tracking, GPS

August 11 2014

Neb. County Considering Verizon Telematics System

The Gage County (Neb.) Board of Supervisors has begun considering Verizon's Networkfleet telematics system as a cost-savings measure for most of the county's vehicle fleet.

Tags: Elected Leaders, County Fleets, Verizon, Vehicle Tracking

April 03 2014

Verizon Networkfleet Expands GPS Coverage with Satellite Integration

Verizon Networkfleet is now offering Networkfleet Satellite Coverage, an expanded communications capability that provides continuous connectivity for uninterrupted fleet management.

Tags: GPS, Vehicle Tracking, Verizon

March 27 2014

PocGPS Offers Lifecycle Service Management

Coordinating service times, needs and costs in a network of vehicles can be managed with a central suite of tools that comes with many features and benefits.

Tags: Networkfleet, Vehicle Tracking, Fleet Management Software

October 24 2013

Ala. City Installs GPS Units to Reduce Fuel Consumption

Alexander City, Ala., is installing Networkfleet GPS units on its 176-unit fleet, with a goal of saving money by reducing fuel consumption, the Alexander City Outlook reported.

Tags: GPS, Networkfleet

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