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April 6, 2017

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, for most fleets, the return on investment more than pays for telematics start-up costs...

April 6, 2017

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. The vehicle should experience no downtime, since ExpressFleet plugs directly into the OBD II port. A specialized technician is not required to install it...

April 6, 2017

Q. Is piloting a telematics system on just one or two vehicles enough or do I need to pilot it on more vehicles?

A. Piloting one or two vehicles can certainly give a sense of how a telematics solution works, but capturing data over a larger, representative sampling of the fleet will give better insight...

April 6, 2017

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

A. Passive GPS doesn’t track a vehicle in real time. Instead, it stores information, which is then downloaded once the vehicle has been returned to the office. Active GPS, on the other hand...

April 6, 2017

Q. Is the OBD-II port occupied or does the telematics device allow for maintenance diagnostics machines to plug in without needing to unhook the device?

A. Yes, ExpressFleet tracking devices are plugged into the OBD-II port, which means maintenance technicians will have to remove the device to access the OBD-II port.

April 6, 2017

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 traveling in the mapped area.

April 6, 2017

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 and can be set...

April 6, 2017

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 ROI. ExpressFleet’s 3D mapping technologies and...

April 6, 2017

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 ROI. ExpressFleet’s 3D mapping technologies and built-in Garmin integration help fleet managers and drivers manage workloads...

April 6, 2017

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 and can be set up for each vehicle...

April 6, 2017

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 traveling in the mapped area.

April 6, 2017

Q. Is the OBD-II port occupied or does the telematics device allow for maintenance diagnostics machines to plug in without needing to unhook the device?

A. Yes, ExpressFleet tracking devices are plugged into the OBD-II port, which means maintenance technicians will have to remove the device to access the OBD-II port.

April 6, 2017

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...

April 6, 2017

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

A. In those unusual circumstances when ExpressFleet does not have connectivity, data will continue to be captured. It won’t be transmitted to the fleet manager until the vehicle returns to an area with a strong signal.

April 6, 2017

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

A. Passive GPS doesn’t track a vehicle in real time. Instead, it stores information, which is then downloaded once the vehicle has been returned to the office. Active GPS, on the other hand...

April 6, 2017

Q. Is piloting a telematics system on just one or two vehicles enough or do I need to pilot it on more vehicles?

A. Piloting one or two vehicles can certainly give a sense of how a telematics solution works, but capturing data over a larger...

April 6, 2017

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. The vehicle should experience no downtime, since ExpressFleet plugs directly into the OBD II port. A specialized technician...

April 6, 2017

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, for most fleets, the return on investment more than pays for telematics start-up costs...

April 6, 2017

Geotab Opens Platform To Third-Party Telematics Devices

Geotab has launched its Third-Party Device plan, which allows customers to bring a third-party telematics device and enjoy the advanced notifications, reporting, dashboards, and data analytics offered by the MyGeotab software, according to the company.

April 6, 2017

DOJ Adds Telematics to Prisoner Transport Buses

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

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