Government Fleet Top News

Utility Fleets Strive to Boost Driver Productivity

May 27, 2011

MT. LAUREL, NJ - Increasing driver productivity was found to be the most common objective for utility fleet managers implementing GPS/telematics systems, according to a recent Utility Fleet Benchmarking Survey conducted by Automotive Resources International (ARI).

"We know through successes with our customers that GPS & telematics systems in company vehicles increase driver productivity," commented Tony Candeloro, ARI director, client information systems. "More industries are asking us for solutions that include two-way messaging, work order and job status updates, voice navigation, Smartphone integration, and so forth."

The study also showed that fuel management, fleet risk, and total cost of ownership are areas that utility fleet managers most target for cost reduction using GPS/telematics. This trend is seen in the increased requests for driver behavior modification systems - which detect and alert for speeding, seat belt usage, sharp turns, hard stops, and rapid acceleration - and in-cab camera systems that provide visual proof of outside conditions and driver behavior.

The ARI survey included electric, gas and water utility companies, propane companies, and utility contractors.

 

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Do you insure your technicians personal tools? Do you have any policies in regards to technicians keeping a personal inventory of their...

View Topic

Hi everyone! Just wanted to remind you about fleetDOCs, our library of fleet-related documents. Users can upload any relevant fleet...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1055 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Lynda Dinwiddie works as the associate VP of fleet and travel for LabCorp.

Read more