Any state agency can now purchase telematics technology from Geotab's California state contract.

Any state agency can now purchase telematics technology from Geotab's California state contract.

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Geotab, a provider of IoT and connected transportation, announced it has been awarded a single-source blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to supply the State of California and participating local government agency fleets with a telematics solution. State, municipal and county fleets may purchase the technology through the state contract.

The State of California has recently introduced several green initiatives targeted at improving fleet operations and reducing harmful environmental impacts. Its Sustainability Roadmap identified that a centralized telematics program is needed to help reduce fossil fuel usage, improve vehicle utilization, and reduce operating costs.

Through this new contract, Geotab has the opportunity to equip California state and municipal agency vehicles with its fleet management solution. Geotab announced earlier this year that the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded the company the largest telematics contract in history, right on the heels of the company becoming the first telematics company to receive FIPS 140-2 validation for its cryptographic library.

“Geotab is uniquely positioned to offer California state and local agencies an open telematics platform that can be used to help improve efficiency, intelligently electrify their fleets, reduce GHG emissions, optimize winter operations, streamline regulatory reporting and compliance, and much more,” added Jean Pilon-Bignell, associate vice president, Government and Smart City at Geotab. “We are confident that this partnership will not only help optimize fleet operations, but will also give regional governments unprecedented access to a leading edge computing and analytics platform that can put connected-vehicle data to use within a myriad of smart city and smart state initiatives.”

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