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Verizon Acquires Telogis

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

Calif. County Pilots GPS in 200 Vehicles

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.

Ore. Begins Per-Mile Road Use Charge Program

The State of Oregon on July 1 kicked off a new pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program. This program charges volunteer users 1.5 cents per mile while driving in Oregon and allows them to receive credit on their bill for state gas tax paid at the pump.

Telematics Study Finds Waste In N.C. State Fleet

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.

Calif. City Adds More GPS Units to Fleet

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.

California Water Utility Weighs Leasing

In a push to decrease maintenance costs and increase the fleet’s overall MPG — and with the help of telematics data — this public utility’s fleet manager is putting a proposal together that would move the owned fleet to a full lease program.