When it comes to issues in fleet management like fuel usage, idle time and route optimization, we usually turn our attention to the benefits of telematics and GPS tracking through the lens of ROI, improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. After all, these are extremely important. But what about the carbon emissions impact of commercial vehicles? Read More

The United States has a system of weighing stations that monitor the weight, safety and emissions of commercial vehicles. The program is overseen by the Department of Transportation and managed by state or local authorities. Weigh station bypass programs allow truck drivers to avoid weigh stations if they have been deemed eligible for a bypass based on safety records, emissions compliance and other factors. Read More

For businesses from enterprise trucking to small fleets of field service providers, the question of tracking, video and privacy will inevitably surface. One of our customers at Thompson Trading recently used the GPS Trackit solution to uncover some employee behaviors that went against protocol, costing the company in wasted labor costs. Once they learned what was happening, correcting those employee behaviors created an “instant ROI” in the form of eliminating wasteful costs stemming from unethical behavior.  Read More

Fleet management video cameras or dashcams may be essential for protecting your fleet, but how can you get your drivers to accept it?

It’s easy to find driver comments online about dash cams. Some experienced drivers take pride in their safety records and feel the dash cam is an intrusion or a cause for stress. A few drivers mention how video can prove that the car driver is often at fault in an accident with fleet trucks. This video evidence can exonerate the professional fleet truck driver and reduce expensive insurance claims How can we answer driver questions and make it easier for them to see the value of dashcams in their fleet vehicles?. Read More

IVMS Tracking: Everything You Need to Know

Transportation and logistics can be complicated. You have a full plate with managing driving habits, delivering loads on time, responding to roadside emergencies and monitoring large fleets of vehicles. There is plenty of room for driver and route optimization as well as cost optimizations and quicker disaster response. What if you could preserve your drivers’ health and better maintain your fleet while saving on cost and delivering more quickly?

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What States Require Driver Consent for GPS Tracking and Video Telematics?

Using GPS tracking and video recording is common in modern fleet management. GPS tracking improves navigation, helps drivers find faster routes by avoiding traffic, and helps them save on gas. Businesses are also able to provide their clients with up-to-the-minute updates about shipment locations and driver progress. But businesses need to consider whether they are legally allowed to use these tools. Read More

Is Fleet Management Smarter with GPS Tracking?

Can we take a moment to discuss what counts as a “smarter” solution?
Smart solutions help anticipate problems and solve them before they turn into operational hazards. For instance, Tyrel Steffen runs field operations for Classic Installs – a national kitchen installer for commercial kitchens. Tyrel has drivers across the country working at night to deliver their turnkey solution. With GPS Trackit, Tyrel monitors error codes and can easily turn days of lost productivity into a couple of hours of downtime by scheduling preventative maintenance with drivers in the field. Read More

Essentials for Your Fleet Management Toolbox

Does your shipping business have the right tools in its fleet management toolbox?
At this time, consolidating your fleet management needs into one system is the easiest, most efficient way to run your business, for the fleet management system that satisfies your needs quickly, monitoring your drivers’ safety and the quality of your vehicles, is the one for you.
Immediate alerts regarding your trucks’ locations and any issues that arise with them are the key to your success. The faster you’re able to react to situations or provide your customers with information about the location of their goods, the better your business will be. Read More

Smart Fleet Management: Supercharge with Open API and Third-Party Integrations

Modern fleet management makes use of data from the best technologies to determine the needs of your business. Separate innovations have given us GPS tracking software, temperature gauges within refrigerated trucks, video feeds from dashcams, and more data. The way that those applications and programs interact with each other is essential to gathering clear information quickly. Read More