As a fleet manager or business owner you may be looking for ways to reduce business costs or vehicle operating expenses. This is a fundamental problem for fleet managers when we first meet them. Take Rick A. for example. Rick’s business is all about getting the service truck to the customer. In the towing industry, customers on the receiving end want to know one thing: “When is my tow truck driver going to be here?”
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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

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

The History of Telematics and Fleet Management

Industries throughout the world heard from the 1970s forward that computers would revolutionize the world. By the 1980s, computers made their way into our business offices, our living rooms and school systems, available to more people than ever before, and the emergence of the Internet and the World Wide Web in the 1990s changed how we live our lives and conduct business forever.
Within the shipping business, technology like video telematics has evolved to transform the way vehicles are tracked throughout the world. Read More