Hit Your Triple Bottom Line With Fleet Management

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What is the triple bottom line? It is an expanded version of the business concept of the bottom line that includes social and environmental results, in addition to financial results. It is oftentimes simply referred to as the 3P’s, and includes the following:

Planet
The use of sustainable environmental practices and the reduction of environment impact.

People
The fair and favorable business practices regarding labor and the community in which the company conducts its business

Profit
The economic value created by the company, or the economic benefit to the surrounding community and society

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5 Ways To Chop Your Fuel Expenses Right Now

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It’s no surprise that Automotive Fleet continues to list fuel price volatility as one of the most pressing challenges faced by commercial fleets. Today’s elevated fuel prices cause fleet managers to spend as much as 30 percent of their budget on fuel alone.

As reported by the US Department of Energy, gap mileage decreases rapidly at speed above 50 mph. In fact, you can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.25 per gallon for gas.

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Study Finds One-Third of Drivers Admit to Texting and Driving

Distracted driving continues to be one of the most significant safety issues related to operating motor vehicles.  The challenges of enforcing corporate policy are significant.  The scope of the problem is immense.  A recent survey found more than 1/3 of all drivers admitted to texting while driving....what do you think the real percentages are?

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How Telematics Can Help Make Your Sales Team More Productive and Curtailing Aggressive Driving

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The thought leaders at Geotab presents us with ways telematics can empower your sales team, boosting your productivity, while curtailing aggressive driving.

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Fleet safety extends to vehicle selection

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Evaluating the safety of your fleet begins early during the buying process. Vehicle selection is key to protecting the occupants during all stages of a collision.

Recently, the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and High Country and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali 1500 have been selected as the first pickup trucks to receive the highest five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since 2011.

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Preventing Avoidable Accidents with Reverse Detection Telematics Functionality

Fleet operators understand it is important to ensure driver safety, which also includes taking into account the surrounding external environment. To help mitigate vehicle damage through unexpected accidents, one must not overlook driving in reverse events. Backing out of a parking spot, especially when in a hurry, can be a dangerous activity since other vehicles and pedestrians tend to be nearby and in motion. Surprisingly, it has been estimated that approximately 30 percent of all accidents occur when vehicles are moving in reverse.

Based on the high frequency and likelihood of these collisions, many vehicle manufacturers have added in vehicle in reverse beeping as an extra safety measure. The new Toyota Pruis, for instance, offers this audible functionality, which helps keeps the drivers alert, and consequently reduces insurance property damage claims.

It is recommended that drivers do not back up unless it is absolutely necessary. There are a many hazards to consider when reversing out of a parking spot, including the clearance space surrounding the vehicle, moving objects, and blind spots.

With telematics technology, employers can:

  • Set the GPS tracking device to beep whenever the driver is backing up
  • Set notification rules in the software in order to be informed of these events:
    Text message alerts
    Emailed alerts
    Screen pop-up alerts
  • Look at historic data to see whenever and wherever drivers went in reverse

Built-in fleet management technology detects reversing of a vehicle regardless of diagnostic computer data. This is done with the use of the accelerometer and algorithms to detect what direction the vehicle is going in.

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The Future of Telematics

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Telematics technology first emerged with the introduction of a tachograph more than 60 years ago. This is a simple mechanical disk covered with a paper graph that slowly records some the vehicles vital behavior.

In today’s modern world, we have products that go way beyond this with much richer information.

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Devices record the GPS position and acceleration of the vehicle in all directions. This reveals activity, harsh braking and other dangerous driving and accidents are detected.
 
Telematics Technology Engine Data
Devices are linked to the engine computers to extract key information about seat belt usage, fuel consumption, idling, odometer and the health of the engine.
 
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This information is cleverly combined with other data like posted roadspeed, engine fault codes and customers addresses to unlock key productivity, safety and operations data in an organisation.
 

What then is the future of telematics?

 
  • We expect to see more integration with mobile phones and smart in cab tablets. This will allows instant driver feedback through the spoken word and graphical data and better distracted driver monitoring.
  • We expect to see more acceptance and a stronger government push for driver accountability as it relates to safety.
  • There will be simpler and more powerful API’s to allow companies to integrate the rich data into their internal systems and processes and into other 3rd party products like route planning, maintenance and invoicing.
  • Costs for devices will continue to drop and the importance of these systems in managing operations will continue to rise.
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Geotab Ranks 18 in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Program

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Geotab is named as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 15th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards, The Fast 50 program recognizes the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Canada, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. Geotab's increase in revenues of 464 percent from 2007 to 2011 resulted in the 18th ranking spot.

“Canadian Fast 50 companies innovate, demonstrate entrepreneurship, create jobs, and invest in R&D,” said Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media& Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. “Geotab is an example of a company that shows passion, determination and drive that are so important for growth in the Canadian technology sector.”

Geotab's CEO Neil Cawse credits the company's team focus on numerous differentiators, including circuit board design, embedded firmware or application software with the company's 464 percent revenue growth. Cawse said, “Our success is a complete team effort from our front office administration team through product development and sales and support to production. Everyone at Geotab is committed and focused on making a difference in the world through our leading M2M telematics technology.

“Now in its 15th year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program recognizes leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown global leaders. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.           

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least five years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, and conduct research and development activities in Canada. A panel of industry experts evaluate and judge companies based on four key criteria: competitive advantage; size, growth, and market attractiveness; management effectiveness and organization; and financial performance.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15 Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth's resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HUB International HKMB, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

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