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Dashcam Catches Flying Car

Dashcam Catches Flying Car

Upper Deck Parking

Dashcam Catches Vehicle Crash
Car jumps median, caught on dashcam
“Recreational marijuana slows response time and will lead to increased accidents.”

A Car Somehow Crashed Into the Second Story of a California Building

Source: Time.com

A dash camera caught a car traveling at a high rate of speed crashing into the second story of a dental office. The car hit the median at a which acted as a ramp, launching the car into the second story office. The passengers were relatively unharmed and one person was able to escape from the vehicle before fire rescue arrived. The passengers admitted to being literally high on narcotics.

Dash cameras are about the only defense a fleet operator has to combat a wild story such as this. The Fleetistics GPS tracking system, includes telematics and HOS but can also be integrated with in vehicle camera systems to capture exact information during an accident. GPS tracking is great but there are behaviors and situations that a dash camera can prove invaluable. When it comes to proving your innocence, there is nothing like having dash camera video. The flip side it, dash camera video can be subpoenaed and quickly be used against you. If your company is focused on fleet safety, a dash camera system is a good investment.

GPS Tracker Highlights Abuse

GPS Tracker Highlights Abuse

Truck Abuse

What is the cost to the employer in time, liability, and fuel?

Gone Fishing

We’ve seen this a thousand times over the years. Company fleet vehicles being used to facilitate recreational activities. Car trackers can sometimes highlight this type of vehicle misuse but it can be difficult. What you want to look for in the GPS tracker website is vehicle activity that is off route, movement after hours, or a vehicle that stops tracking unexpectedly. Other indicators might be low productivity per hour compared to others, higher fuel costs or lower MPG per dollar generated or higher wages and fewer service calls completed.

Addressing unwanted driving starts with proper implementation. Read the Fleetistics guide to introducing car tracking to your employees.

 

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Fleet Tracking with Weather Radar

Fleet Tracking with Weather Radar

Weather Radar Improves Trucking Safety

Weather Radar HOS Trucking

Weather radar enables dispatchers to account for delayed delivery, slower travel times and HOS exceptions.

Weather Radar with GPS Tracking

When Time Counts

When the weather turns bad, consider how frequently you check the weather radar. You recognize the importance of good weather radar and data in your personal life, but do you apply the same to your fleet management practices? Weather radar provides information on more than just rain and snow. There are weather services that can predict black ice, surface temperatures and even tornado several hours into the future. The impact of good weather radar for drivers and dispatchers cannot be overestimated.

 

 

Free Weather Radar with GPS Tracking Service – Learn More

National Dispatching

When a team of people in a New York call center are dispatching trucks across the country, they must understand the weather factors in areas they are unfamiliar with. When there is 5′ of snow on the ground it is foolish to attempt a delivery to some areas. When dispatchers are able to see areas of heavy snow or probable black ice, they can route vehicles around hazardous weather and produce more revenue than otherwise possible. Drivers arrive alive. Trucks are not stuck or involved in accidents and customers expectations are managed and met more consistently.

Predictive Logistics

Wouldn’t it be great to know what is going to be needed before you received the order so you can offer just in time delivery of inventory? Everyone is familiar with the challenge of having the right inventory on hand to meet spikes in demand. Understanding where short-term demand will take place and how to get the supplies to meet the demand, can result in significant revenue increases. Of course you have the option to continue to do business the old way and respond two weeks after the demand has passed.

With almost everything in this country moving by truck at some point, knowing how weather impacts supply on short-term demands is critical. In many industries weather impacts demand in addition to supply. If a cold snap means the corns gets picked early, having trucks available to transport the corn is vital. If more tires are needed when the temperature exceeds 110 degrees in Arizona, having a 2 day heads up to move inventory can mean a spike in revenue. Being HOS compliant means not getting stuck in a hotel for 12 hours.

Weather Radar Integrated with GPS Tracking

With over 17 years of experience working with fleets, Fleetistics recognizes the need for fleet operators to see the location of their vehicles on same map during major weather events. Fleetistics customers utilizing Geotab telematics devices can choose from a variety of weather map layers depending on their location and transportation needs. Companies providing roadside assistance, to truckers, can deploy their technicians in a safer manner or change the schedule based on weather conditions to keep employees safe and customers serviced.

Free Roadside Assistance

Free Roadside Assistance

Geotab Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance for Fleets

Geotab roadside assistance is an easy-to-use solution for dispatching assistance to fleet vehicles in distress.

Roadside Assistance

Geotab is pleased to announce the launch of the Geotab Roadside add-In with the ProPlus service plan — an easy-to-use solution for dispatching roadside assistance to light duty fleet vehicles. Seamlessly integrated with MyGeotab fleet management software and the Geotab Drive mobile app, Geotab Roadside gets your vehicles back on the road and back to business. Learn more about the Geotab tracking device and telematics system.

Geotab Roadside connects Geotab’s best-in-class fleet telematics with the Rapitow roadside assistance network of over 45,000 service providers. Just call or tap for assistance. Services are provided 24/7 and 365 days per year.

 

Requirements:

  1. Light duty vehicles
  2. All vehicles must be on ProPlus for at least a 90 day period
  3. Up to date account balance

 

Services Included:

  1. Battery boost
  2. Flat tire change
  3. Fuel delivery, up to 3 gals
  4. Locksmith
  5. Towing (free up to 25 miles)
  6. Winching (unstuck)
  7. Other – preferred pricing

 

ProPlus Fleet Tracking by Geotab

Geotab Roadside is offered free of charge for light-duty vehicles located in the U.S. and Canada, with a fleet-wide* subscription to the Geotab ProPlus plan. This includes towing for up to 25 miles (40 kilometers), tire changes, battery boosts, fuel delivery, winching and lockout services. Standard rates apply for servicing medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles and for light-duty vehicle services exceeding the no-charge services included.

 

More Information

Fleetistics is a national distributor of the Geotab GPS tracker, telematics and fleet management platform. Contact Fleetistics at 855-300-0527 to learn more about the roadside assistance program included with the ProPlus service plan.

GPS Vehicle & Asset Tracking Educational Webinar

GPS Vehicle & Asset Tracking Educational Webinar

Education is Key

GPS Vehicle & Asset Tracking Educational Webinar

Many fleet owners understand there is value in GPS vehicle and asset tracking technology but they don’t know where to begin or understand the overall technology. By not knowing what to ask or look for a fleet manager is subject to a sales person’s perspective, option, guidance or twist on a solution to stated fleet problems.

We’ve all heard education is power but it also money. If you are not educated and make a bad in investment, it will cost you or your company money. As in most industries and situations, there may be 3-4 ways to resolve an issue with a technology solution. In every industry there is low end, low-cost solutions all the way to expensive and complete solutions. Knowing what you need, understanding the technology and being clear on a process will ensure you get the right solution for the lowest investment.

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