Tell Us Your Story!

We Hear a Lot of Great Success Stories

Fleetistics is sponsoring a contest for a chance to win an Amazon gift card when you tell us your story. We hear lots of great stories from our customers, all kinds of stories actually. Things like amazingly quick recovery of a stolen vehicle, litigation avoided after a collision based on telematics data, and one customer reported discovering that his clients with the prettiest receptionists always received much longer stops than others.

Tell Us Your Story

With that in mind, tell us your story!

We want to hear your GPS tracking success story. Your experience could be exactly what someone else needs to know, so tell us your story for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Even better, have your story featured on Fleetistics’ Blog with a link back to your business. Only Fleetistics’ customers are eligible to win.

Put those writing skills to work and tell us your story today. Email it to contact@fleetistics.com. Deadline for submissions is January 29, 2021. We will select a winner from the submissions we receive to tell your story in an upcoming blog post. Your name, logo, and a link to your website (with your approval) will be posted as well. We look forward to hearing about your success with telematics and sharing your story with others. So send us your story today!

Phones Down, Eyes Up Benefit Concert

The Phones Down, Eyes Up Campaign

Phones Down, Eyes Up was initiated in honor of Brandon Walli. Sadly, Brandon lost his life at the age of 23 while crossing the road in 2016. It was thought that he had been texting and walking at the time. Brandon’s father, Tom Walli, and Geotab are hosting this free concert and informational event to shed light on managing device distraction in everyday life.

Phones Down Eyes Up Virtual Concert

It’s a Global Event

At this year’s Phones Down, Eyes Up Benefit Concert, Geotab is switching things up by going virtual. Viewers from around the world will join together for a fun-filled evening with musical performances made by Geotab’s employees. The virtual concert will help to continue Geotab’s efforts to raise awareness surrounding the dangers of distracted driving and the responsibility we all have in helping to reduce traffic and pedestrian-related accidents.
Join viewers from around the world and enjoy live music while supporting a great cause!. The virtual concert will continue the company’s efforts to raise awareness surrounding the dangers of distracted driving and the responsibility we all have in helping to reduce traffic and pedestrian-related accidents.

For every person that watches the virtual benefit concert, Geotab will donate $5 to Brake, a registered charity with various global initiatives that strive to promote road safety, sustainable transport, and supporting victims of road crashes.

We hope to “see” you at the Phones Down, Eyes Up global virtual concert!

What are you thankful for?

Being Thankful in 2020

What are you thankful for? Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to reflect on all of the things we have to be thankful for. Considering the challenges we have all faced in 2020, we think it appropriate to pause this week and share some of the things we acknowledge our gratitude for.
What are you thankful for?

As an organization, we are grateful that…

  • The great majority of our clients are surviving the impact of this unprecedented pandemic.
  • We were able to help many of our clients who were impacted, and that many of our suppliers stepped up to help us help them.
  • The people in our community have heeded the guidelines to minimize the risk. We have had no reports of employees having had the virus.
  • That we are able to help our customers improve safety & save lives.
  • Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant are readily available.

We asked our staff what they are thankful for and received the following responses.

I am thankful for the long partnerships with have with our customers.
Eron Iler

President, Fleetistics

No matter how big or small, I am grateful for them all… our customers! I am also very grateful for our amazing staff who work so hard to provide excellent customer service.
Amy Anderson Iler

VP of Finance, Fleetistics

My health, the health of my family, friends, co-workers and customers.
Amy Naylor

Director of Customer Relations, Fleetistics

Clients that continued to do business as usual in spite of COVID 19.
Brandon Santiago

Sales Manager, Fleetistics

I am thankful for my children.
Sergio Pardo

Sr. Solutions Technician, Fleetistics

To work with such a great group of people that care about so much more than just themselves.
Lynn Rios

Solutions & Communications Specialist, Fleetistics

For working with a staff that truly cares about customers.
Darryl Arnold

Director of Product Development, Fleetistics

For being in good health.
Christine Reisig

Shipping Administrator, Fleetistics

That my home family and work family have been safe, and there for one another throughout this turmoil that has been 2020.
Kim Thoman

Business Analyst

For God, my kid, and technology allowing for remote work.
Josh Holcombe

IGTech365

For having a job through COVID with flexibility for personal time off.
Richard Snell & Jesse Smith

IGTech365

So what are you thankful for?

Geotab Drive release 2004 – What’s New?

Ready for what’s new in Geotab Drive release 2004? To see all of the coming Geotab Drive updates vist Geotab’s blog. Here are the highlights:

Geotab Drive

Starting and Ending Odometer

In Compliance Print view on the Drive App, the system now automatically populates the starting and ending odometer fields for the vehicles used by the Driver.

Updated DVIR and DVIR attestations in Geotab Drive release 2004

New DVIR attestations are available for jurisdictions that require a specific declaration. Primarily, this is to assure compliance for our Canadian clients. Also, new DVIR fields address Canadian DVIR requirements.

Updated Clock-in/Clock-out feature

Custom code required for the Clock-in/Clock-out feature has been removed. Instead, the Clock-in/Clock-out feature is now available when Feature Preview is enabled.

Added Media Clearances to default Drive App clearance

With the new capabilities to add media files to DVIR records, additional clearances have been added to the default Drive App security user type. This allows drivers by default to administer and view media files.

Updated HOS Logs assignment

In MyGeotab, administrators can now select the correct driver using the drop down menu on the HOS Logs page. If the selected driver is not indicated as a co-driver on the HOS log, the system ignores the logs edited for the original driver and suggests new logs for the selected driver. Correcting availability for both drivers in a single edit in Geotab Drive release 2004, simplifies admin log corrections. The suggested logs for the new driver are in a requested state.

Messaging is out of Feature Preview

After several updates, the Messages feature is now out of Feature Preview. As announced in the previous release, the Messages feature has been updated.

In Geotab Drive release 2004, easily stay connected with your drivers using the new consolidated messaging feature. Threaded views provide conversation-style messages with simple to use input controls such as adding links and canned replies. Messages can be sent to devices for anyone driving the vehicle to see, or directly to users for private two-way communication. Unread messages display in tab titles for easy detection, or as shortcuts under Notifications on the main title bar. Messages can be searched using date and display filters for accurate and friendly searches.

As seen in the images below, there are now designated sections for messages to the vehicle and messages to the logged-in user. In the section for user messages, the dispatch can privately communicate between the drivers. Drivers can now communicate without first selecting a vehicle, as well as message the dispatch through the vehicle messages section or by clicking the Message Dispatch button.

MyGeotab Release 2004 – What’s New?

MyGeotab 2004 release notes

MyGeotab release 2004 preview notes were published on October 23. It seems like we just announced the updates for MyGeotab release 2003 and the 2004 release is already upon us. Time flies! Here are just the highlights of what’s coming.

Much of what you will see below is only available in feature preview. To select the feature preview option, follow the instructions at this link (click here). Also, we thought it far too much to throw at you all at once, so we are sharing just our favorites. To see it all, including updates to the SDK, just visit the Geotab Blog.

New MyGeotab UI Design

Much has been redesigned in the look and feel of the user interface. The new and improved design focuses on drawing the eye to the important areas of the page. It uses simple and clean colors and fonts. The navigation icons have been redesigned to focus on the meaning behind each symbol. Color is used to clearly indicate the currently selected item. Buttons and components have been updated to be more intuitive and to follow modern patterns. The new design is ready to be used immediately with no re-training required.

Areas where you will see these design changes are the dashboard, vehicles page, users, zones, speed profile, trailers, groups, system settings, rules and rules edit, DVIR pages, customer visits, map and trips history, routes, help guide, custom reports, risk management, and engine measurements. That’s almost everywhere! Please let Geotab know what you think of the new changes by filling out this feedback survey.

MyGeotab release 2004 vehicles

Scheduled Reports

Do you prefer to receive a notification your scheduled report is available instead of an email attachment? For customers who have security in mind, there is a new setting available. In System Settings > Privacy Settings, there is now an option that allows you to choose whether or not you want to receive your reports as email attachments. You can choose between receiving an email with an attachment or just a notification with instructions on where to go in MyGeotab to download it. There is also a new option in the upper right corner to select My Reports.

Area Activity Search in MyGeotab Release 2004

Have you ever needed to investigate what happened in a particular area over a specific period of time? Perhaps you got a call from someone saying one of your drivers did not pick up a load last Friday at 4pm? Now you can easily search on the map when this happens. Simply zoom in to the area, click the particular location, select Area Activity, and enter your date and time range. MyGeotab takes you to the Trips History page, where the exact vehicles that were in the area and trips that happened during that time are displayed. Please note that you may need to adjust your zoom level before the Area Activity feature becomes available.
Area Activity search

Show Traffic settings

Many users leverage the Show Traffic setting on the live map to better manage their fleet. For ease of use, MyGeotab will now remember if you have turned this setting on the next time you log in.

Adding Vehicles without device serial numbers

You can now add vehicles into the system without a device serial number. Some of the use cases for this feature are:

  • If you know the vehicle you plan on installing a telematics device in, but don’t have the device yet, you can now add the vehicle into the system. Have everything set up with the appropriate name, groups, license plate, and other information, then add the serial number when the device is received.
  • When you have assets that you want to do inspections against or set maintenance reminders for, but may not need a telematics device for, those assets can now be added to MyGeotab.

If you are interested in testing this feature, let us know as it is not available by default. Please note that functionality is very limited without a telematics device.

Custom keys for drivers

Third-party keys for drivers can now be added as custom keys in MyGeotab. Simply open the Edit User page and add the key under the Driver tab, or add the key under the same tab when adding a new user.

Select all functionality now checks for applied filters.

Previously, when using the select all functionality on relevant pages, such as Vehicles and Users, the system did not check for applied filters. Finally, the change was made to apply any filters chosen on the page when performing bulk actions such as editing.

MyGeotab Release 2004 no need to know database name to reset password

Users no longer need to enter their database name as a part of the reset password process. Most end users were not aware of the database name, so it has been removed as a requirement and replaced by a CAPTCHA form to prevent misuse.

Percentage over speed limit

Some regions of the world assess speeding fines based upon a percentage over the speed limit. You can now choose how you want to monitor speeding based on a value or a percentage.