Telematics survey found key problems to address

Source: FleetAnswers In a recent survey of fleet professionals who are currently using telematics systems, fleet managers indicated that the overall satisfaction with their investment in telematics was not as high as it should be.

Only 47% of those who responded to the survey indicated that they were "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with their telematics service providers, and 28% of them reported feeling neutral about their service providers. This was after investing millions of dollars and working with some of the industry's top telematics service providers.

Telematics survey found key areas of satisfaction

Source: FleetAnswers For fleet managers, making the most out of the technology invested in is a critical component of running an effective and efficient fleet. A closer look at how fleet professionals use and benefit from their fleet telematics systems is one way in which fleet managers can improve their own implementation of these systems.

The dangers of distracted driving

Source: Coxwell One woman is driving down a quiet side street, applying her makeup, talking on speakerphone to her best friend, and simultaneously trying to eat her breakfast sandwich. A man is driving his children to school, but they are squabbling in the back and he keeps having to turn around to ask them to stop, to take a toy from them, and to make sure they’re okay in between sips of coffee. A third driver keeps changing the radio station and looking down to see if it’s her favourite channel yet so she can jam to her morning session.

Hill driving safety tips

Source: FleetAnswers When it comes to non-weather road hazards, hills are, perhaps, one of the more challenging risks. Hills create quite a number of dangers, including slipping hazards, decreased visibility and the surprise strain on your engine. With a large load, getting up a hill can also put extreme strain on the engine and demand more fuel than regular driving. Add slippery roads to the mix in rain, snow or ice, and the risk increases even more.

Technologies changing the trucking industry

Source: FleetAnswers Technology is constantly changing, and for those in the fleet management world, that technology is making their jobs easier. In the past decade, technology has become one of the most important tools of the modern fleet manager. Here's a closer look at the three technologies that are changing the trucking industry as we know it, and what can be expected in the future from them.

The Rise of Electric and Driverless Trucks

9 new innovations that are creating more fuel efficiency

Source: Muzi If you’re trying to improve your budget, protect the environment, or simply stop wasting so much money on gasoline, fuel efficiency is hugely important. With numerous innovations in automotive technology, vehicles are becoming more fuel-efficient and more affordable. Read More

Pickup trucks - fleet maintenance

Source: 51st State Autos Pickup trucks have always been popular in America, with their three top selling vehicles being pickups, and the Ford F150 being the most popular US car over the last 35 years. Now pickups are spreading beyond the US, and becoming popular globally. In part this is because of the utility of the cabs and comfort for fleet drivers.

ELD mandate bill hits house, may cause delays

Source: FleetAnswers The ELD Mandate deadline is looming, with December 2017 just around the corner, but a bill has been filed with the U.S. House that may cause a delay. For fleets that are scrambling to become complaint, this shift in focus is interesting. While it's too early to tell if the bill has enough backing to pass, it's worth looking at what it contains as the ELD deadline nears.

Where the Bill Stands

2017 Telematics Industry Insights Survey

An increasing number of companies are utilizing telematics solutions in their fleet operations. Understanding the ways that fleet professionals use this technology is important to improve the experiences of fleet managers who use them. If you are a telematics user, we would like to hear your experiences.

By completing this survey, you will be eligible to receive an electronic copy of the results. Results from this survey will allow you and your organization to:

Helping drivers adapt to electronic logging devices

Source: FleetAnswers Electronic logging devices, or ELDs, are not something your fleet can continue to ignore. At some point in the coming years, the law is going to require you to make the switch from paper logs to electronic. While you may have already embraced the benefits and recognized the inevitability of this switch, your drivers, especially those who have been driving for years or even decades, may struggle. Here are some tips to make the transition easier on your most valuable asset - your drivers.


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