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An Unusual Fleet Safety Story

A rural power co-op needed a way for a lineman to call for help should an emergency situation arise. Five months later, the solution was put to good use.

A lineman for a power company in Oklahoma was in the bucket of this truck when it caught fire. He used a key fob "panic button" to alert authorities to the emergency and evacuated safely.

July 30, 2015

A rural power co-op needed a way for a lineman to call for help should an emergency situation arise. Five months later, the solution was put to good use.

Tags: telematics, driver safety, GPS Insight

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:32 AM | » Comments(0)

5 Work Truck Trends (and One Game-Changing Innovation)

These trend lines were gathered from the Work Truck Show, one of the year’s key mileposts to take stock of the industry.

This new propane auto gas dispenser makes propane refueling as easy as pumping retail gasoline.

March 12, 2015

These trend lines were gathered from the Work Truck Show, one of the year’s key mileposts to take stock of the industry.

Tags: telematics, Upfitting, Work Truck Show, Propane Autogas, Alternative Fuels, CNG Conversions, CNG, Hybrid Trucks

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, March 12, 2015 11:36 AM | » Comments(0)

Can You Imagine A World without Rental Counters?

It’s easy if you try.

January 14, 2015

It’s easy if you try.

Tags: telematics, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Verizon, Hertz, Car Sharing, Rent Centric, Silvercar

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:51 PM | » Comments(1)

Hertz San Diego Airport — the Future of Car Rental?

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

August 14, 2013

In San Diego, Hertz officially unveiled its new facility, along with plans for world domination.

Tags: telematics, Hertz, Car Sharing, Hertz NeverLost, GPS Tracking, Hertz 24/7, Hertz Gold Plus Rewards

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, August 14, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

10 Challenges to Reaping Telematics Value

July 24, 2013

Adoption rates of telematics GPS tracking systems in fleet have increased exponentially in the last five years. Here’s what fleets are going through to make the plunge and get the most out of their systems.

Tags: telematics, Fleet Managers

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, July 24, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Fleet Manager = Big Data Manager

May 23, 2013

Today's fleet manager is tasked with harnessing large amounts of data and turning the findings into actionable results. With so much technology driving so much information, the responsibility and burden are now greater than ever.

Tags: telematics, Fleet Management, Technology

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

What Keeps Leasing Company Execs Up at Night?

April 21, 2011

At NAFA’s fleet conference last week, heads of the major leasing companies talked about rising oil prices, distracted driving, changing to leasing rules and managing the rush of technology.

Tags: telematics, NAFA, Fuel Prices, FASB, Distracted Driving, Alternative Fuels

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:15 AM | » Comments(0)

Going Green in a Tough Economy

April 13, 2011

Hybrids and electric vehicles are still grabbing the most headlines. But at the NAFA Institute & Expo in Charlotte this week, the fleet industry explored more mundane ways to go green, save fuel and still keep costs in check.

Tags: NAFA, Battery-Electric Vehicles, EVs, telematics, Natural Gas Vehicles, Propane Autogas

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Wednesday, April 13, 2011 2:11 PM | » Comments(0)

8 Tips to Gaining Driver Buy-in on a Telematics System

December 30, 2010

After the pain of layoffs and cutbacks during the recession, your employees should get that business efficiency is paramount now more than ever before.

Tags: GPS, telematics

Author: Chris Brown | Posted @ Thursday, December 30, 2010 3:11 PM | » Comments(0)

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