GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. What are some basic benefits that trucking fleets can get out of GPS tracking/telematics?

February 6, 2017

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A. You can improve routing efficiency and reduce drive time by planning routes based on customer locations, pick-up and drop-off times, and traffic patterns.  Telematics can record driver behavior, helping to examine such things as hard stops and speeding, which helps to provide more tailored driver training and coaching improvements as the incidents occur. Fuel consumption and overall MPG can be recorded.

You can monitor and subsequently reduce idling, decreasing your fleet's overall CO2 emissions and fuel costs.  Devices can monitor engine diagnostic trouble codes and set up reminders for proactive maintenance scheduling. Improve security of driver, vehicle, and cargo by knowing exact locations of all your vehicles at any given time. Help ensure compliance of federal regulations through better transparency over maintenance and the safety of your fleet.

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