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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Scott Sutarik

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

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