GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. How can telematics be used to improve driver behavior?

August 25, 2017

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A. By monitoring a driver’s behavior in near real-time fleet managers can identify problem areas as they occur, and then provide immediate feedback. With today’s telematics technology, feedback can be delivered instantly, right after the unwanted driving event occurs.

In this way, the driver clearly knows what he or she did was outside of the acceptable practices and can modify his or her actions immediately. Driver coaching in the moment is much more effective in shaping behavior rather than instruction at a later time.

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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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