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Enterprise Launches Telematics Product for Truck Rental Customers

December 1, 2017

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Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.
Photo: Enterprise Truck Rental.

Enterprise Truck Rental has launched Enterprise Telematics, an optional feature of the Enterprise Truck Rental offering in the U.S. and Canada.

Any commercial truck renter can utilize Enterprise Telematics when added to the rental agreement – regardless of the length of rental.

If purchased as part of the rental agreement, Enterprise Telematics is turned on when the truck is rented and turned off when the rental is returned. This can be helpful for customers in construction, landscaping, and other seasonal or project-based industries, according to the company.

Powered by telematics provider Geotab, Enterprise Telematics provides real-time tracking data for monitoring vehicle and driver performance.

Enterprise Truck Rental has been using telematics devices for several years for vehicle maintenance and safety. According to the company, thousands of vehicles in the Enterprise Truck Rental fleet are already equipped with Geotab’s telematics technology.

“We have a longstanding relationship with Enterprise and have worked closely with them to develop the Enterprise Telematics solution,” said Neil Cawse, CEO of Geotab. “Enterprise Telematics is an innovative solution that makes it easy for Enterprise Truck Rental customers to manage a vehicle’s activity in a manner that is uniquely convenient and accessible.”

Enterprise Telematics has three service level options, including a fully compliant electronic logging device (ELD) solution, which allows U.S. customers to adhere to federal ELD requirements. Effective Dec. 18, commercial drivers who are required to complete hours-of-service (HOS) records of duty status (RODS) must replace traditional paper logbooks with ELD technology.

“Whether you are required to use telematics to comply with the ELD mandate or want to track and optimize the performance of your trucks and drivers for a day, a month, or a year, Enterprise Telematics has the solution you need,” said Frank Thurman, corporate vice president of Enterprise Truck Rental. “It has always been an Enterprise practice to listen to our customers. Enterprise Telematics is just one more way for us to satisfy our customers’ transportation needs.”

Enterprise Telematics offers other features, including:

  • Driver safety: Access to risk and safety scorecards, performance reporting, in-vehicle driver coaching, and safety rules like seatbelt utilization to help improve driver safety on the road.
  • Maximizing fleet and driver productivity: Real-time route-change and fuel-usage tracking, fleet and driver performance reporting, safety and idle-time comparisons, and customized reports.
  • Access to data: After registering at EnterpriseTrucks.com/Telematics, telematics data can be accessed through a mobile app or website.

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