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Why Employee Telematics Training Will Always Be Essential – In 2014 and Beyond

Research demonstrates that organizations which invest in employee training and continued education can realize the following measurable benefits: Employees that feel valued are typically more motivated and loyal. According to research data, 45 percent of employees say they’d feel more motivated if their organization invested in skills training. A motivated workforce increases productivity and decreases

Fleet Management with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)

Analyzing data derived from telematics is an everyday activity for many fleet managers, operations directors, and even business owners. Looking for trends, spotting future opportunities for savings, and getting a better idea of your on-road activities are just some of the many uses of fleet management technology. Adrian, a software developer at Geotab, explains that the

Elevated Risks of Driving During the Winter Season

With the busy holiday season upon us, we all need to become mindful of the elevated driving risks during winter.  The holidays are when roadway risks are at their highest, and attentiveness to driving can be compromised.  Factors such as nightfall occurring earlier, people driving under the influence and a growing number of distractions from

A Lesson Learned With Battery Replacement

With winter upon us, larger percentages of vehicles fail to start due to dead battery problems. Just last month, one of our Geotab employees experienced a battery problem, even though the temperature was still above 50 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 degrees Celsius. The employee needed to replace the battery which was only about 5 years

Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace

Finding success and staying relevant are two challenging goals for any business in today’s competitive markets that are constantly changing. Two major factors helping achieve these goals are increasing profit and sustaining income. However, a company’s ability to foster workplace creativity is a factor that’s often overlooked. This includes innovation in products, processes, or ideas

Who Says Hours of Service (HOS) Has to be Difficult?

In today’s society, everyone seems to have a smartphone or tablet device. In fact, a study of cell phone activities by the Pew Research Center shows that over 90 percent of American adults own a cell phone, and that these devices are used for much more than just making phone calls (i). In addition to

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