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Monthly Archives: September 2017

ELD Extension Act Defeated in U.S. Congress

The news headlines have been filled with discussion about a potential delay of the ELD mandate. This article seeks to set the record straight about where the ELD mandate stands. ELD Extension Act Defeated On July 18 of this year, Rep Brian Babin (R-TX-36) introduced H.R. 3282, the ELD Extension Act of 2017 that would

Connected Cars Detect Mexico Earthquake

Mexico City and surrounding areas underwent a significant earthquake registering 7.1 on the Richter scale on September 19 at around 1:15 PM CT. As hurricanes have swept through the Caribbean and southern U.S. in the last few weeks, this was yet another natural disaster that left a mark on 2017. With more than 25,000 Geotab

The New Essential Skill for Managers: Information Graphics

When you’re trying to share information, data alone isn’t enough. Charts, maps, dashboards, and information graphics help communicate the value or lessons in the data to others. Translating data into imagery — this is known as data visualization. In addition to traditional management skills like communication and negotiation, data visualization is now an essential tool

Showing the Value of Employee GPS Tracking

Traditionally, there has been some opposition from unions to the use of vehicle telematics, primarily because of the insights it gives an organization about people’s actions (or lack thereof). However, more and more it is being recognized as an essential fleet management tool. How can companies implement employee GPS tracking without stressing their labour relationships?

Geotab Hurricane Assistance for Fleets

The devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma has affected fleets across the Gulf Coast, Southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean and will continue to do so for a long time. As the recovery gets underway, a unified effort is needed to support these businesses in rebuilding. Geotab is committed to assisting our fleets during the Hurricane

5 Tools for Optimal First Responder Fleet Vehicle Tracking

Many fleets are concerned with responding quickly, but for police, first responders, and emergency medical services (EMS), it affects lives. In addition to day-to-day challenges, many factors such as growing cities, increasing number of calls, or understaffing put extra pressure on fleets when trying to meet targets. In this article, we review some solutions that

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