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Telematics glossary: 100+ terms to know
Get up to speed with this ultimate telematics glossary.
July 2, 2020
Fleet Industry Trends report now available in MyGeotab
MyGeotab users will have access to regularly updated fleet industry trends right from their Dashboard.
June 4, 2019
World’s longest highways: Australia’s Highway 1
Take a detour and read about Australia’s Highway 1, the world’s second longest highway, which loops around the Australian coast.
May 10, 2019
Why Geotab is a great place to work
Get to know why Geotab is a great place to work. Our HR Team shares company milestones from 2018… and a preview of what to expect in 2019.
January 28, 2019
VTTI study shows automated driver training reduced risky driving
A VTTI study of automated driver training found significant reductions in risky driving.
January 23, 2019
Electrify your fleet: Q&A with the expert
The EV telematics expert answers your questions on how many electric vehicles to buy and when. Learn how to electrify your fleet the right way.
November 21, 2018
Are heavy-duty trucks the key to solving air pollution?
How are governments tackling air pollution and trucks?
October 25, 2018
The diesel decline and what it means for fleet managers
The diesel craze is over. Find out why there's a diesel decline in Europe and what car manufacturers are doing in response
August 23, 2018
What is smart mobility?
Smart mobility is a new and revolutionary way of thinking about how we get around — one that is cleaner, safer, and more efficient
August 21, 2018
3 takeaways from global fleet management trends
Read about the key trends in global fleet management right now. Learn 3 takeaways for better collaboration and communication
August 20, 2018
Taking a look at the truck parking challenge
An overview of key challenges and updates in the trucking industry, including truck parking, electronic logging and driver recruitment
August 16, 2018
New study: Be alert to moose car crash risk
A study by University of Toronto students using Geotab’s Intelligence Data analyzed hazardous driving areas and moose car crash data
August 14, 2018
A fresh take on improving fleet efficiency
Is it possible to increase safety, productivity and efficiency at the same time? Read about fresh approaches to fleet efficiency.
August 3, 2018
What causes traffic congestion?
There are four types of traffic congestion: environmental, mechanical, human and infrastructure-related.
July 25, 2018
3 ways to save money with fleet safety management
Save money by running a safer fleet. Learn about three areas of fleet safety management that can help your company’s bottom line.
April 27, 2018
Sneak preview of Geotab CONNECT 2018
The wheels are in motion for GEOTAB CONNECT 2018. Find out who is speaking and what's in store for attendees.
April 26, 2018
6 road crash statistics you shouldn’t ignore
Read and share these road crash statistics on speeding, seat belt use and fatigue to raise awareness about driver and road safety.
December 19, 2017
Geotab wins GreenFleet award for IT Innovation
Geotab has won the 2017 GreenFleet Award in IT Innovation for developing technology that supports fleet sustainability and efficiency.
December 18, 2017
Busiest highways in America: I-90
Interstate 90 is the longest and one of the busiest highways in America. Read the story behind this well-traveled road.
December 8, 2017
9 must-do fall foliage drives in the U.S. and Canada
Read a list of the top fall foliage drives. Take a roadtrip and enjoy the colors! Includes Door County, MI, the Million Dollar Highway, and more.
November 1, 2017
Dead reckoning navigation: assisting position accuracy
Dead reckoning navigation, with roots in marine and air navigation, is used in scenarios where satellite signals are blocked.
October 25, 2017
Telematics system integration in trucking
Read how carriers are using telematics system integration with TMS and fuel tax reporting to automate and stay competitive.
October 23, 2017
Green fleets help fight the war against air pollution
How green fleets in Europe are looking to innovation and clean vehicles to respond to pollution concerns and car-free regulations.
October 19, 2017
Drowsy driving - it’s time to wake up
Drowsy driving is a factor in more than 100,000 crashes in the U.S. Read important statistics and learn about fleet tools for detecting driver fatigue.
October 2, 2017
ELD Extension Act defeated in U.S. Congress
Will there be an ELD extension? Read an update on the ELD mandate compliance date and see a timeline of electronic logging device news.
September 25, 2017
Securing the future of connected mobility
Access to data is a key principle of connected mobility and essential business requirement for fleets and companies in fleet management, leasing and rental.
April 17, 2017
Get ready for the FSMA transportation rule deadline
The FSMA transportation rule protects food safety by setting out specific requirements for shippers transporting food in the United States.
March 24, 2017
Geotab named winner of Halton Tech Innovation award
Haltech recognizes Geotab for excellence in tech innovation for development of Active Tracking and GO TALK solutions for fleet management.
June 3, 2016
How to use the Geotab data feed
Pull live or historical data quickly with the Geotab SDK data feed. Video transcription of the DEV Channel video with step-by-step instructions.
May 30, 2016
Intro to the Geotab software development kit (SDK video)
DEV Channel SDK video - Steve Hansen provides step by step instructions on how to get started in the Geotab Software Development Kit.
April 26, 2016
Geotab wins Oakville Innovation award
Geotab was named Oakville’s Large Business of the Year at the 2015 Oakville Awards for Business Excellence.
March 24, 2016
TLS 1.2 upgrade notice: update browser and .NET
In April 2016, Geotab is removing support for the TLS 1.0 and 1.1 protocols. To ensure your applications continue to function, upgrade to at least .NET 4.5.
January 14, 2016
Geotab & Red Hawk win Connected World Silver Award
Geotab and Red Hawk Fire & Security were named as a silver award winner at the 2015 Connected World Awards Gala.
March 2, 2015
Better practices for the MyGeotab API
The MyGeotab SDK is a powerful way to integrate other systems with MyGeotab data.
January 6, 2015
What we learned at Fleet Europe
Geotab team attended the Fleet Europe Forum in Hamburg Germany. We walked away with new knowledge, and the below summarizes some of our learnings
December 29, 2014
Earning insurance discounts with telematics data
In Canada, there are two types of mandatory auto insurance coverage. Learn more about earning Insurance Discounts with Telematics Data
December 23, 2014
Geotab wins Deloitte Technology leadership award
Geotab received the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Leadership award, recognizing companies demonstrating innovation and leadership in the technology industry.
November 21, 2014
Geotab in top 3 fleet management software solutions
Geotab has been awarded second place in a list of the top fleet management software solutions
November 12, 2014
Taming the technical issue
In the technology industry, technical issues can arise. Sometimes these technologies we depend on don’t work as expected
November 10, 2014
Realizing cost savings with GPS fleet management
Achieve cost savings and increase profits with a more efficient utilization of fleet vehicles, such as optimizing productivity, and reducing fuel costs.
October 17, 2014
Preventing negligent entrustment: Plausible deniability vs. telematics
It is probably good advice to think twice before you hand over the keys of your car to someone else, be they your family member, your friend, or your employee.
October 2, 2014
Data privacy, law compliance & telematics
The concern over loss of privacy and abuse has increased. More countries are moving towards upgrading their data privacy or data protection laws.
September 2, 2014
Behind the scenes: Working for a telematics company
Check out this blog post to learn about just some of the benefits of working at a telematics company.
August 11, 2014
The ins and outs of route optimization
With the introduction of advanced technology and fleet management solutions, companies and organizations with large fleets have recognized the significance.
July 14, 2014
Distracted drivers: Road rage & texting while driving
Road rage continues to be a major issue. Read about the causes of road rage, avoidance techniques, and how telematics helps.
June 11, 2014
Third party integration in your telematics solution
The Geotab platform integrates with a diverse set of third party devices. Read about some popular applications including Garmin, Iridium Satellite, and HOS.
May 29, 2014
Customer support: The new competitive difference
Businesses often look to competitive pricing and promotions to retain customers, but excellent customer support can be just as effective.
May 22, 2014
Learning the MyGeotab SDK
What is the MyGeotab SDK? Learn all about Geotab's Software Development Kit and extend the functionality of your fleet management software.
May 16, 2014
The role of telematics in the green movement of fleets
A growing number of organizations are joining the green fleet movement. Discover how telematics is making fleets more efficient and sustainable.
May 13, 2014
The future of mapping and OpenStreetMap
Having a comprehensive map is important in the telematics industry as it serves as a tool that provides an easy to understand visualization of real-world data.
May 2, 2014
Fleet flexibility with auto VIN detection
VIN detection with Geotab helps fleets easily identify vehicles and cross-reference with internal records should the need ever arise.
April 29, 2014
How your vehicle odometer works
Vehicle odometer is one of the most critical pieces of information for fleet managers. Read about potential issues and how Geotab maintains accuracy.
March 27, 2014
Nothing installed wrong can work right
A Geotab expert installer explains the importance of proper aftermarket installation, as shown by real-life case examples.
March 26, 2014
Being hit with the benefits of telematics
Reduce costs and safeguard your vehicle assets - especially during road collisions - with telematics and fleet management technology.
March 11, 2014
Using third party telematics devices in MyGeotab
The power of the right platform can mean everything to a fleet manager. Learn how to integrate third party telematics devices in MyGeotab.
March 3, 2014
Fortune 500 company uses telematics theft recovery
How Geotab's telematics solution helped a Fortune 500 company recover their stolen vehicle – pinpointing the exact location and trips history.
February 27, 2014
New commercial fleet telematics videos now on YouTube
Watch new YouTube videos from Geotab on commercial fleet telematics videos: Driver Safety, Fleet Optimization, and Compliance.
February 26, 2014
According to the DOT, 317,000 large trucks were involved in traffic crashes In the U.S. Telematics accident data can be used to analyze accidents.
January 29, 2014
A deeper dive into Geotab's knowledge base
Geotab maintains a knowledge base which includes valuable articles and detailed information for all users, covering diverse hardware and software topics.
January 27, 2014
Compliance and telematics technology certification
A review of telematics technology certification and Geotab's compliance: PTCRB, FCC/IC, CE, J1455, Carrier Certifications, and RoHS.
January 24, 2014
Quick tips for making the most out of MyGeotab
MyGeotab, a web application for fleet management, makes sharing and navigating simple.
January 7, 2014
Employee telematics training is always essential
Learn about the many business benefits of investing in telematics training and continued education for your employees. Boost competitiveness and profit.
December 30, 2013
Fleet management with VIN
Telematics technology identifies vehicles based on their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), providing the fleet manager with an overview of assets.
December 30, 2013
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. Read about key risk factors.
December 27, 2013
A lesson learned with battery replacement
Top tips to maintain vehicle health and prevent battery replacement. Learn how telematics can help alert you to battery problems.
December 23, 2013
Nurture Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace
What is workplace creativity? How can businesses turn creativity into innovation? Find the answers here, including how to inspire and reward employees.
December 11, 2013
Who says Hours of Service (HOS) has to be difficult
Trucking companies are using apps for better productivity and compliance. Read about Geotab Drive, the mobile app for hours-of-service (HOS) and DVIR.
November 26, 2013
Boosting employee productivity and security
A strong communications plan is an important part of a telematics program, and helps boost employee productivity and strengthen work relations.
November 19, 2013
Making machines talk
A NetDuino board, servo, LCD screen, construction kit, and the MyGeotab API for telematics data are assembled to make a handy location clock!
November 5, 2013
Hit your triple bottom line with fleet management
What is the triple bottom line? Read how gps fleet management and vehicle tracking can help your business help the planet, people, and increase profit.
October 28, 2013
Customizing how you receive your data in MyGeotab
MyGeotab includes real-time email alerts for rule violations. Follow these steps to customize your telematics data notifications.
October 24, 2013
EOBR, now or when…
Why it's important to start thinking about Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBR) and benefits of EOBR telematics programs.
October 23, 2013
Using RFID with telematics technology
You can better manage your human assets by utilizing RFID technology - for keeping track of who is driving, or travelling, in your vehicles.
October 22, 2013
Smarter management with Geotab’s posted road speed
This blog post discusses NAVTEQ and OpenStreetMap, makers of digital maps for GPS navigation, and the accuracy of posted road speed data.
October 8, 2013
5 ways to chop your fuel expenses right now
Maximizing your vehicle's MPG performance with fleet management technology can quickly lower your fuel costs. Follow these steps for quick results.
October 7, 2013
5 ways to improve your driving
Five easy tips for improving your driving today using the Geotab GO device and MyGeotab fleet management software.
September 25, 2013
Curtailing aggressive driving
The NHTSA states that aggressive driving is reported in over half of fatal crashes, with excessive speeding being the number one factor.
September 23, 2013
Boost your sales team productivity with telematics
Sales is all about spending more time selling and less time dealing with administration. Read how telematics can make your team more productive.
September 16, 2013
The telematics feedback loop
Understanding the feedback loop is important to changing driver behavior and reducing aggressive driving. Learn the four stages of the feedback loop.
September 11, 2013
3 benefits of mobile fleet management
Since the 1990s, the internet has touched and changed almost every aspect of our lives and business as well, and this includes telematics.
September 9, 2013
Taking a safe trip across Africa with Geotab
10 months of travel and some of the worst roads imaginable - this is the story of how a customer used Geotab technology to make a safe trip across Africa.
September 5, 2013
MyGeotab data mining: Top 6 most customized reports
Data mining at Geotab is key to understanding our customer’s needs. We compiled a list of the top 6 most customized MyGeotab reports.
September 3, 2013
Using GPS tracking as a supply chain tool
Learn how GPS fleet tracking technology improves the reliability of the supply chain by increasing the visibility of goods across the network.
August 26, 2013
IPv6: Are we prepared?
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) will expand the Internet addressing system, enabling true direct device-to-device communication.
August 22, 2013
Setting the standard in data quality
Geotab’s unique curve-based algorithm determines which of the second-by-second GPS points should be saved and transmitted to MyGeotab.
August 20, 2013
Combine vehicle maintenance & GPS fleet management
Being optimally safe begins with proper vehicle maintenance.
June 25, 2013
The power of the cloud in telematics
More businesses are reducing expensive IT costs by moving their data and applications to the Internet — also know as the cloud.
May 28, 2013
Understanding on-the-go wi-fi service
Wi-Fi service is becoming an integral part of planes, trains, and automobiles, via 3G-Wi-Fi router or by making a hotspot with your smartphone.
May 24, 2013
Stolen vehicle recovered With Geotab telematics
She woke up to discover that her vehicle was not in the front driveway, but it was equipped with a GPS tracking device. Read about stolen vehicle recovery.
May 7, 2013
On-board diagnostics and the remote mechanic
Every vehicle owner has taken their car to the mechanics after noticing unusual system operations. On-board diagnostics are the first line of defense.
April 15, 2013
Knowledge is power with data mining
Sir Francis Bacon said "knowledge is power" back in and this holds true today. Data mining and predictive analytics are transforming business organizations.
April 5, 2013
What is machine to machine (M2M)?
Machine to machine, also known as M2M, refers to intelligent communication between two or more devices. Learn how M2M works and how it is used.
March 30, 2013
Fleet manager skills lead to career longevity
Learn the top 5 qualities shared by successful fleet managers. The first essential skill is being flexible and adaptable to change.
March 20, 2013
The intangible value of fleet management
Fleet management technology has a direct impact on the bottom line of businesses, adding value and economic benefit over time.
February 25, 2013
Telematics and advanced product quality planning
Like other tech industries, demand for newer and better telematics products is constant. Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) pushes innovation further.
February 14, 2013
Having a winning hand is essential for a success in business, as in any card game. Lead with your high cards and your low cards will also become winners.
February 11, 2013
Managing driver safety with geotab telematics data
In MyGeotab, driver safety management is simplified. The user simply needs to turn on the rules that are most relevant to company goals.
February 4, 2013
Preventing accidents: Reverse detection telematics
Appx. 30% of all accidents occur when vehicles are moving in reverse. Reverse detection can help mitigate vehicle damage through unexpected accidents.
January 29, 2013
Geotab introduces new installer certification program
Get certified with the online Geotab Installer Certification program. Training materials, installer agreements, and tests are available for download.
January 21, 2013
The future of telematics
Telematics technology has come a long way from the the introduction of the tachograph more than 60 years ago, a simple disk with paper graph.
January 10, 2013
Driving for the weather 101
Many factors can impact your timing when driving on a schedule – bad weather is one of them. Tips for coping with road closures, low visibility, and more.
December 10, 2012
Exploring 2G, 3G, 4G technology
What does 2G, 3G, 4G mean for telematics? Read about the differences in GSM technology generations and how carriers are phasing out older technology (2G).
November 26, 2012
Benefits of iridium satellite tracking
Iridium Satellite Tracking 101: The Iridium network consists of 66 satellites that are separated into six orbital planes in Low Earth Orbit.
November 20, 2012
Getting started with big data using M2M telematics
Having the right data to predict and adapt is a competitive advantage in business. Collect and manage your data with m2m telematics.
November 16, 2012
Step-by-step instructions for simple install
Geotab's instructions will help you quickly and easily install your plug and play GPS vehicle tracking device. This leaflet is added to device packaging.
November 15, 2012
Transforming fleet management with IOX technology
Read how IOX Technology helps you expand the fleet management capabilities, without increasing business costs or the device size.
November 5, 2012
Benefits of managing by exception
Management by Exception is a policy by which management focuses its time on the most critical issues that will most impact results.
October 29, 2012
Trips summary reporting
A review of the trips summary reporting feature in MyGeotab and how to compare the performance of vehicles, drivers, or groups.
October 19, 2012
Collision reconstruction data
Accelerometer and GPS data can be used by collision reconstruction experts to complement environmental data collected from the field, such as tire marks.
October 12, 2012
Differences in OBD plug-in fleet management devices
There are a lot of OBD plug-in devices on the market, but not all are made equal. Find out why the Geotab GO device is the Rosetta Stone of the industry.
October 2, 2012
Improving operations with telematics
Telematics technology helps future-proof business operations by helping companies achieve specific objectives, with measurement and management of data.
September 25, 2012
Measure twice, cut once
Business measurement with telematics can help you accurately measure performance and find opportunities for savings and growth.
September 18, 2012
Integrating with existing fleet management solution
There are several ways of integrating telematics and providing access to your data alongside your existing solution. Read about Geotab's SDK.
September 14, 2012
The new stakeholder
Not every company has a dedicated fleet manager. Find out about the new stakeholders in fleet management and what they need.
September 7, 2012
The power of custom fleet management reporting
A growing number of organizations have been turning to telematics and custom fleet management reporting to find vehicle cost savings.
August 30, 2012
Insurance telematics: Creating the synergy
Insurance companies are gaining significant traction in telematics-based programs for commercial fleet customers. Read more about insurance telematics.
August 16, 2012
Mobile network operators’ opportunity in telematics
There is big opportunity for mobile network operators in the telematics industry. Learn more about the factors driving this growth.
August 2, 2012
The “why” and “how” to improve fuel economy
A comprehensive green fleet program should include telematics. Read how GPS fleet management technology helps improve fuel economy.
July 27, 2012