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Geotab Data Shows Massive Increase in Fleet Activity as Florida Prepares for Hurricane Irma

The devastation left by Hurricane Harvey has truly spurred the state of Florida into action. While Harvey departs, Hurricane Irma, already dubbed the most powerful Hurricane in the Atlantic, has left a trail of damage in the Caribbean and poses one of the most severe meteorological threats to Florida in its history. To help present

Run on Less: All-Star Team of Truck Drivers Show How Technology and Driving Can Impact Fuel Efficiency

The roadshow has begun! A fleet of Class 8 trucks are off and running for the Run on Less cross-country roadshow to raise awareness about fuel efficiency best practices in long-haul trucking. There are exciting innovations happening in the trucking industry and particularly in the area of fuel economy. New engine and drivetrain technology, low

Geotab Data Shows Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Driving and Commercial Fleet Activity

Hurricane Harvey continues to have devastating impact on the lives of Texans. The impact has been felt not only on a personal level by citizens all across the Houston area, but also economically through the thousands of businesses that simply cannot operate as they did just a few days before Harvey hit. There are Geotab

What is OBD II? History of On-Board Diagnostics

You may have seen OBD or OBD II mentioned when reading about connected vehicles and the Geotab GO device. Read this post for an overview of OBD II and a timeline of developments. What Is an On-Board Diagnostics System (OBD)? OBD is an abbreviation of On-Board Diagnostics and refers to the automotive electronic system that

Smartphone ELDs are the Future of Trucking but Beware of the Limitations

Smartphones have taken the world by storm. It’s funny to look back now on the 2007 exchange between then Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and David Lieberman of USA Today, where Ballmer infamously stated: “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It’s a $500 subsidized item.” Fast-forward

How Geotab Cloud ELD Works

Geotab Cloud ELD is a reliable and user-friendly fleet platform for tracking, managing, and sharing records of duty status (RODS). The solution harnesses Geotab’s expertise in technology and innovation to simplify and streamline electronic logging for carriers and truck drivers. Cloud ELD works by interconnecting the Geotab GO telematics device and the MyGeotab fleet management

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